Creating Spaces

Part of Space Creation & Admin Category

Space & Content Creation Automation

VU Collaborate space creation runs via a process where all unit delivery spaces are automatically generated based on the parent master space. The master space is a template for every delivery space iteration of your unit. Delivery spaces are automatically created two weeks before the start of each block or semester, taking one to two days for the complete creation of all delivery spaces.

The material that is automatically transferred into the delivery space is an exact copy of what is present in the unit master space at the time delivery spaces are created. Along with learning material, the current staff enrolments, assessments, discussions, checklists and grade items are also transferred to the delivery space. For more information on master spaces, see the Unit Master Space Guide.

Once the delivery space has been automatically created, you will have one week to review the transferred content, add or edit due dates and hide or unhide assessment items. At the end of this review period, one week before class starts, the delivery space will go live to students for them to explore the unit and become familiar with the material. Students are automatically allocated into delivery spaces based on their enrolment selections within Allocate+ and the Student Management System. 

It is important that the learning space and staff enrolments are up to date in the unit master space before the content is copied and the delivery space is created. Once the delivery space is generated, you cannot make major changes to the learning materials. 

This does not impact VU Polytechnic/TAFE units. The process for those units has not changed.

Your master and delivery spaces can be found on the VU Collaborate home page below:

1.  To access delivery spaces, click on the unit under My Spaces.

2.  To access master spaces directly you can enter the Unit Code under the My Master Spaces field. 

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3.  You can also view delivery spaces by clicking on the Waffle icon in the top navigation bar. 

4.  Click the Pin icon to save the space to the top of your Waffle list in blue.

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You must be enrolled as a Block Key Academic or Block Convenor to build content in the master space. Check the Enrolling People Guide to know more about roles and permissions in VU Collaborate.  If you are unable to see your unit within VU Collaborate, contact the unit convenor who can enrol you into the unit or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the unit code and your staff number to have your enrollment checked. 

If you need a multi-unit space or special communication space, you will need to complete a Course Communication Space Request with the E-Learning team in ITS. 


Further Support

Visit the VU Collaborate Help site at for up to date information and resources on blended learning or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Contact ITS Service Desk on (03) 9919 2777 or via self-service for further technical support.