Minerva: Staff Guides

Minerva is the University’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) that enables staff to create and manage online teaching areas and to communicate with students. It uses Blackboard technology with a wide range of in-built and integrated tools for interactive learning, assessment and grading.  Visit minerva.leeds.ac.uk and sign in using your username@leeds.ac.uk and password.

Start here to get orientated with Ultra Course View, includes guidance on how to use the institutional module template.
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Learn how to setup and manage your modules. Make sure the right people have access to your modules/organisations by consulting the enrolment guides.
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Ultra Course View offers a variety of ways for you to add content to your module/organisations. These guides focus on creating content.
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Minerva offers communication at module, school, faculty and programme level. Staff can also request University-wide announcements. These guides focus on the different ways you can use Minerva to communicate.
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Guides that focus on the built-in tools you can use to engage and interact with your students.
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Guides focusing on the built-in tools in Minerva to help your students keep on track and to help you understand how they are performing.
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Learn how to use the assessment tools available to Staff via Minerva. Understand how to use the Gradebook and the workflows involved in grading and posting grades.
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As part of the move to Ultra Course View you’ll notice the usability of all of the interactive tools (discussion boards, blogs and journals) have been improved.
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Looking for something specific? Try the A-Z for all our Minerva documentation.
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A summary of all Minerva related news and updates.
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Find guidance on Original (for modules 21-22 and earlier).
This link will take you to the old Minerva support website.
Ultra Course View modules are now available for population. Here are the answers to some common questions staff may have as they prepare for the 2022/23 academic year.
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Don’t forget you can search this site for answers to specific questions you might have.

Search this site for help with Minerva

Or view the A to Z of Minerva Guides on this site.


Looking for guides for Minerva Original (for modules 2021/22 or earlier)? The Minerva Original A to Z might help.