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Creating and Editing Collaboration Sessions

You can create new collaboration sessions selecting Virtual Classroom or Chat from the Create Collaboration Session page. You can schedule sessions for specific dates and times.

Both the Create Collaboration Session and Edit Collaboration Session pages function in a similar manner. The Create Collaboration Session page displays with empty fields while the Edit Collaboration Session page opens with the selected session's current information and details already populated.

Creating or Editing Collaboration Sessions

Follow these steps to create or edit a collaboration session:

  1. In the Course Tools area of the Control Panel, click Collaboration. The Collaboration Sessions page appears.
  2. To create a new session, click Create Collaboration Session. Alternatively, to edit a collaboration, click the contextual menu for the session to be edited and select Edit.
  3. Complete the fields as appropriate.
    Field Description
    Session Name
    Session Name Type the name of the new session.
    Schedule Availability
    Select Dates of Availability

    Optionally, select the dates during which the collaboration session will be available, a start date and time and an ending date and time.

    Setting availability by date is not required. If these are not set then the session is always open and available for users, subject to the Available setting.

    Available Select Yes to make the session available.
    Collaboration Tool
    Choose a Tool for this Session Select Virtual Classroom or Chat.