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homeIntroducing VU Collaborate Home


VU Collaborate Home is your starting point when you log in. It is where you can access your Spaces, organisation-level content, and other available resources.

The Minibar

The minibar at the top of the screen is always available to you.


  1. homeVU Collaborate Home – clicking here will bring you back to the VU Collaborate homepage
  2. Space/Unit Selector - your spaces are listed in the space selector
  3. messagealertsMessage alerts – email, instant messages, My ePortfolio invitations
  4. updatesUpdates – new and updated news posts, due dates, grades, and My ePortfolio item
  5. subscriptionalertsSubscription alerts – new discussion posts and My ePortfolio subscription notifications

    Note: If you have unread alerts, a red circle appears on the appropriate alert icon

  6. Personal menu – click here to adjust your notification settings and to logout
  7. informationInformation – contains Help resources, links to ITS service desk, Library and other resources

VU Collaborate Home Widgets

On the VU Collaborate homepage you see:

  1. My Spaces widget – links to all of your spaces
  2. News widget – displays news from all your spaces plus organisational news
  3. My ePortfolio widget – links to your ePortfolio


Space Home

The Navigation Bar (Navbar)

The navbar is made up of 6 dropdown menus that link to all the tools and features of VU Collaborate; it is available to navigate from wherever you are in the Space.


  1. Title of your Space
  2. Navbar – click on each menu to access tools and features
  3. Quicklinks: View Content, View User Progress and View Grades

Space Homepage Widgets

  1. News items that you have posted in this particular Space
  2. Updates widget – provides updates of new discussion posts, assessments submissions and more
  3. Calendar widget - Send your students reminders
  4. User links – add useful links for you and your students
  5. Role Switch – use this tool to get a student view of the Space


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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