Musings from the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning

Author Jacqueline Kirkham

Changes to VIULearn Login and Email, July 2020

The way that students and employees log in to VIULearn is changing July 23,2020.

In addition, there is an upcoming change to improve the email experience within VIULearn.

Postponed: VIULearn Course Cleanup 2020

To help support instructors, CIEL has decided to not perform the VIULearn Course Cleanup in 2020.

The following semesters will be permanently removed from VIULearn in July 2021:
Fall 2017, 2018; Year 2017, 2018; Continuous Intake 2017, 2018; Spring 2018, 2019; Intersession 2018, 2019; Summer (May and June) 2018, 2019

Zoom Security Updates, June 2020

Read this post to learn more about updates to Zoom security for VIU including the move to Canadian data centers only, a new Report Users feature, and upcoming requirements for meeting passwords.

Technology for Remote Teaching: Create a Document Camera at Home

Last week we explored some of the technology options for improving your video and audio on videos and web calls. Today, we want to take a look at options for replicating the use of a document camera or whiteboard over… Continue Reading →

Technology for Remote Teaching

Being seen and heard clearly online is extremely important in this time. Whether you are creating videos or just spending hours on video calls, many of us are finding our current equipment isn’t quite meeting our new needs. But how… Continue Reading →

More Options for Improving Zoom Security

Zoom is continuing to add features and make setting changes to improve the security of their platform. In this post, we look at the new Security button, password protected meetings, data centre location settings, and keeping Zoom up to date on your device.

Four Ways You Can Prevent “Zoom Bombing”

Zoom is a great way to stay connected in this time of physical distancing. However, with the recent massive increase in the use of Zoom around the world, we have also seen reports of “Zoom Bombing” – where participants in… Continue Reading →

VIULearn Quiz Tool: What can it do?

This week I ran two sessions to introduce the VIULearn Quiz tool to those who may never have used it, or may be wondering what else they can use it for. This session walked through the key settings and fields… Continue Reading →

Three Exciting New VIUTube and VIULearn Features!

There have been some exciting updates to our learning technologies this summer. Keep reading to learn about three new tools available right now.

Learning in the Open

I had the privilege of attending the Digital Pedagogy Lab in Toronto last month along with seven VIU faculty members and a couple of our colleagues from North Island College (check out their great posts about the experience here). Of… Continue Reading →

New Capture Tool for VIUTube Coming June 30

There is a new capture tool coming this summer to VIUTube. This new tool will replace CaptureSpace which has been available to faculty, staff, and students since the summer of 2017. Why Is the Tool Changing? The new tool, Personal… Continue Reading →

Changes Coming to VIUBlogs – May 6!

On May 6, 2019 VIUBlogs will be updated to include a new block based content creation experience for all users. This new content builder makes it easier to create beautiful pages and posts incorporating media, widgets, and a variety of content styles across your VIUBlogs site.

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