Re: VU Collaborate, useful information
This weekly email aims to provide you with tips for using VU’s new Learning Management System (LMS), VU Collaborate. We will outline some of the new features of the LMS and provide links to the many helpful resources produced by the Blended Learning Team. We have provided ‘play areas’ within VU Collaborate (sandpits) for you to investigate the new features of the system that will progressively be rolled out during 2014 to replace Blackboard (WebCT). Please note that most staff will continue to utilise Blackboard (WebCT) over Semester 1, and VU Collaborate will be available in Semester 2. For further information regarding the timelines for VU Collaborate, please refer to the FAQ guide.
This week’s tip: Using the HTML editor to create accessible documents
The Blended Learning Team have developed an extensive help site with a range of resources on issues such as course design and management and using the assessment tools. The HTML editor, for instance, allows you to cut and paste from Microsoft Word and create accessible documents that are usable by all people of different abilities. An ‘accessibility menu’ allows you to format the page so that a ‘screen reader’ may read the page aloud. For more information, see the ‘Content Editor: Accessibility’ video on the subject.
First time logging in? Using your regular login details please access your VU Collaborate sandpit via MYVU Portal.