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Getting Started with Minerva - Student Guides

Minerva is the University's Portal and Virtual Learning Environment. It provides a route through to key information at Leeds and online areas for each module you are studying. Learn how to navigate around Minerva by taking a look at the guides below.

To access Minerva, go to and sign in using your and password.

Get Started with Minerva

Minerva is your virtual learning environment (VLE) and portal to other key University systems. This quick start guide introduces you to Minerva.

Navigating outside of a module

A more in depth look at how to move around Minerva and use the tools available outside of your modules.

Navigating inside a module

A more in depth look at what you see inside a module, you’ll have different navigation options and additional tools - learn what these are, and when to use them.

What are organisations?

Find out about organisations in Minerva - What are they and when you will use them.

Set your profile picture

You can add or change your photo on your profile in Minerva.

Add your name pronunciation to your profile

You can add pronunciation information, both written and recorded, to your Minerva profile.

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Progress Tracking in Minerva

If your tutor has turned progress tracking on for your module, you'll have the option to keep track of the content you have worked through and to monitor your progress. Learn more about Progress Tracking.

Find/search for a module you are enrolled on

Learn how to find/search for a module in Minerva.

Need help finding a guide? The A to Z of Minerva Guides lists all the Minerva guides currently available on this site. You can also search this site to find answers to your questions.