Request a community
Staff can request an LMS community site to establish an online environment to share resources, projects, collaborative research and online communication with colleagues, groupings of students or a general community of interest. Each community must have at least one University staff member as a leader, and a number of participants (staff and/or students). The leader of a community will be responsible for maintaining the site and managing the participants.
How do communities differ from subjects?
LMS communities have the same features and structure as LMS subjects, and are just as customisable. However, while LMS subjects are suitable for the delivery of a specific instance of a taught course because their enrollments are strictly governed by ISIS teaching periods, community membership is more flexible and communities can continue to exist across years. Communities are displayed to members on the Communities tab in the LMS and are also listed in the communities catalogue.
Some communities are restricted to invited participants while other communities are self-enrol or open to all members of the University. Refer to the policy if you are unsure if you need a community.
A request for a community may ONLY be made by a University of Melbourne staff member.