This blogpost was originally published by Educause Review Transforming Higher Education by Kathleen Bortolin on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. (Link to original article). The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown much of higher education into disarray, but amid this storm are opportunities to… Continue Reading →
This Fall, to better support the busy lives of students and employees at VIU while maintaining safe social distance, the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning (CIEL) will be offering fully online orientations for VIULearn and other teaching and… Continue Reading →
The way that students and employees log in to VIULearn is changing July 23,2020.
In addition, there is an upcoming change to improve the email experience within VIULearn.
To help support instructors, CIEL has decided to not perform the VIULearn Course Cleanup in 2020.
The following semesters will be permanently removed from VIULearn in July 2021:
Fall 2017, 2018; Year 2017, 2018; Continuous Intake 2017, 2018; Spring 2018, 2019; Intersession 2018, 2019; Summer (May and June) 2018, 2019
Read this post to learn more about updates to Zoom security for VIU including the move to Canadian data centers only, a new Report Users feature, and upcoming requirements for meeting passwords.
We’ve had a number of faculty ask us about how to help students be successful in online environments. The good news is that being a successful student in an online class is not that different than being a successful student… Continue Reading →
Last week we explored some of the technology options for improving your video and audio on videos and web calls. Today, we want to take a look at options for replicating the use of a document camera or whiteboard over… Continue Reading →
As we continue to live in the world of Alternative Delivery, we are often asked “how much of my online course should be synchronous and how much should be asynchronous?”. There is no magic ratio that will work for every… Continue Reading →
In this series of podcasts, I wanted to collect and share stories from VIU faculty who have pivoted, or who are pivoting, to an alternate delivery method. Which is all of us. I wanted to capture at this moment in… Continue Reading →