VIULearn is a learning management system. Some teaching faculty members use it to upload files for you (like your course syllabus or their PowerPoints), create Discussions or Quizzes, and have you upload assignments or view grades. Some teaching faculty members even run fully-online courses in VIULearn.
This means that some of your course activities or materials may be online in VIULearn. You can check with your teaching faculty members if you aren’t sure if they are using it or not.
If you are feeling nervous about using VIULearn, or just want to practice using the activities before you use them in your courses, you can access a self-paced fully-online orientation course to the VIULearn system free of charge. This course takes about an hour and half to complete if you do everything, but you are not required to finish it.
There are 3 steps you need to take to access this course.
Step 1: Create your VIU Student Computer Account
To create your account you will want to go to the following link: https://entrance.capitan.mala.bc.ca/student/studentaccounts/creaccount.asp.
Here is a video on how to create your VIU Student Computer Account (1:49): https://viuvideos.viu.ca/media/Creating+Your+VIU+Student+Account/0_zt4kv1o1
Here is information from IT Helpdesk on how to create your VIU Student Computer Account: https://www2.viu.ca/technology/gettingstarted/students.asp
If you have difficulty creating your account contact the VIU IT Helpdesk at email@example.com or call 250-740-6300 Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.
Step 2: Access and Login to VIULearn
To access your online courses and online course material go to: https://learn.viu.ca. Enter your username (student number) and VIU Student Computer Account password (see Step 1).
Here is a video on how to login to VIULearn (2:00): https://viuvideos.viu.ca/media/VIULearnA+Logging+In+-+for+Students/0_fv7287zg
If you have difficulty logging in to VIULearn contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-740-6179 Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Step 3: Accessing the Orientation Course
Once you are logged into VIULearn (step 2), click the “Open Learning” link near the top right hand side of your My Home page.
You should see a course called “VIULearn (D2L) Student Orientation” followed by the current year. Select it.
The course description will appear. Choose the “Register” button.
Your information will automatically populate. Choose “Submit”.
On the following page choose “Finish”.
After that, click on “Go to course offering VIULearn (D2L) Student Orientation” to start checking out the course!
Technical Assistance and Support
If you need any assistance with VIULearn you can send an email to email@example.com. If you need assistance with your VIU Student Computer Account you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. These emails are monitored 9:00am – 4:00pm Monday to Friday.
For assistance with VIULearn, you can also visit https://documentation.desire2learn.com/en/Learning%20Environment.