Creating Spaces

Part of Space Creation & Admin Category

Creating New Sandpit Spaces

As a VU staff member, you automatically have access to your personal Sandpit which is an online area for you to explore, learn and create in VU Collaborate. You can create additional Sandpits (up to 5), to facilitate designing content for multiple units or subjects, by following the steps below.

Sandpits are not used for delivery with students; all content you intend to use for delivery will need to be copied to a Master Space at least two weeks before the beginning of the teaching period.

On this page:


Step One: Log into VU Collaborate Manager

1. Log into the MYVU portal.

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2. Under Application access section, select the VU Collaborate Manager.

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Step Two: Creating a Sandpit Space

Under Your Sandpits section on the right-hand side, you will see all personal sandpits here.  

1. Select the New Sandpit button to create a sandpit space.

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2. A confirmation message will be displayed (a) and a new sandpit space will be added to the bottom of the list of current sandpits (b).

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3. If you want to delete a sandpit, click on the redX icon icon to the right of a sandpit.

You can have a maximum of 5 sandpits. If you already have 5 sandpits, you need to delete one in order to create a new one.


Step Three: Accessing your Sandpit spaces from VU Collaborate

Once you have created your sandpits, the next time you log into VU Collaborate, you can access them from the waffle icon or under the My Delivery Spaces widget. 

Refer to Navigating Around VU Collaborate Home for more information.

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