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glossary-17Introducing VU Collaborate Terminology


VU Collaborate is the new eLearning environment for Victoria University, replacing Blackboard (WebCT). This encompasses the Learning Management System as well as integrated tools. Desire2Learn was the product chosen as the Learning Management System. The integrated tools are listed below:

Key Terms

Term Description
VU Collaborate The new eLearning environment that includes D2L (the LMS) and all integrated tools
Space An online collaborative area in which you can build and deliver your unit or course
My ePortfolio Digital ePortfolio tool (replacing PebblePad)

Integrated Tools

VU Collaborate Integrated Tool
Virtual classroom Blackboard Collaborate, previously Elluminate
Originality Check/Plagiarism detection Turnitin
ReVU Echo 360

Other Useful Terms

VU Collaborate Integrated Tool
WYSIWYG HTML editor (What You See is What You Get)
Widget A small application with limited functionality that can be installed within a web page
Organisational level University level, e.g. organisational news refers to news announcements made by the University

Other Useful Terms

Web CT VU Collaborate
Announcements news newsNews
Assignments dropbox-01-01Assessment Dropbox
Assignment Dropbox Dropbox folder
Course Content (Folders, Files)  content contentContent (Modules, Sub modules, Topics)
Discussions disc-06-06Discussions (Forum & Topic)
Gradebook grades gradesGrades
Grading Forms icons RubricRubrics
Mail email email emailEmail
My files locker lockerLocker
My progress userprog-16User Progress
Question database library-18Question Library
Quizzes quiz-02Quizzes
Roster classlist classlistClasslist
Selective release icons release conditionsRelease Conditions
Shell Space
Turnitin icons originalitycheckTurnitin
Who’s Online icons instant messageInstant Message

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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