Well-Being and Inclusivity in the Classroom: An introductory learning series

The Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning has created an online learning series on well-being and inclusivity in the classroom, and we are inviting you to its official launch. This learning series offers a collection of resources related to creating an inclusive learning community in your classroom and promoting well-being for yourself and your […]

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VIU Learning Technologies Orientation for Students

The VIU Learning Technology Orientation for Students webinar will briefly introduce the video conferencing tool VIUOnline Rooms (powered by Zoom). Participants will see where and how to access VIULearn, VIUTube and VIUBlogs. Within VIULearn, participants will learn how to register for the self-paced VIULearn Student Orientation 2022-2023 course, which they will be able to access for up to a year. They can explore […]

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VIU Learning Technologies Orientation for Students

The VIU Learning Technology Orientation for Students webinar will briefly introduce the video conferencing tool VIUOnline Rooms (powered by Zoom). Participants will see where and how to access VIULearn, VIUTube and VIUBlogs. Within VIULearn, participants will learn how to register for the self-paced VIULearn Student Orientation 2022-2023 course, which they will be able to access for up to a year. They can explore […]

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20 Minute Magic: Checklists

Do you want to offer students a tool where they can keep track of important tasks? A tool that you can use to break up a large project into distinct steps? In this quick, 20-minute session, we’ll be looking at the Checklist tool in VIULearn and how it can be used to help students manage […]

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The Highs and the Lows of Teaching: How we hone our craft and grow each year

Teaching is a new challenge every year. You may be teaching courses new to you or renewing courses you’ve taught before; you’ll certainly be engaging a diverse and changing set of students. Every teacher experiences the highs of teaching successes and the lows of classroom flops, and both provide a great opportunity to figure out […]

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CATS are for everyone – even if you love dogs best!

When we think of the A-word (“Assessment”) it’s easy to lapse into dreaded thoughts about more marking and grading. But not this time. Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) are a vast tool set for faculty that can be used to open the data flow between teachers and learners. Being quick data-collectors, they are easy to use, […]

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Get to Know the New VIUTube

In this one hour webinar, a member of the CIEL technology support team will walk you through the new VIUTube platform and the exciting features it has to offer such as automatic captioning and video quizzes which can be linked to your VIULearn gradebook.Join this session to learn more about how to use VIUTube and […]

VIU Learning Technologies Orientation for Students

The VIU Learning Technology Orientation for Students webinar will briefly introduce the video conferencing tool VIUOnline Rooms (powered by Zoom). Participants will see where and how to access VIULearn, VIUTube and VIUBlogs. Within VIULearn, participants will learn how to register for the self-paced VIULearn Student Orientation 2022-2023 course, which they will be able to access for up to a year. They can explore […]

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Reimagining Self & Teaching Through Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Being Part 2

This two-part introduction to the teachings of the Medicine Wheel, the 4Rs, circle, and group work invites faculty members to reimagine our personal journeys of decolonization and our practice as teachers. Part One of this workshop offers faculty members an opportunity to reflect on our personal values, goals and well-being which informs our engagement in […]

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Beyond Land Acknowledgements with Elder-in-Residence Auntie Max

Join Auntie Max, VIU Elder-in-Residence and Indigenous legal scholar, and the CIEL, in a discussion about how, why or whether to acknowledge Indigenous territories. We will discuss the practice of acknowledging territory, explore how to learn more about the territories we’re on, and deepen our inquiry into the assumptions, meanings and intentions behind territorial acknowledgements. […]

VIU Learning Technologies Orientation for Students

The VIU Learning Technology Orientation for Students webinar will briefly introduce the video conferencing tool VIUOnline Rooms (powered by Zoom). Participants will see where and how to access VIULearn, VIUTube and VIUBlogs. Within VIULearn, participants will learn how to register for the self-paced VIULearn Student Orientation 2022-2023 course, which they will be able to access for up to a year. They can explore […]

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CAUTION: Heaving Marking Ahead! Are you Ready to Take Back your Saturday Nights?

How much marking does it take to help a student learn? Much less than you think. Not all marking is equally useful to students—and some of it is actually counter-productive. At worst, too much marking at the wrong time can actually set a student back. The marking issue for instructors is not “how much?” but […]

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