Learn how to create content in your Minerva module area.
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 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
- Add LinkedIn Learning content
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).