Many courses offered at VIU use our online learning management system, VIULearn. To help prepare you for your course, VIU is offering free orientation workshops to VIULearn. These are available either face-to-face on Nanaimo campus or online for all students. It is not mandatory for you to attend an orientation workshop.

During the workshop we will demonstrate how to access VIULearn, how to adjust your account settings, how to navigate to and access your courses and materials, and how to use specific activities (like discussions and quizzes). You will have the opportunity to ask questions. You will hopefully learn the different help resources available to you as a VIU student so you can be successful in VIULearn. If you have previously attended a face-to-face workshop, this will now allow you access to some hands-on experience. To participate in the webinar you will need a computer with speakers (or a headset) and access to the Internet.

The dates and times you can select for a free face-to-face or online workshop are:

First Week of January (Nanaimo Campus)

  • Tuesday, January 6th       10:00 am – 11:00 am
  • Tuesday, January 6th       11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Thursday, January 8th     1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Thursday, January 8th     2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Friday, January 9th           10:00 am – 11:00 am
  • Friday, January 9th           11:00 am – 12:00 pm


Second Week of January (Nanaimo Campus)

  • Monday, January 12th     1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Monday, January 12th     2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Thursday, January 15th   10:00 am – 11:00 am
  • Thursday, January 15th   11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Friday, January 16th        10:00 am – 11:00 am
  • Friday, January 16th        11:00 am – 12:00 pm


To register for one of the above sessions, either face-to-face or online, please email and include which date and time you want to attend, and whether you want to attend face-to-face or online. If you register to attend online, you will be sent a link with instructions on how to access the webinar.

Additionally, if you do not have time to attend a face-to-face or online workshop, you can register for a free self-paced fully-online workshop course in VIULearn, which will cover all of the above material and you can access for up to one year.

To register for the free self-paced fully-online workshop course, log into VIULearn using your student computer account at any time after December 19th and click on the Open Learning link.

Open Learning Link located on the left most portion of the My Home bar, under the blue mini bar.

Open Learning Link located on the left most portion of the My Home bar, under the blue mini bar.

You should see a course called “VIULearn (D2L) Student Orientation 2015”. Select it.

Select the link "VIULearn (D2L) Student Orientation 2015" in the second column of the Self-Registration table.

Select the link “VIULearn (D2L) Student Orientation 2015” in the second column of the Self-Registration table.

The course description will appear. Choose the “Register” button.

Registration button in bottom right side of page

Your information will automatically populate. Choose “Submit” and on the following page choose “Finish”. After that, click on “Go to course offering VIULearn (D2L) Student Orientation 2015” to start checking out the course!


We are very excited to offer a variety of orientation options for all students registered at VIU and hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to familiarize yourself with VIULearn.