Learning management system
A Learning Management System (LMS) is an online space that staff can use to support course delivery and provide online and blended learning opportunities for students.
You can add a range of content and activities within the LMS for students to access online, anytime and anywhere.
This allows you to be flexible in when, where and how you deliver your units and courses, and helps students to manage their academic progress through flexible learning options.
VU Collaborate is the Learning management system used at VU and is the core of the eLearning environment.
VU Collaborate incorporates technologies to help address the contemporary challenges of teaching; including tools for course management, timely student feedback and creating interactive and personalised learning experiences.
It provides a seamless, single area for staff and students to conduct learning and teaching activities online, including:
- Curriculum and content delivery, making it easy to add content, files, links and multimedia to a unit through simple drag and drop options.
- Assessment, reflection and feedback activities, including tracking individual and class progress.
- Discussions, communication and collaboration options to support learning and teaching.
Why use it?
VU Collaborate improves the student learning experience by being:
VU Collaborate supports anytime, anywhere access to a range of digital content formats (eg. documents, links and video), learning activities, assessments and support.
It also allows the timing and type of delivery to be tailored to the needs of individual students.
VU Collaborate supports online chat, discussions and group assignments and enables synchronous (real-time) and asynchronous (in your own time) communication.
VU Collaborate is designed to support pedagogical approaches to learning and teaching that focus on reflection, peer review and formative and summative assessment.
It also aims to promote active and independent learning by supporting a purposeful blend of resources and delivery modes, including face to face, online and workplace learning.
VU Collaborate features are tailored towards the student learning experience by enabling them to communicate and collaborate in various ways, collect and share evidence of their learning and stay on track by monitoring their own progress.
The Learning Environments Help Site contains online, print and video resources to assist you with tailoring learning experiences for your students in VU Collaborate. There are also helpful student resources for VU Collaborate available for your students on the Learning Environments Help Site.