Learning Design for Deep Learning

Musings from the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning

NEW – VIULearn quizzes now save automatically!

As of October 19, 2018, you no longer need to manually save your answers when taking a quiz! As you complete each question on a quiz, your responses will now be automatically saved. Below, we’ve put images showing the old… Continue Reading →

The 2018-19 Teaching and Learning Leadership Council

The Teaching and Learning Leadership Council is a body of teaching faculty members chosen by their Faculties to lead institutional initiatives on teaching and learning. Now entering its 5th year, the Council is deepening work begun last year on embedding… Continue Reading →

Tao of Marking: Caring For Students through Unmarking Your Courses

Photo by David Emrich on Unsplash The Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning at Vancouver Island University is putting on a series of activities this year about marking and grading. We are asking faculty to examine their marking and grading practices, and… Continue Reading →

Introducing VIU’s Open Education Working Group

Photo by James Sutton on Unsplash The VIU Open Education Working Group (VIU-OEWG) brings together key stakeholders from across the institution to provide advice and support for VIU’s open education initiatives, which include the creation, adaptation, and adoption of open educational resources while… Continue Reading →

Student Digital Learning Experience: Requirements for Learner Success at Vancouver Island University

Digital technologies are an essential part of student learning. The student digital learning experience encompasses the required technology services, supports, infrastructure, access and learning tools for ensuring graduates of post-secondary institutions have the necessary digital skills, knowledge and abilities to… Continue Reading →

Extending Your Teaching Practice: Working in the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning (CIEL)

Photo by Joshua Sorenson on Unsplash Learning Opportunity for Teaching Faculty Members at Vancouver Island University VIU Job Posting Link (Open August 30 – September 26) Overview The Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning at Vancouver Island University (VIU) welcomes one current VIU… Continue Reading →

Fostering Greater Student Independence: VIU’s August Team-Based Learning Course Redesign

On August 20-23, the Centre launched its 6th cohort of Team-Based-Learning Course Re-Designers Michaelsen’s Team-Based Learning Model is a method that fosters greater student independence and personal responsibility for learning. The key is a simple, coherent set of instructional protocols… Continue Reading →

Grade 8-12 and VIU Classroom Visit Initiative

The Grade 8-12 and VIU Classroom Visit Initiative is a new offering of professional learning for Vancouver Island University campus community members (faculty, support staff, administration) to visit local high school classrooms (grades 8-12) in School Districts 68 and 69… Continue Reading →

Changes to the VIUBlogs WordPress Service

Since 2012, the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning has supported two WordPress installations under the banner, VIUBlogs. One of these installations was intended for students (studentblogs.viu.ca), and one was for use by University employees (wordpress.viu.ca). The two separate… Continue Reading →

What makes VIU Excellent in Teaching and Learning?

In May 2018, Vancouver Island University was named a finalist in the Global Teaching Excellence Awards from the Higher Education Academy headquartered in the United Kingdom. One of 17 finalists, VIU was the only other Canadian institution that was named… Continue Reading →

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