Virtual Classrooms

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

Webex will be removed from VU Collaborate on the 31st of December 2020. This means that Webex will not be able to be used as a virtual classroom after this date.  Webex, Jabber and Cisco meeting rooms will still be able to be used for meetings and can be scheduled through Microsoft Outlook or the Cisco Webex app. 

 A copy of recordings made in WebEx via VU Collaborate for units will be kept for 6 months. These can be requested through ITS This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Zoom virtual classrooms also 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.

What is 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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