The February update to Minerva brings improvements to Tests, Gradebook, Progress Tracking and Groups.
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There is an intermittent issue, which is affecting some users, where a grade entered in the Turnitin Feedback Studio is not being posted to the module Gradebook in Minerva.
Gradescope new Section Management features provide options for customising and managing assignments for module groups
Frequent visitors to this site may notice it looks a little different following a recent update focusing on improving
the browsing experience for users with visual impairments.
On Tuesday 31st of January 2023, there will be 10 minutes of potential downtime between 7am and 7:30am whilst PebblePad update their software.
Some Collaborate recordings made on the 18th of January may not contain whiteboard content shared during the session
The issue affecting Turnitin has now been resolved.
There is an unexpected service issue and users of Turnitin may be experiencing system issues.
When using the arrows to move back and forth between group assignment submissions from the Gradebook, the submission file does not update, making it seem that the groups all submitted the same file.
Turnitin has scheduled maintenance from Saturday 14th January 2023, 17:00 to Sunday 15th January 01:00 GMT
The issue affecting Minerva Class Teams is now resolved.
Staff are currently unable to create new Minerva Class Teams via Minerva modules and organisations. Direct links to Minerva Class Teams are also not displaying in Minerva at present.
The January update to Minerva introduces updates to Messages, Tests, Gradebook and Discussions.
Colleagues in OD&PL are offering PebblePad training sessions week commencing the 9th of January 2023.
Gradescope has scheduled maintenance from Saturday 14th January 2023, 17:00 to Sunday 15th January 01:00 GMT. During this period there will be interrupted service.
Discover how to set up a PebblePad workspace and assignment from a Minerva module or organisation, allowing the capture of your Minerva student cohort and enable grades to pass back to the Minerva Gradebook
Explore some of the integrated assistive technology of the Office 365 package. This includes, Teams, Word and PowerPoint This remote event is open to all students and staff.
On Monday 12th December, there will be 10 minutes of potential downtime from 7am whilst PebblePad implement their latest release.
The December update to Minerva introduces updates to drag and drop, reporting on student progress, question banks, and more, along with a new anticipated feature: module links.
Top Hat has scheduled maintenance on the 27th of November from 06:00 to 09:00 AM. During this maintenance window, Top Hat will be unavailable to all users.
The November update to Minerva introduces updates to Tests, Gradebook and content items.
The issue affecting display of the Turnitin submission inbox has now been resolved, due to the vendor applying a fix. Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused as a result of this issue.
On Monday 31st October there will be 30 minutes of potential downtime from 7 am whilst PebblePad implement their latest release.
New and experienced academic personal tutors may be interested in the session on how to build authentic tutor/tutee relationships.
There appears to be an issue with the page trying to resize inbox columns when it is above a certain pixel size. Colleagues may see the inbox window rapidly flickering and will be unable to unable open any of the submissions.
To resolve an issue where some staff users have reported that they are not able to see the Microsoft Teams link in Minerva modules, the vendor will be carrying out maintenance.
The issue affecting file uploads in Minerva is now resolved.
There is currently an issue where users may not be able to upload files within Minerva intermittently.
The October update to Minerva introduces the staff view of progress tracking functionality in Ultra Course View modules. There also improvements to Tests and the rendering of Math Formulas.
Mediasite is experiencing performance issues including missing functionality and permissions issues.
There is a known issue affecting the roster sync of students between Minerva modules and the Turnitin assignment inbox. Staff may see the following error message when attempting to open the assignment inbox. "The membership service encountered some errors. Click here for details Error fetching memberships URL" The issue may affect assignment in modules where...
Top Hat has scheduled maintenance on the following dates and times: September 25, 2022 from 06:00am - 09:00am GMT October 2, 2022 from 06:00am - 09:00am GMT October 9, 2022 from 06:00am - 09:00am GMT During this maintenance window, Top Hat will be unavailable to all users. If you have any questions please contact the...
Staff can now create Microsoft Class Teams directly within Minerva Ultra Course View modules and organisations.
The new LeedsforLife systems – PebblePad, StREAM@Leeds and Microsoft Bookings with me – will support APT in their roles. There are currently three training options available.
The ability to create Microsoft Class Teams will be made available to staff on Tuesday 20th September.
Information on resources and support to assist staff and students in the transition to Minerva Ultra Course View.
A recent Minerva update now means you can create Groups Sets and add members via CSV upload.
The next series of PebblePad training sessions start week commencing the 5 September
The September update to Minerva introduces new features and improvements to existing functionality with a focus on assessment and accessibility features. New features Assessment Grade overrides are now included in Grade History downloads. Blackboard Rubrics can be copied from Original (used for 21/22 modules and earlier) and Ultra Course View modules. New Ally alternative format...
Gradescope have introduced a new look to the Create Assignment workflow. Create Assignments has moved to a separate page to provide instructors more screen space and allow more space for upcoming section management features. Gradescope guidance has been updated to reflect this change.
Top Hat has updated the navigation header for all staff and students. All functionalities of the old header remain, this update is for a fresh new look! Old Top Hat Header: New Top Hat Header: The biggest change to note is the location of the Course Settings and the Add Educator button no longer sits...
The issue affecting Grade Centre columns for Turnitin assignments in Original Course View (21/22 modules and earlier) first reported in July and resulting in the column being un-hidden from students after making changes to the assignment settings within the Turnitin interface has been resolved.
Details of the August update to Minerva. Introducing new features and improvements to existing functionality with a focus on Tests.
Since the new LeedsforLife systems (PebblePad, StREAM and MS Bookings) were launched in autumn 2021, many of you have been in touch to tell us about some changes you’d like to see.
The unexpected service issue affecting Turnitin has now been resolved.
Turnitin have reported an unexpected service incident issue with their service. For continued updates, you can track the issue using Turnitin’s service status: https://turnitin.statuspage.io/
New simulation labs have been released in Labster this month covering organic chemistry and anatomy and physiology.
Saving Turnitin assignment settings causes an issue where the Grade Centre column is made visible. Please be aware when saving Turnitin settings while a fix is being developed.
The July update to Minerva introduces new features and improvements to existing functionality with a focus on assessment, grading, module content and accessibility. Some issues with copying content have also been resolved.