Adding a Unit Outline to your Space in VU Collaborate
VU Collaborate allows you to quickly and easily add your Unit Outline to the Content area. There are two areas in which you can do this:
- Within the ‘Unit Overview’ area in Content
- As a file within a module in Content, as part of the Table of Contents (preferred option)
Please note: The Unit Overview area is not searchable. This means if students are searching for information that only exists in your Unit Overview area, nothing will come up in the search. As such, you should also add the Unit Outline as a Module in Content. Adding the Unit Outline in a Content Module additionally allows you to also take advantage of linking to it from other activities (News items, Assessment Dropbox, other content areas, etc.).
For best practice, we recommend adding Unit Information in both Content areas, in order to best support students and to take advantage of extra features available in VU Collaborate.
How do I do it?
Adding your Unit Outline in a Content Module
Step 1: We recommend you create a new module at the top of your Content area (under Table of Contents), titled ‘Unit Information’ or ‘Welcome to the Unit’ (or equivalent descriptor).
Step 2: Select the module in which you wish to add Content.
Step 3: Add your Unit Outline using the drag and drop feature (drag a file from your computer into the drag area), or by using the New > Upload File option within the module.
You can find further instructions on how to do these tasks on the Creating content article of the VU Collaborate Help site.
Adding your Unit Outline to the Unit Overview area
Step 1: Go to the Content area of VU Collaborate and select Unit Overview
Step 2: Drag and drop the Unit Outline into the drag and drop area ‘Drag a file here to upload the attachment. Alternatively, click on the dropdown arrow next to the Unit Overview title and upload the attachment.
Step 3: Once uploaded, you will see your Unit Outline appear in the preview window.
Note: You can also add text content in the Unit Overview area, such as staff contact numbers or other key details about the course.