Our current VIUTube service (powered by Kaltura) is at the end of its life and will no longer be available after September 2022. The end of this service means that we must move our VIUTube service to a new home and all video links and embed codes for VIUTube content will need to be updated.
We are excited to announce that the Celebrating with Storytelling event schedule is now available. From games rooms to guided walks, you can view the complete schedule of the events that will be offered by the wonderful faculty here at… Continue Reading →
This blog post is a reminder for all instructors at VIU that we will be processing the VIULearn Course Cleanup as scheduled in the first week of July 2022. For anyone who began using VIULearn for the first time in 2020, please read on to learn more about the Course Cleanup process.
Welcome to the Vancouver Island Team-Based Learning Institute, August 9-10-11, 2022 at Vancouver Island University. Members of the VIU Faculty can sign up to participate in this project here. Non-VIU faculty are also welcome to participate, as seats are available…. Continue Reading →
Promoting Student Persistence and Critical Thinking Tine Reimers and Bill Roberson of Vancouver Island University, and Jim Sibley of University of British Columbia will be your hosts and facilitators for the 2022 Vancouver Island Team-Based Learning Institute. As users of… Continue Reading →
People have an affinity for stories—we learn through stories and we teach with stories! On May 12th and 13th, CIEL is hosting a celebration for VIU teaching faculty where we will explore the diverse contexts for storytelling and storylearning. We… Continue Reading →
Have you ever caught yourself thinking “Quizzes are so boring! And if they are boring for me, what about my students?
If so, video quizzes may be what you’re looking for! They can help you vary the basic question format, target higher level learning and reinforce your formative assessment options.
Anna Atkinson has always been passionate about English. But she traces her relatively newfound passion for pedagogy to the onset of the pandemic. In this podcast, I sit down with Anna to talk about her transition to online teaching, the… Continue Reading →
For video content, the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning strongly recommends adding captions to your videos or making a transcript available. Doing so will make your content more assessible to your students. What Are Captions? Captions (also know… Continue Reading →
There are some new tools available this semester in VIULearn. The Quick Eval tool now has a homepage widget to help instructors streamline their evaluation across multiple assignments, quizzes, or graded discussions in a single course. The Awards tool offers opportunities to gamify your course and build in recognition of students’ achievements unrelated to the course grade.
We all want our classes to be comfortable spaces where students can learn. One way to create a welcoming classroom and make a great first impression is to create an introductory video. This helps set the tone for the course and can help students be more at ease at the beginning of the semester.
The current VIUTube service is ending in the summer of 2022 and we will be transferring it to a new provider. Details about the new VIUTube will be available in the spring of 2022, but for now there are a few things everyone can do to make the transition as smooth as possible.