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August 2019 VIU New Faculty Orientation to Teaching

On August 27th, the Centre for Innovation and Excellence offered its bi-annual New Faculty Orientation to Teaching (NFOT) to 30 new faculty at VIU.  This day-long session is offered to “new and kind of new” faculty within their first two… Continue Reading →

Starting the semester off right: Tips and strategies for a great first day

by Kathleen Bortolin In my earlier days of teaching, I dreaded the first class of the semester.  At the beginning of term there was so much nervous energy—mostly mine.  These nerves always threw me, so I did what made the… 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.

August 2019 VIU Team-Based Learning Course (Re)Design Program

Deeper Engagement and More Fun with Team-Based Learning **August 2019 Course Re(Design) Program for Vancouver Island University Faculty Members** Workshop (Team-Based Learning Institute) August 14-16, 2019; followed by Implementation of newly designed course in Fall 2019 or Spring 2020. To participate in… Continue Reading →

Local Grade 8 Students to Share Learning at VIU

How Does Where We Live Impact How We Live? Join us for a Gallery Walk to find out! The Dover Bay Learns team is once again bringing all 253 of their grade 8’s to VIU’s Nanaimo campus to share their… Continue Reading →

Welcome Meara!

The Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning is excited to welcome Meara Kimball to our team in the role of Learning Technology Support Specialist. Meara earned her BSc in Computer Science and Mathematics at UVic after beginning her educational… Continue Reading →

VIU Students Saved $483,000 in Textbook Costs Since 2015

Open Textbooks Remove Some Barriers for Students to Learn Over half of B.C. students do not buy the required textbooks for a course, and over a quarter of potential learners choose not to register for a class due to excessive… Continue Reading →

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