Creating Spaces

Part of Space Creation & Admin Category

Creating New Sandpit Spaces

As a VU staff member, you will 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.

Note: 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 and/or Delivery Space before the beginning of the teaching period.

Step One: Login to VU Collaborate Manager

1. Log into MYVU portal.

2. In the Application access section, click the VU Collaborate Manager.

application access screen highlighting vu collaborate manager button


Step Two: Creating a Sandpit Space

In the Home screen for VU Collaborate Manager you can search for spaces that have already been created to view, update and delete them.

On the right side of the screen is the section for managing your Sandpits.

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

highlighting new sandpit button  from spaces screen


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


highlighting the new sandpit that was created and the confirmation message of the process

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

Note: 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: Confirmation of Creating a New Sandpit

Next time you log into VU Collaborate, the new sandpit will be available from the Select a space dropdown menu or the My Spaces homepage.


sandpit spaces list