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Virtual Classroom is a suite of tools integrated into VU Collaborate to enable online teaching. Tools such as chat, video conferencing, whiteboard, and instant messaging allow rich collaboration with students to facilitate blended learning opportunities.

Discussion forums are a rich, asynchronous form of collaboration that allows students to discuss important topics in a question and answer format. They may  be used by a group to work on a group assignment or a  repository for important answers to common questions in the field or practice.

Learn more about VU Collaborate Discussions.

VU Collaborate has a suite of tools to facilitate communication between student and instructor. These include:

  • Email
  • Instant Messenger
  • Discussion boards
  • Chat rooms
  • Virtual Classrooms and
  • News items

Learn more about VU Collaborate's Communication tools.