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Creating Virtual Classrooms

To create a new virtual classroom, complete the following steps:

Accessing Virtual Classrooms

  1. Click Communication  on the nav bar.
  2. Click Virtual Classroom from the dropdown menu.
  3. Click New Room to create new virtual classroom session.

Click Communication and Virtual classroom menu and New Room


Creating Virtual Classrooms

Within the New Room page complete the following fields:

  1. Enter a Name for the Virtual Classroom session
  2. Type in a Description (optional) for the room if desired. This is helpful if you want to convey what the session will cover for both in the live session as well as for later access session in the Archive.
  3. Selecting Restricted Room provide restricts access to the Room and its archives to only those that are invited, while choosing Public Room allows anybody enrolled in the VU Collaborate space access to the Room and its archives.
  4. Use the Start/End date and Time options to restrict access to the rooms.

New Room properties


Advanced Properties

  1. Clicking the Show Room Restrictions link opens up the following options:
    • Attendees raise their hand on entry: All attendees entering the room automatically raise their hand, producing an audible notification.
    • All attendees join as Moderators: All attendees will join the room with the Moderator role.
    • Participants have unrestricted access to resources: Grants participants unrestricted access to use resources such as chat, audio (microphone), and the whiteboard.
    • Moderators can view all private chats: Enables moderators to view all private chat messages in the room.
  2. Email Notification (Optional): Check the Send email notification to all attendees who are configured to receive email box if you would like to have an automated message, containing the details of the Virtual classroom meeting sent to all course participants who receive notifications to their email.
  3. Attendees: If you are using the Restricted Room option above, and/or if you need to invite external participants, click Add Attendees to invite them to the Virtual classroom meeting. For more information about adding attendees to your Virtual classroom, see the Managing Attendees help page.

Save: When finished click the Save button to save the Virtual classroom settings and close the window OR click the Save and Join button to save the Virtual classroom settings and enter the Virtual classroom session.

New room more properties

Further Support

Visit the VU Collaborate Help site[https://blendedlearning.vu.edu.au] for up to date information and resources on blended learning. Provide feedback on this help resource by visiting the Help Site Feeback forum [https://blendedlearning.vu.edu.au/forum/helpsite-feedback.html].

Contact ITS Service Desk on (03) 9919 2777 or via self-service[http://servicedesk.vu.edu.au] for further technical support.



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