Creating Spaces

Part of Space Creation & Admin Category

VU Collaborate Spaces

A Space is an online area in VU Collaborate that can be used for teaching and learning activities with students, for collaboration with staff, and for personal use. These different types of spaces are outlined below.

Space types

Teaching Spaces

Unit Master Spaces - templates

Unit Master Spaces are the primary templates for every delivery space. Students are not enrolled in these spaces.
This is where your content is prepared, which will then be automatically copied to a Unit Delivery Space, two (2) weeks before the semester or block begins. Read about Unit Master Spaces to learn more.

Unit Delivery Space - teaching spaces

Unit Delivery Spaces are for teaching purposes, where students are enrolled. New spaces are created for every running unit two weeks before the semester or block begins, with a copy of the content from their Unit Master Space.
On request, multi-unit spaces can be created by contacting ITS Service Desk 
Note that TAFE at Victoria University units are unaffected by space creation automation.

Non-Teaching Spaces

Sandpit - personal spaces

Sandpit Spaces are your personal online spaces in which you can learn about VU Collaborate. Sandpits are not used for teaching with students, so students are not enrolled in these spaces.
By default, you are given one Sandpit, but you can create additional ones (up to five), see Creating New Sandpits, to learn how.

Support and Collaboration Spaces

Support and Collaboration Spaces are not for teaching and assessment purposes and are not associated with award units. Rather, these spaces are online areas where staff can collaborate with each other or support and interact with students e.g. a College Learning and Teaching Hub or First Year Academic Writing space. 
Submit an ITS Services Desk Support and Collaboration Space Request form , to request a new space.

Course Communication Spaces

Course Communication Spaces can be created to communicate with and support all students in the same course (for all years) or all students in several courses e.g. all nursing courses. 
Submit an ITS Service Desk Course Communication Space Request form , to request a new space.


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