A new 'flexible grading' interface is now available for Blackboard Test and Assignment.
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Find out how you can get involved in the 2023/24 Noteable computational notebook pilot.
We have become aware of inaccuracies in the membership of student groups (specifically made for communications) within School and Faculty organisations. Whilst these are investigated we advise that staff should not use these groups.
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.
New Minerva module areas for the 2023/24 academic were made available for population in June, and staff are now reminded to build their modules before teaching begins in the new academic year.
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.
Attend our Noteable computational notebook information event on 6 September and find out about taking part in our 2023/24 Noteable pilot.
Academic Personal Tutors who would like to learn about the systems that support APT meetings can benefit from attending the APT Essentials course running in 2023/24.
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 planned upgrade work to move Banner to a cloud-based platform will take place tomorrow, learn how this might affect you.
All modules due to run in 2023/24 have been created, and enrolments have been added.
We are investigating an intermittent issue where the Turnitin interface is freezing, and grades and comments entered are not being retained.
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.
Information to help you prepare your 2023/24 module areas, including support and guidance for content copying, and a summary of key updates to Minerva functionality since June 2022.
Would you like to learn more about making your content accessible? Take a look at Jenny Brady's new blog PDFs and accessibility: I learnt the hard way, so you don’t have to!
The May update to Minerva introduces improvements to Gradebook, Tests, drag and drop functionality, editing options for LTI assessments (e.g. Turnitin) and Ally.
The issue where Minerva messages were incorrectly sent to people with inactive enrolments has been resolved.
PebblePad will be updated on the 2nd May and will include several new features
Mark this year’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day by considering the accessibility of, and making changes to your digital content to improve the digital experience for all staff and students across the institution.
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.
The issue some staff were experiencing when using the filter in the Gradebook grid view filter has been resolved.
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.
Some staff are seeing an error message when using the Gradebook Grid View Filter.
Within this article you’ll find a background to the Minerva project, a reminder about module content rollover for the 2023/24 academic year, and an opportunity to provide feedback to the Minerva Project Team.
Extra credit option in Tests to be disabled in March.
PebblePad will be updated on the 28th February and will include several new features.
The issue affecting Turnitin has now been resolved.
There is an unexpected service issue and users of Turnitin may be experiencing system issues which may have resulted in slowness in generating Similarity Reports.
The issue with navigating between Group Assignment Submissions in Minerva has been resolved.
Minerva Messages are being incorrectly emailed to people with inactive enrolments in Minerva modules and organisations.
Turnitin have updated the default class expiry date to twelve months
Turnitin have made improvements to the assignment inbox.
The February update to Minerva brings improvements to Tests, Gradebook, Progress Tracking and Groups.
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
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.
The January update to Minerva introduces updates to Messages, Tests, Gradebook and Discussions.
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
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.