FUSE was launched in February 2010 as a platform to collate digital learning and teaching resources from a range of sources including the Department of Education (the department), Education Services Australia, and Victoria’s scientific and cultural institutions.
Since its launch, over 80 000 resources have been saved or published on FUSE. During the COVID-19 lockdown period, FUSE was widely used to support the remote delivery of learning resources to students, including over 2 800 000 hits on FUSE pages.
FUSE is end-of-life technology and is now in read-only mode. You can no longer edit, publish, favourite or store content on FUSE. You can still navigate the platform and access and download your favourite content.
In Term 1 2024, FUSE will be decommissioned and you will be automatically redirected to Arc Learning, the department’s new central location for learning and teaching resources. Visit the Arc Learning information page to learn more about Arc Learning and the services, features and benefits it offers.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is FUSE being decommissioned?
FUSE was launched by the department in February 2010 as a central, online repository for teaching and learning resources. While over 80,000 resources have since been uploaded to FUSE, the underlying technology is no longer supported.
What will happen if I try to access FUSE after it has been decommissioned?
You will automatically be re-directed to the Arc Learning platform.
How can I log into FUSE to download my content?
Victorian government school and department staff can log into FUSE using EduPass credentials. Use your department-generated TO number (8 or 9-digit number) or your @education email address and your current password.
If you are having difficulty logging in to FUSE, seek assistance from your School Technician.
Will all FUSE content be available in Arc Learning?
No. Only high-quality, curriculum-aligned content that meets the department’s compliance requirements will be available on Arc Learning. Some FUSE content will be migrated to Arc Learning as ‘Legacy’ content. This content will be accessible for 12 months before being archived. Legacy content will not be searchable on Arc Learning.
How do I access content I have favourited, saved or published on FUSE?
For future access to FUSE content, bookmark or save a direct link from FUSE to your browser. When you click the bookmark or saved link following FUSE decommissioning, you will be redirected to the content on Arc Learning.
As an authenticated FUSE user, any saved or published content, or content saved to your ‘Favourites’ tab in FUSE, will be able to accessed from the ‘My lists’ tab on Arc Learning. This will occur once you have signed into the Arc platform using your EduPass credentials.
What if the FUSE content that I have in my ‘Favourites’ tab does not appear in the ‘My lists’ tab on Arc?
It is likely that this content has been archived. FUSE content that is old or has compliance-related issues will be archived when Arc Learning is launched.
I have an @education email address and have content published on FUSE. Is there somewhere else where I can store my content?
Yes. The department has licencing agreements with suppliers that provide content storage solutions for Victorian Government School and Corporate staff. Explore the Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace for Education pages on Arc Software for storage options that best suit your needs.
Where can I get further assistance about storage options for saving resources?
School-based staff seeking futher assistance about options for saving resources for use with student and colleagues should talk to their School Technician. Corporate staff should raise a service request on the DE Services Portal.