Minerva Ultra Course View: Information for Staff

What do I need to do?

Staff will be aware that it is necessary to refresh their Minerva teaching areas before the start of the 2022/23 academic year as part of the move to Ultra Course View.

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

To provide a smooth transition for staff, a series of online resources and complementary virtual training sessions are now available.  These training sessions cover ‘Getting Started with Ultra Course View’, along with sessions on both Gradebook and Tests.

If you’re not available to attend live training sessions, you can find an on-demand version of the following courses:

Other available resources include:

What information will my students receive?

Students will have access to a series of resources at the Digital Education Systems Help website, including the Introduction to Minerva Ultra Course View eLearning resource, along with a series of Student Guides.

Content Copying

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. We do, however, strongly recommend that staff take time to explore the new institutional module template included in each module area and design their teaching areas following this suggested structure, rather than trying to recreate their previous Original modules.

We recommend that staff do not copy an entire module to Ultra Course View as not all content types will copy well.  Due to the new module design, any structure deeper than the two levels will not be copied across, resulting in more time being spent reviewing, moving, and removing content.  Staff should copy individual files, or other content, such as tests, over to Ultra Course View in small batches.

Where possible, staff should use the structure provided by the new institutional module template. This will not only assist you in organising your content but will also provide a more consistent experience for students.

For more information, see our Copy Content in Ultra Course View guide.

Further information

Up-to-date information regarding the move to Ultra Course View can be found on this site or on Twitter at @DESystemsUoL.

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