Minerva Ultra Course View – FAQs for Staff

N.B – Now that Ultra Course View modules are available for population, please refer to the new, answers to frequently asked questions.

Staff will be aware that it will be necessary to take the opportunity to refresh and rebuild teaching areas within Minerva Ultra Course View before the start of the 2022/23 academic year, as part of the next phase of the Minerva Upgrade Project.  You can find frequently asked questions regarding the move to Minerva Ultra Course View below, along with information on how you can keep up-to-date on project developments.

Please use the online form to contact the project team with any queries or feedback.

When will I have access to my 2022/23 Ultra Course View modules?

Ultra Course View module areas will be ready for population during the week commencing Monday 6 June, which means that most staff will have around four months to build their areas prior to the start of teaching for the 2022/23 academic year. This date is subject to change.

What will happen to my old modules?

There will be no changes to existing 2021/22 or older modules (including merged modules) – they will not be retrospectively converted to Ultra Course View. Access for both staff and students will also remain unchanged for these modules.

My module launches late in the 2021/22 academic year – will it use Original or Ultra Course View?

Any modules attached to the 2021/22 academic year will be created in Original Course View and will remain as such. This applies to modules that do not begin until summer 2022, even if they run beyond this period.

Can I still merge multiple modules/use merged modules?

Merged modules can be created in Ultra Course View. 2022/23 instances can be requested from the week commencing Monday 6 June. Complete the merged module request form providing the names/codes of the modules you would like merging.

What will happen to organisations?

All new organisations will be created in Ultra Course View (e.g. programme and year-based Faculty or School organisations), however existing organisations will remain in Original Course View until at least summer 2023. From June 2022, the Digital Education Systems Team will endeavour to help move existing organisations to Ultra Course View ahead of this time, where an early move is deemed desirable by the organisation owners. To request a move, please contact the IT Service Desk.

Can I copy content from older modules?

Although automated content copy (sometimes referred to as module rollover) is no longer technically possible, intuitive copy tools exist in Ultra Course View, enabling staff to copy individual, or multiple, pieces of content from older modules. Full guidance will be provided to enable staff to make the most of these copy tools.

What support will be available to help me make the move to Ultra Course View?

Training and support will be provided from late May/early June to assist staff in making the most of Ultra Course View. This will include comprehensive online guides and companion virtual training sessions on specific aspects of Ultra Course View (e.g. assessment).

How do I get enrolled on 2022/23 Ultra Course View modules?

The enrolment process is unchanged. All staff teaching on or supporting modules should be enrolled via Banner. Students will also be enrolled automatically via their Banner record.

Where can I learn more about Ultra Course View and the Minerva Migration Project?

The Introduction to Ultra Course View eLearning resource for staff, which provides a high-level overview of forthcoming changes and new functionality in Minerva, is now available. Please take time to look at this to familiarise yourself with these changes.

Up-to-date information regarding the move to Ultra can be found at the Digital Education Systems Help website or on Twitter at @DESystemsUoL.

Where can I find information on changes to the University’s Reading List tool?

The University’s Reading List tool is changing ahead of the 2022/23 academic year.  You can find out more information at the Library’s Reading List Project page, where further information and updates will be posted throughout the summer period.