The newly released VU Collaborate Manager (VUCM) introduces an efficient and instantaneous process for creating VU Collaborate delivery spaces. This important information details who is responsible for creating VU Collaborate Spaces and how to access and use VUCM.
VU Collaborate is Victoria University’s online Learning Management System. It incorporates technologies to help address the contemporary challenges of teaching; including tools for course management, student feedback, and creating interactive and personalised learning experiences.
VU Collaborate Manager (VUCM)
VU Collaborate Manager (VUCM) replaces the previous “Blackboard Integration” system. The new system links VU Collaborate to VU Connect so that students are automatically enrolled in Spaces. College-appointed “Space Creators” are responsible for creating delivery spaces for VU Collaborate.
The Directors Learning and Teaching have determined the Space Creators for each College (ie. those staff with the responsibility of creating delivery spaces for VU Collaborate). Using VUCM Space Creators can create delivery spaces as soon as enrolment data is available in VU Connect. The space will be available as soon as it is created, so there is no waiting period (you can easily find out here who the registered Space Creators are in your College). If you believe your Unit does not have an allocated Space Creator please discuss this with your Director Learning & Teaching.
If you are not registered as a Space Creator you will still have access to VUCM but only to create and manage your personal Sandpit Spaces.
I am a Space Creator - How do I create VU Collaborate Spaces?
The Blended Learning Team has produced step-by-step help resources to guide you through this process, including:
- Using VUCM to create VU Collaborate spaces guides
- Information on different space types,
- Space creation information
You will need to have Staff Connect/VU Connect access to verify information in VU Collaborate Manager for accuracy. If you do not already have Staff Connect access, please fill in the Access Request Form.
The Blended Learning Team is offering face-to-face training to assist Space Creators in the use of VUCM, especially in terms of understanding the data that needs to be retrieved from VU Connect. Please book in for training through the Blended Learning Help site. Go to the Training & Events tab at: https://blendedlearning.vu.edu.au then choose ‘Training Calendar’. Ensure you login via the ‘Staff Login’ button in order to register for a session.
A number of sessions across key campuses (SA, FP, CF, CQ) are available, beginning 20th October, 2014. Sessions are titled “Creating Delivery Spaces for VU Collaborate using VU Collaborate Manager”.
How do I access VU Collaborate Manager
VU Collaborate Manager is accessed via a link under the ‘Application Access’ menu in MYVU Portal.