Learning Design for Deep Learning

Musings from the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning

The CIEL is piloting a mentorship program for 2022-2023

Are you interested in connecting with other teaching faculty, and curriculum specialists from the CIEL? If so, the CIEL wants to hear from you. This year, we’re launching a light-touch mentorship program that connects new and emerging teaching faculty with… Continue Reading →

VIUTube: Please Check Your Media

VIUTube media has now been migrated from our previous provider (Kaltura) to the new platform (YuJa). All Employees should check their media as soon as possible and report any issues to CIEL so these can be resolved before the old platform is deleted in September 2022.

Do your recorded videos need a makeover? 4 Questions to help you decide

As video recordings become increasingly central to university teaching, it’s good practice to evaluate them on an ongoing basis. The videos you made a year ago might be OK for one or more iterations of your course, but they can… Continue Reading →

What’s New in Zoom? – Share Screen from Main Session to Breakout Rooms

Zoom is frequently updating and adding new features and functionality to the platform. With version 5.10.0, the host or co-host of a meeting can share their screen from the main session directly into all open breakout rooms. This will allow… Continue Reading →

Cloud Recording Is Now Available for VIU Zoom Accounts!

VIU employees with VIU Zoom accounts can now choose to record meetings to the cloud rather than locally recording on their computers. Zoom cloud recordings are automatically transferred to your VIUTube media collection and then deleted from Zoom

New VIUTube Available For Uploading and Creating, Starting July 4, 2022

We are excited to announce that employees and students at VIU can begin adding and creating media on the new VIUTube platform starting on July 4, 2022.  Your existing media will continue to be available at https://viuvideos.viu.ca. CIEL will be working with our new vendor over the next two months to migrate that content to the new platform.  

Update: VIUTube is Moving

The Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning is very happy to announce that the new service that will power VIUTube is Yuja.  Yuja was chosen through an open, competitive procurement process as the best fit for VIU’s video hosting… Continue Reading →

Reminder: VIUTube is Moving

Our current VIUTube service (powered by Kaltura) is at the end of its life and will no longer be available after September 2022. The end of this service means that we must move our VIUTube service to a new home and all video links and embed codes for VIUTube content will need to be updated.

Celebrating with Storytelling: Check out the Event Schedule!

We are excited to announce that the Celebrating with Storytelling event schedule is now available. From games rooms to guided walks, you can view the complete schedule of the events that will be offered by the wonderful faculty here at… Continue Reading →

VIULearn Course Cleanup 2022

This blog post is a reminder for all instructors at VIU that we will be processing the VIULearn Course Cleanup as scheduled in the first week of July 2022. For anyone who began using VIULearn for the first time in 2020, please read on to learn more about the Course Cleanup process.

Promoting Student Persistence and Critical Thinking with Team-Based Learning

Welcome to the Vancouver Island Team-Based Learning Institute, August 9-10-11, 2022 at Vancouver Island University. Members of the VIU Faculty can sign up to participate in this project here. Non-VIU faculty are also welcome to participate, as seats are available…. Continue Reading →

2022 Vancouver Island Team-Based Learning Institute (August 9-10-11)

Promoting Student Persistence and Critical Thinking Tine Reimers and Bill Roberson of Vancouver Island University, and Jim Sibley of University of British Columbia will be your hosts and facilitators for the 2022 Vancouver Island Team-Based Learning Institute. As users of… Continue Reading →

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