After 5 pm on Monday June 15, the web site Minerva for Faculty and Staff (http://www.mcgill.ca/minerva-faculty-staff ) will be taken out of service, and users trying to access any of its pages will automatically be redirected to articles in the IT Knowledge Base. The name and link to these articles are already displayed on each page of the web site.
Note that this change will not affect the Minerva application itself – only the location of information about Minerva, as used by faculty and staff.
How will you log into Minerva?
If you are accustomed to going to the Minerva for Faculty and Staff site and clicking the Login to Minerva icon, please note that you will still be able to access Minerva by any of the following means:
- Bookmark the Minerva User Login screen !
Tip: This bookmark will always work as long as the Minerva application is available, regardless of the availability of the McGill web pages, the myMcGill portal, or the IT Knowledge Base.
- Sign into the myMcGill portal (https://mymcgill.mcgill.ca) and click on the Minerva tab.
Tip: Once logged into the portal, you can access several applications including Minerva, Library Accounts, Classroom AV Instructions, and others without logging in again.
- Navigate to it: on the McGill Home page (www.mcgill.ca) in the Key sites, maps and directories pull down menu. The current link to “Minerva for faculty and staff” will be renamed to “Minerva Login” and will link directly to the Minerva User Login screen.
- From the IT Knowledge Base; several Minerva-related articles contain a link to the Minerva Login screen, including the service description for Minerva for Faculty and Staff .
- From other McGill web sites: some sites now display the familiar Login to Minerva icon.
What will happens to links which point to the Minerva for Faculty and Staff web pages?
All links from websites, emails, or PDF files to the Minerva for Faculty and Staff web site will automatically be redirected to the equivalent IT Knowledge Base article.
Any printed material referring to the web site should be updated with the correct URLs. If you are responsible for printed materials published by your department, you should email ICSTechWriters [at] campus.mcgill.ca (ICS Tech Writers) to request the proper link format to use in printed materials.
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