How to access your timetable
Timetables are subject to change. You should check your personal timetable regularly to ensure that you are either on campus or online at the right times.
Your personal timetable
Accessing your timetable via Minerva
Log into Minerva using your username and password.
Click the timetable icon in the toolbar at the top right (available on every tab).
This will take you to MyTimetable. From here, you can either remain on the default mobile site (where you can see your upcoming activities) or navigate to the desktop site (where you have more viewing options).
To navigate to the desktop site, go to the main menu (icon on the top left corner), scroll down and select ‘Go to desktop site’. Once on the desktop site, you can select day, week, month, or list from the tabs across the top of the page. To return to the mobile view, just select ‘Mobile’ from the top of the page.
MyTimetable allows you to sync your online timetable to your outlook calendar. You can find instructions on how to do this on the help section on MyTimetable.
Access through UniLeeds app
General guidance on how to inderstand your timetable is shared in this section
Most modules have whole class teaching which everyone studying the module attends together, and then group teaching where the whole cohort is split into smaller groups. When you look at your timetable, you will be able to see all the teaching activities you should take part in. When we refer to activities, we mean the classes associated with your module.
This year, you will be attending your course in different ways; some of your teaching is going to be in one of the three University supported learning platforms (Collaborate Ultra, Microsoft Teams and Zoom).
When you look at your student timetable you will be able to see the following information:
1. Time and Day: The start and finish time of the activity
2. Activity Name: Each activity on your timetable will be clearly labelled to indicate the method of delivery. Some examples are listed below:
- [ON CAMPUS]
- [ONLINE – LIVE via Collaborate]
- [ONLINE – LIVE via Teams]
- [ONLINE – LIVE via Zoom]
- [ONLINE – LIVE]
Where you see [ONLINE – LIVE] further guidance will be provided by the Module Team through Minerva.
When you have [ON-CAMPUS] teaching please avoid congregating outside rooms once your teaching has finished to help maintain social distancing.
3. Module Code: clicking this will give take you to a description of the module.
4. Teaching Weeks: the week(s) the activity is taught in (located on the right side for the ‘mobile’ site and on the left side for the ‘desktop site’).
5. Location: details of the location will be shown for on-campus teaching. Clicking on the location name will take you to a page that provides directions to the room along with other useful information.
6. Staff Name: this is the academic member of staff who is delivering the teaching activity to you.
7. Additional Information: Sometimes additional information may be provided regarding the content of the activity; depending on how you access your calendar, you may need to tap on the activity to view this.
8. Activity Type: When you look at the activity name it is made up of a number of components, e.g. HIST333001/WKS 1/01 [ON CAMPUS] or SOEE259001/LEC 1/01 [ONLINE - LIVE VIA COLLABORATE], the name is a combination of the module code, type of activity and delivery method. Here are some of the more commonly used types of activities that appear on timetables as abbreviations:
- LEC = Lecture
- SMR = Seminar
- TUT = Tutorial
- WKS = Workshop
- LAB = Laboratory
- PRC = Practical
- DROP-IN = Drop-in sessions where you don’t attend for the whole duration shown on your timetable
- CBL = Computer Based Learning
- FIELD = Field Work
If you see an activity type abbreviation on your timetable and you’re unsure of what it means, please contact your schoool timetabler for further advice.
You may also see the following text on your timetable:
- Drop-in session: this appears if you only need to drop-in at some point during the time shown and not for the whole time shown on your timetable. If a drop-in session causes a timetable clash contact your school timetabler for guidance.
- Your timetable may show activities labelled [PRE-RECORDED - See Minerva] - this is a recommended time for you to engage with teaching that is not live to ensure you are prepared for any subsequent live sessions for that module. You can choose to access this in your own time, but it is important that you stay up-to-date with all teaching that is not live. Some modules you are studying may not show recommended times for Pre-Recorded content; instead, the Module Manager will communicate with you to make sure you understand you need to access this teaching in your own time.
If you are studying a module whose semester 1 teaching starts in January 2021, and then has a semester 2 that is taught in September 2021, you will not be to view your semester 2 September 2021 timetable until May 2021.
Collaborate, Teams and Zoom are the three University supported learning platforms used for online classrooms, your induction will include information on how to access them. Find more information about Collaborate and it’s user interface here.