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When there is a planned software update or release, often to introduce new features, bug fixes or improvements, you'll find associated News posts on this page.
Sometimes these can involve short periods of planned downtime, if so, we'll mention this in the relevant News post below and also show them on the Downtime and Maintenance page to help you keep track.
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The November update brings some improvements to the content editor (for adding images), the Gradebook and Assessment tools, and a new feature in Turnitin allowing assignment settings to be copied. A known issue relating to progress tracking is also resolved.
Labster, our 3D laboratory training software, now has a custom quiz editor added to its simulation platform.
New release includes rich content editor going live.
The October update to Minerva introduces updates to Blackboard Assignments, Tests and improved functionality to send reminders to students for Turnitin assessments. Changes have also recently been introduced to the grading interface for Blackboard Assignments and Tests.
A new 'flexible grading' interface is now available for Blackboard Test and Assignment.
Our vendor has released a new grading interface which we will enable in Minerva w/c 18th September. This will affect the marking of Blackboard Assignments and Tests only.
The September update to Minerva introduces updates to Learning Modules, Module Banners, Batch Editing and Progress Tracking. Additionally, a Recording Tool has been enabled and there is now the option to remove Blackboard Collaborate from the Details & Actions menu.
The August update to Minerva introduces updates to Learning Modules, Messages, Gradebook and Groups. A known issue relating to Calculated Numeric Test questions is resolved.
Improvements to PebblePad this month include: PDFs now viewable directly within PebblePad; Activity Log and Collections features now enable a specific tempate as the criteria - this template will automatically be reportable on, without the need to create an assignment for it.
The July update to Minerva introduces updates to assessment, options to resize media added to Documents, copying, and progress tracking (student view). The option for students to self-enrol is now also possible in Ultra Course View Organisations.
31 accessibility improvements to PebblePad
A summary of key Minerva updates made since summer 2022 is now available.
The June update to Minerva introduces improvements to Tests and Module Links. Announcement now also appear in the top menu and there is a new icon for Learning Modules.
PebblePad releases new features inluding ability to report on data saved in tables.
The May update to Minerva introduces improvements to Gradebook, Tests, drag and drop functionality, editing options for LTI assessments (e.g. Turnitin) and Ally.
PebblePad will be updated on the 2nd May and will include several new features
The April update to Minerva introduces a new module search function for both staff and students. Improvements have been made to Gradebook, Tests and copying.
PebblePad will be updated on the 30th March and will include several new features.
Last month, we saw improvements and new features being added to a number of digital education systems.
The March update to Minerva brings improvements to assessment grading, scheduling of announcements, and the ability to control the visibility of module/organisation enrolments to students.
PebblePad will be updated on the 28th February and will include several new features.
The issue with navigating between Group Assignment Submissions in Minerva has been resolved.
Turnitin have updated the default class expiry date to twelve months
Turnitin have made improvements to the submission interface to accommodate use of smaller screens.
Turnitin have made improvements to the assignment inbox.
The February update to Minerva brings improvements to Tests, Gradebook, Progress Tracking and Groups.
Gradescope new Section Management features provide options for customising and managing assignments for module groups
On Tuesday 31st of January 2023, there will be 10 minutes of potential downtime between 7am and 7:30am whilst PebblePad update their software.
The January update to Minerva introduces updates to Messages, Tests, Gradebook and Discussions.
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.
The November update to Minerva introduces updates to Tests, Gradebook and content items.
On Monday 31st October there will be 30 minutes of potential downtime from 7 am whilst PebblePad implement their latest release.
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.
The ability to create Microsoft Class Teams will be made available to staff on Tuesday 20th September.
A recent Minerva update now means you can create Groups Sets and add members via CSV upload.
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...
Details of the August update to Minerva. Introducing new features and improvements to existing functionality with a focus on Tests.
New simulation labs have been released in Labster this month covering organic chemistry and anatomy and physiology.
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.
Slight change to PebblePad log-in
There will be 30 minutes of potential downtime from 7am whilst PebblePad implement their latest release (2022.6).
Padlet has a fresh new look! Padlet has updated its Homepage (dashboard). Though it may look different most of the functionality remains unchanged. Users with a Padlet account will now be able to create folders to save their Padlet's to, making it easier to find what you are looking for if you've got lots of...
Changes to the design of PebblePad ATLAS.
Mediasite Desktop Recorder will be retired on Friday 27 August and replaced by Mediasite Mosaic. This new application provides access to multiple recording options, and can also be used to bulk upload videos created in other applications to Mediasite. Colleagues are encouraged to start using Mosaic before Mediasite Desktop Recorder is retired – full instructions...