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Holding space: How VIU students are shaping the dialogue around Indigenous perspectives

by Kathleen Bortolin I step off the elevator onto the fifth floor of the library, hot coffee and security fob in hand. It’s June and quiet on campus, students and faculty retreating to other pursuits now that classes have ended…. Continue Reading →

Congratulations!

Congratulations to Belinda Williams, Carla Tilley, and Marilyn Funk, recipients of the Recognition of Achievements in Teaching and Learning! This year marked the inaugural round of applications to the program, which is an opportunity for faculty at VIU to reflect on… Continue Reading →

The 2018-19 Teaching and Learning Leadership Council

The Teaching and Learning Leadership Council is a body of teaching faculty members chosen by their Faculties to lead institutional initiatives on teaching and learning. Now entering its 5th year, the Council is deepening work begun last year on embedding… Continue Reading →

Tao of Marking: Caring For Students through Unmarking Your Courses

Photo by David Emrich on Unsplash The Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning at Vancouver Island University is putting on a series of activities this year about marking and grading. We are asking faculty to examine their marking and grading practices, and… Continue Reading →

Introducing VIU’s Open Education Working Group

Photo by James Sutton on Unsplash The VIU Open Education Working Group (VIU-OEWG) brings together key stakeholders from across the institution to provide advice and support for VIU’s open education initiatives, which include the creation, adaptation, and adoption of open educational resources while… Continue Reading →

Student Digital Learning Experience: Requirements for Learner Success at Vancouver Island University

Digital technologies are an essential part of student learning. The student digital learning experience encompasses the required technology services, supports, infrastructure, access and learning tools for ensuring graduates of post-secondary institutions have the necessary digital skills, knowledge and abilities to… Continue Reading →

Extending Your Teaching Practice: Working in the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning (CIEL)

Photo by Joshua Sorenson on Unsplash Learning Opportunity for Teaching Faculty Members at Vancouver Island University VIU Job Posting Link (Open August 30 – September 26) Overview The Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning at Vancouver Island University (VIU) welcomes one current VIU… Continue Reading →

Grade 8-12 and VIU Classroom Visit Initiative

The Grade 8-12 and VIU Classroom Visit Initiative was a new offering of professional learning for Vancouver Island University campus community members (faculty, support staff, administration) to visit local high school classrooms (grades 8-12) in School Districts 68 and 69… Continue Reading →

What makes VIU Excellent in Teaching and Learning?

In May 2018, Vancouver Island University was named a finalist in the Global Teaching Excellence Awards from the Higher Education Academy headquartered in the United Kingdom. One of 17 finalists, VIU was the only other Canadian institution that was named… Continue Reading →

VIU Course Retention Process: Why Are We Deleting VIULearn Courses?

Photo Courtesy of: Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash VIU has implemented a Course Retention Process to protect and streamline course and student data in VIULearn, our virtual learning environment (Brightspace by D2L). Since implementing VIULearn in Spring of 2012, there were over… Continue Reading →

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