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).
This week’s feature: Grades Setup Wizard
VU Collaborate has an easy set-up process for grading and assessment. The grades set-up wizard is a seven set process that guides you through the tasks of creating a grade book. It helps you choose your grading system and the way that the grades will be calculated and then viewed by students. To find out more about the grades set-up wizard in VU Collaborate, see the training video on the subject.
A helpful hint: Assessing student work
It is possible to provide feedback on student work using the assessment drop box. The assessment drop box allows students to easily submit work, linked to your grading and assessment criteria. Again, we have created a video demonstration to walk your through the process.
First time logging in? Using your regular login details please access your VU Collaborate sandpit via MYVU Portal.