Learning Design for Deep Learning

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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 →

Welcome Anwen and Brennan!

The Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning is excited to welcome Anwen Burk and Brennan Conroy to our team in the role of Learning Technology Support Specialists. Anwen earned her BA in English from the University of Calgary and… Continue Reading →

Join us for the New Faculty Orientation to Teaching!

Join us!  Meet with VIU colleagues, learn more about the students we have at VIU, and connect with the staff who are ready to help with your teaching questions. The event is built around lively discussions with other new (and… Continue Reading →

From the ground up: Enhancing a horticulture program through educational development

It’s Friday. Or Wednesday. Or Tuesday afternoon. And my colleagues and I are on our way to the Paine Centre, VIU’s 32-acre horticulture facility. A quick 10-minute drive from the main campus, past a winery and a honey farm, the… Continue Reading →


This page outlines details about Portfoliopalooza, a series of hands-on portfolio and writing sessions, that from May 14 – 17, 2018. Contact: Tine Reimers Portfoliopalooza! A Week of Workshops and Hands-On Sessions for Building the Portfolio of your Choice The Centre… Continue Reading →

Update Old Bookmarks to learn.viu.ca

TO ACCESS PAGE: Click on the image above to take you to login page OR this link https://learn.viu.ca/ If you reached this page by entering https://learn.vu.ca in your browser, you will need to clear cached internet pages from your browser. Please… Continue Reading →

Cleaning Up VIULearn: New Process for VIU as of July 2018

New Process for VIULearn Course Cleanup Status: Currently we have over 40,000 courses dating back to Intersession 2012 when we began using D2L’s Brightspace software (branded VIULearn). Many of these courses were never used or are not used anymore. The accumulation of… Continue Reading →

Opportunities for Post-Secondary Education: Responding to British Columbia’s New K-12 Curriculum

British Columbia has a new Kindergarten (K) – Grade 12 curriculum. K to Grade 9 was rolled out in Fall of 2016. Grade 10 curriculum will be mandatory in Fall of 2018 and Grades 11 and 12 will follow in… Continue Reading →

5 Key Changes in BC’s New K-12 Curriculum: What are the Implications for Post-Secondary?

By Liesel Knaack, Director, Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning, Vancouver Island University PDF of Blog Post (1.5 MB) British Columbia’s Kindergarten to Grade 12 education system is being updated and enhanced. New mandated curriculum for Kindergarten (K) to… Continue Reading →

Final Daylight Details: Updating VIU’s Digital Learning Environment to a New Responsive Design Interface

  It’s been six months since Vancouver Island University (VIU) flipped the switch to Daylight (D2L’s new responsive design interface for their learning environment, Brightspace) on April 30, 2017 – and our story stays the same – all is well!… Continue Reading →

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