Musings from the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning

Author Maxwell Stevenson

Course Outlines and Syllabi

We’ve had lots of conversations with faculty members about what their teaching in the Fall semester will look like, and course outlines have come up regularly. Students need access to the basic information about the courses in which they are… Continue Reading →

Gather Feedback from Students Using VIULearn Surveys

As we explore new tools in a world of alternate course delivery, we understand that many of you will also be looking to collect feedback from your students: either to confirm what’s working, or to focus your innovations and refinements…. Continue Reading →

Local Grade 8 Students to Share Learning at VIU

How Does Where We Live Impact How We Live? Join us for a Gallery Walk to find out! The Dover Bay Learns team is once again bringing all 253 of their grade 8’s to VIU’s Nanaimo campus to share their… Continue Reading →

Welcome Meara!

The Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning is excited to welcome Meara Kimball to our team in the role of Learning Technology Support Specialist. Meara earned her BSc in Computer Science and Mathematics at UVic after beginning her educational… Continue Reading →


Congratulations to Belinda Williams, Carla Tilley, and Marilyn Funk, recipients of the Recognition of Achievements in Teaching and Learning! This year marked the inaugural round of applications to the program, which is an opportunity for faculty at VIU to reflect on… 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 →

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 →

Recognition of Achievements in Teaching and Learning

The Centre is delighted to announce the successful recipients of Vancouver Island University’s Recognition of Achievement in Teaching and Learning. Please join us in congratulating Belinda Williams, Carla Tilley, and Marilyn Funk! A celebration event will take place on Friday,… Continue Reading →


This page outlines details about Portfoliopalooza, a series of hands-on portfolio and writing sessions, that from May 6 – 9, 2019. Contact: Tine Reimers Portfoliopalooza! A Week of Workshops and Hands-On Sessions for Building the Portfolio of your Choice The Centre… Continue Reading →

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