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A rubric is an assessment tool used to evaluate an activity or digital item based on a pre-defined set of criteria.

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An ePortfolio is a tool for students to record items about their educational experience at VU. These items reveal evidence of their learning and abilities and may be shared or exported to different audiences in a number of ways.

Learn more about VU Vollaborate My ePortfolio.

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.

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Blended learning is a set of teaching methods in a formal course of study in which part of the course is delivered online. Tools that allow content delivery, real or asynchronous collaboration, and peer grading give students greater control over the time and place of their study. Succinctly it is a combination of online and classroom teaching. Victoria University has developed many resources to assist in blended learning teaching practice.

Blended Learning resources can be found at the Learning & Teaching website.

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