Create content in Minerva
Learn how to create content in your Minerva module area.
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Rather than simply uploading content into your module, it is recommended you plan in advance. Do you want your content to be structured in a specific way – for example, by week or by topic? Think about what would make the most sense to your students.
Before you start creating folders, keep in mind Ultra allows for a “two deep” folder structure in keeping with the mobile first approach. If this has impact on your module design, you might need to re-think your approach.
Containers for your content
- Learning Modules
- Folder or Learning Modules - which should I use?
- Structuring your content - best practice, when using the module template
Adding and copying content
You can add a variety of content, such as online lectures, multimedia, tests, assignments, links to websites, reading lists and more to your module/organisation. You can also copy content from other modules.
- Copying Content
- Create a Document
- Edit a Document
- Module Lecture Capture in Minerva
- Add Video from Mediasite
- Embed Video in Minerva (from third party sites such like YouTube or Microsoft Stream)
- Resize embedded content
- Add Files
- Add files from the Content Collection
- Add Files from Cloud Storage
- Add Package (Zip) Files
- Reducing File Sizes
- Add Images
- Finding suitable quality images for your module content
- Copyright and Minerva
- Add a Module Link
Using Student Preview to review your content
Making your content accessible
- Using Ally to improve accessibility
- General help on creating accessible documents can be found on the Digital Accessibility website
- Accessibility statements for teaching and learning content on the Digital Accessibility website
Managing the release of content
- Batch Edit to change the availability of multiple pieces of content
- Conditional Availability (formerly known as adaptive release)
- Remove Conditional Availability rules
The Content Collection is the file storage behind Minerva. You can browse the Content Collection to add files to a module or organisation. It is especially useful if you want to add the same document to multiple modules/organisations (e.g. School Contact List).
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