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5 Key Changes in BC’s New K-12 Curriculum: What are the Implications for Post-Secondary?

By Liesel Knaack, Director, Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning, Vancouver Island University PDF of Blog Post (1.5 MB) British Columbia’s Kindergarten to Grade 12 education system is being updated and enhanced. New mandated curriculum for Kindergarten (K) to Read more ›

‘Daylight’ Has Come and Gone: VIU’s Experience Moving to D2L’s New Responsive Design Interface

On April 30, Vancouver Island University switched its learning environment, called VIULearn, to the “Daylight Experience” from D2L. Daylight is a change in the look and feel (colours, buttons, icons, text), but it really updates the learning environment to one Read more ›

Aligning, Assigning and Redesigning: Effective Course Assessment for Student Learning

This page outlines details about Aligning, Assigning and Redesigning: Effective Course Assessment for Student Learning – Course Redesign Program running from May 1 until December 2017.  Facilitators: Kathleen Bortolin, Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Specialist and Stephanie Boychuk, Learning Technologies Support Read more ›

VIU’s Council on Learning and Teaching Excellence: Takes on Institutional Challenges

VIU’s Council on Learning and Teaching Excellence is Taking on Institutional Challenges: Seeking New Members for 2017-2018! Handout (PDF): Summary Handout For the 2017-2018 year, faculty members will explore solutions, resources and activities to support these two institutional challenges. Identified Read more ›