Musings from the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning

Author Jacqueline Kirkham

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.

New VIULearn Rubric Creation Experience Available for Opt-In

It’s a new year and we are kicking it off with some big improvements to the Rubrics tool in VIULearn. A new Rubric Creation Experience is now available for instructors who wish to opt in. The new experience makes it… Continue Reading →

New Content Creation Experience Coming to VIUBlogs!

You have likely seen the notice on your VIUBlogs Dashboard announcing “ A new, modern publishing experience is coming soon.” If you have not yet seen that message, or if you have yet to click the blue Try Gutenberg button… Continue Reading →

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