Open Learning Opportunities

VIU offers free, not for credit courses to Learners (Faculty can take them too!) Interested in registering for one of the courses below but not sure how to? We have step by step instructions on how to self-register for these courses online.

Learn more about: Self Registration

VIULearn Orientation

This online orientation takes between 30-90 minutes to explore and contains information about how to use the online course system, VIULearn, including:

  • Navigating Courses
  • Completing Course Activities and Assignments
  • Communicating with Instructors and Peers
  • Viewing Grades and User Progress
  • Getting Organized and Updating Your VIULearn Settings
  • Other VIU Tools


The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) provides specific health and safety information about workplace hazardous materials called controlled products. Employers must use this information as well as information specific to their workplace to educate ad train workers to work safely with and near hazardous materials.