Templates & Copying Content

Share templates and copy content across Spaces.

Creating a backup using Exporting Components

Block Convenors and Block Instructors can export a copy of the delivery and/or master space, to make a backup of VU Collaborate spaces.


On this page:


Step One: Navigate to Import/Export/Copy Components

No student data or user data will be exported in the copy.

1. In your unit or master space, on the navbar, select Space Admin (1)

2. Then click Import / Export / Copy Components (2).

go to space admin import export copy components

3. Choose Export Components (1).

4. Then click Start (2).

select export components

Step Two: Select Course Material

1. To copy all content, tick Select All Components (1), or tick to only select required content.

2. Click Continue (2).

tick to select all components then continue 


Step Three: Confirm Components to Export

1. In the Confirm Components to Export window, check if all selected export items are correct. If not, click Go Back, to modify the selection.

2. Make sure the checkbox Include course files in the export package (1) is selected, then click Export (2).

confirm export


Step Four: Export Started

1. You will be redirected to the Export started page as below. select Done (1).

export has started

Depending on the amount of content you choose to export, this process can take some time.

2. Once you are notified that the export is complete, select the notifications (bell) icon (1) and then Export finished (2).

export finished notification


Step Five: Download Zip package

1. Click here to download the export Zip package (1), then done (2).

2. From your downloads (3), select your zipped package (4).

click to download export zip package 

If you would like to import the backup .Zip file into another VU Collaborate space, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more instructions.


Further Support

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Contact ITS Service Desk on (03) 9919 2777 or via self-service servicedesk.vu.edu.au for technical support.

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