The December update to Minerva introduces updates to drag and drop, reporting on student progress, question banks, the student preview exit process and copying improvements. A new feature has also been introduced: module links.
Top Hat has scheduled maintenance on the 27th of November from 06:00 AM – 09:00 AM During this maintenance window, Top Hat will be unavailable to all users. This downtime is required by Top Hat’s cloud provider, Amazon Web Services, to perform an upgrade of their database servers. If you have any questions please contact…
The November update to Minerva introduces updates to Tests, Gradebook and content items.
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.
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 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).
Ultra Course View modules will be available from Thursday 9 June, along with support to assist in the transition over the summer period.
Information about the upcoming move to Ultra Course View, with details on training resources and support.
Frequently asked questions regarding the move to Minerva Ultra Course View, along with information on how you can keep up-to-date on project developments.
Dates to note in relation to Minerva Ultra Course View, along with information on training and resources.
A new eLearning resource is now available for colleagues, providing a high-level overview of forthcoming changes within Minerva.
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.
There will be essential maintenance taking place on the Lecture Capture and Media Management System. During this period the Mediasite Service should be considered ‘at risk’ but users should still be able to playback recordings.
The next phase of the Minerva upgrade project, focusing on improvements to teaching areas, has now begun. Find out more about the changes that are happening and the support available ahead of the 2022/23 academic year.
The Digital Education Systems Update newsletter for September 2021 introduces new tools that have been implemented and summarises recent changes to tools and systems.
Minerva will be unavailable from 5.00 pm on Friday 6 August until Wednesday 11 August while the upgrade takes place. During this time you won’t have access to content.
Minerva is being upgraded to the latest version of Blackboard at the beginning of August. Minerva will be unavailable from 5.00 pm on Friday 6 August until Wednesday 11 August while the upgrade takes place.
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…
Mediasite will be upgraded on Saturday 28 August, between 12am and 4am. During this period the Mediasite Service should be considered at risk but users should still be able to playback recordings. Content uploads are not advised as they may take longer than usual to process. You may also need to reload the Media area…
Minerva will be upgraded to the latest version of Blackboard over the summer period, we have scheduled sessions for staff where key changes will be demonstrated.
Minerva will be unavailable from 5.00pm on Friday 6 August until Wednesday 11 August while upgrade takes place. Access to other University systems, such as Outlook, OneDrive and Student/Faculty Services, will be unaffected.
OD&PL are offering two workshops on Creating and Sharing Content. Colleagues who have not yet migrated to Mediasite Mosaic may find these short workshops helpful.