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Virtual Classrooms

Enable remote learning and encourage student participation in a fully online environment.

Zoom Virtual Classrooms

Webex is no longer available in VU Collaborate. Webex, Jabber and Cisco meeting rooms are still able to be used for meetings and can be scheduled through Microsoft Outlook or the Cisco Webex app. 

Zoom virtual classrooms provide a space where academics and students can collaborate online in when unable to attend classes on campus. Zoom provides greater flexibility with how courses are delivered at VU, utilising world renowned software that covers all devices both mobile and fixed. 

What you really must know to facilitate a class using Zoom is:

  1. How to schedule your class in VU Collaborate
  2. The options you have in the virtual classroom
  3. How to manage participants and the chat function
  4. How to ensure privacy and security for your session
  5. Possible - how to assign scheduling privileges.
It is best to keep Zoom up to date; if you are not sure how to do this, check this short video to find out.

These aspects are handy to know to make your session more engaging:

  1. How to create a poll
  2. How to create and manage breakout rooms
  3. The use of icebreakers and active learning strategies
  4. Using the Zoom app on a phone and/or tablet.


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