VIU Campus

Access Courses

If your VIU course has an online component or if the instructor is making materials available online these will usually be housed within VIULearn.

Access Your Courses in VIULearn

  1. Login to VIULearn.
  2. On your My Home page, click on the course you would like to access under the My Courses widget.
  3. At any time, you can switch courses using the Course Selector icon Course Selector icon  or you can return to the My Home page by clicking on the VIU logo in the upper left corner of every page in VIULearn.

Sign Up for Free Non-Credit Courses in VIULearn

If the course you need to access is a free, not for credit course (such as WHMIS or the Library Skills Tutorial course), you will need to self-enroll in this course using Discover in VIULearn: 

  1. Once you are logged into VIULearn, click the Discover link near the top left hand side of your My Home page.
  2. Click on the course tile of the course you want to register for.
  3. The course description will appear. Click the blue Enroll in Course button.
  4. A pop-up with appear confirming your registration in the course. Click OK to close this message. 
  5. After that, click on Open Course to go to the course or click the VIU logo in the upper left corner of the screen to return to your My Home page.

I Don't See My Course

There are a number of reasons why a course you are registered in might not show up in the My Courses widget in VIULearn.

There is no course to see

You will only ever see a course in VIULearn after your instructor releases the online course to students. Not all instructors will use VIULearn in their courses, and those that do may not release online content until after the first class. If you think your course will be using VIULearn but don't yet see the course online, we suggest you contact your instructor to find out if and when they will be making VIULearn course content available. 

Registration needs to be updated

Changes made to your enrollment (adding a course, changing course sections, dropping a course etc.) do not reflect in VIULearn immediately. VIULearn brings in new information from the registration system every 12 hours, so you may have to wait up to 12 hours before the changes that have been made to your account in the registration systems matches your enrolment record in VIULearn. If you add a course late, you should always contact your instructor to let them know and they may be able to give you early access or send you materials so you can get caught up on anything you missed right away. 

Your courses are not pinned

The My Courses widget area on the VIULearn homepage has a couple of tabs to help you control what you see first when you log in. If you have pinned any courses, they will appear at the top of the All tab and on the Pinned tab. Your All tab will show up to 12 courses automatically, but you control which courses show up underneath the Pinned tab. You can also pin a new course to make it easy to find with the steps below: 

VIULearn: Pinning Courses (Video)

Pinning Courses in VIULearn

VIULearn: Pinning Courses (Instructions)

  1. Click on the course selector waffle in the upper right to open a list of courses.
  2. Pinned courses will have a light blue background and a filled in pin icon on the right.
  3. Click the pin icon beside any unpinned course to add it to your pinned courses.
  4. In the My Courses widget, click the Pinned tab to change your view to show only pinned courses.

Overdue fees

If you have overdue fees (like tuition payments or the health and dental plan) you may be withdrawn from your courses through the official VIU student record system. If this happens, you will also be withdrawn automatically from your VIULearn courses. Once you have paid your fees and any late registration forms have been processed to re-enroll you in your courses, you will be automatically added back to the VIULearn courses the next time the system updates (12 hours after the change was made).

Get Additional Help

If you have considered all of the options above and you still cannot see your courses, please send an email to with the following information:

  • Your full name and student number.
  • The name of the course you are missing and what section you are enrolled in (e.g. ENGL 101 F16N05).