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Policy on Minerva Communications - Staff Guide

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This guide is for staff in schools and services who use Minerva to communicate with groups of students for administrative and support purposes. It is not relevant to staff who...

Module Announcements - Staff Guide

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Announcements are module level communications. They go to all members of the module (staff and students). They are an ideal way for staff to post time-sensitive information, for example: A...

Create a Minerva Document - Staff Guide

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You can create a Document to present a combination of content from the Module Content page. For example, you can include introductory text for a lesson, an audio file of...

School and Faculty Communications - Staff Guide

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Minerva has organisation areas for programmes, schools and faculties which can be used to send emails and announcements to the participants of that organisation. Members who do not have a...

Minerva Messages - Staff Guide

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The Messages feature can be used to communicate with students enrolled on a module/organisation. For Messages sent to more than one person, students/staff will be able to see the names...

Add files - Staff Guide

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You can add a variety of content types to your module or organisation. This guide explains how to add files. If you’d like to add rich content that combines a...

Add Files from Cloud Storage - Staff Guide

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Files can be added to modules directly from your University of Leeds OneDrive account. IMPORTANT OneDrive is the only supported cloud service at the University of Leeds. For step-by-step guidance...

Add a folder - Staff Guide

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Folders are a useful way of organising content by adding structure to your module/organisation. You can create two levels of Folders to organise your content. You can't create a third...

Create a Learning Module - Staff Guide

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Learning Modules can be used in your module to organise content allowing students to move from one content item to the next without distractions or extra clicks. Learning Modules are...

What are the recommended browsers for Minerva?

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Minerva supports the most recent version of all major desktop browsers: Google Chrome Microsoft Edge Firefox Quantum Safari (Mac Only) Visit the browser checker on Blackboard's website to check if...

Getting started Blackboard Assignment - Staff Guide

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Blackboard Assignments can be useful for submissions that do not require checking for plagiarism (Turnitin should be used for text-based assessments in general). There is no plagiarism checking available with...

Add images to Minerva: Staff Guide

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Adding images to your content area can be a great way of grabbing attention and increasing engagement in your modules, and as an effective visual tool within your learning content...

Add Package (Zip) Files - Staff Guide

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Packages are a set of files that are linked together and compressed into a single package (.zip). Some software providers (e.g. Articulate) allow users to output package files that are...

Move to Minerva Ultra Course View

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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...

Find your module/organisations - Staff Guide

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When you first log into Minerva, the Global Navigation menu on the left displays a link called Modules. Click this to open the Modules page. The Modules page is where...

Set exceptions and accommodations in Gradebook - Staff Guide

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There are two options available when setting individual student exceptions/accommodations: You can give a student an accommodation which will apply to all Blackboard assessments: Blackboard Test, Blackboard Assignment and assessed...

Gradebook settings explained - Staff Guide

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You can view and make changes to the default Gradebook settings for your module. Gradebook settings include options to set up and modify: Grade Schema, Automatic Zeros, Overall Grade, Grade...

Blackboard Grading Rubrics - Staff Guide

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Blackboard (Minerva) Grading Rubrics are a different tool to the Rubrics available in Turnitin. Blackboard Rubrics cannot be used in Turnitin. Read the Turnitin guide on Rubrics for information if...

How to access the Gradebook - Staff Guide

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Gradebook is the place where you can manage assessments and student grades/feedback. Assessments created in Minerva will automatically create an item in the Gradebook for the return of grades and...

Mark a module as complete - Staff Guide

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You can choose to set your module as Complete when it has ended, to provide a visual indication that it has finished and to prevent further changes from being made....

Edit a Minerva Document - Staff Guide

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A default institutional template is added to all new modules. This template has been designed to assist staff when structuring modules and to provide a consistent method of navigation to...

Minerva Netiquette

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View Minerva Student Guides home page View Minerva Staff Guides home page What is Netiquette? Netiquette is a set of informal rules or conventions which can help ensure your online...