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Access VIULearn Courses

Academic, Trades, and Online Professional Development and Training courses are all created automatically in VIULearn based on information from VIU's official systems. If you do not see a course you expect to see in VIULearn, please check that you have seen added as the instructor of record by the person who schedules courses in your area before contacting CIEL.  

VIULearn automatically updates to reflect the official systems every weekday between 6:00 am and 8:00 am. Information synchronized into VIULearn includes user data (names and emails for all students and employees), course data (list of all courses eligible for a VIULearn course space), and membership data (changes to user enrolment status each day). Changes made in official VIU systems will take one business day to reflect in VIULearn. 

New semesters are added to VIULearn twice per year. Fall, Spring, Continuous Intake, Year, and Intersession for the upcoming academic year will be added once the official timetabling of these semesters are completed (usually in mid to late May of each year). May and June summer semesters are not added until December when these semesters are mostly finalized. 

Pin Courses in VIULearn

If you would like a course to appear in in Pinned section of your My Courses area, or would like a course to be removed from this area, you can do by using the Course Selector tool. Pinned courses appear in the order they were pinned. You can re-order your pinned courses by unpinning all of them and then pinning them again in the order you want them to appear.

  1. Click the Course Selector icon (waffle icon) in the mini bar. 

  2. Scroll down the list until you see the course you would like to pin/unpin.

    If you are enrolled in 25 or more courses, you will also be given a search bar and will be able to type the name of the course you are looking for. 

  3. Beside the course in question, click the Pin icon to pin or unpin the course from your My Courses area.

  4. The course will now be pinned or unpinned from your My Courses area. You may need to refresh the page in order to see these changes reflected. 

Activate Your Course

Students cannot access or see your course in VIULearn until the course is activated and the course start date has passed.

  1. On your My Home Page, hover your mouse over the course image.

  2. Click on the three dots that appear in the upper right of the course image. Select Course Offering Information from the menu.

  3. This will take you to the Course Offering Information page within your course. Scroll down the screen until you see the heading Active. Check the box beside Course is active.

  4. Scroll down and check that the start and end dates of the course are as you intended. By default the course start date is 30 days before the first day of class and an end date 60 days after the course ends. You can change the course start and end dates by clicking on the date box.

  5. Click the blue Save button to save your changes. You can then navigate back to your course using the course navigation bar.
  1. From anywhere inside your course, click Faculty Tools and then Course Admin in the course navigation bar.

  2. Find and click on Course Offering Information

  3. Scroll down the screen until you see the heading Active. Check the box beside Course is active.

  4. Scroll down and check that the start and end dates of the course are as you intended. By default the course start date is 30 days before the first day of class and an end date 60 days after the course ends. You can change the course start and end dates by clicking on the date box.

  5. Click the blue Save button to save your changes. You can then navigate back to your course using the course navigation bar.<

Access Courses through Discover

The Discover tool in VIULearn is where you can find and sign up for a number of not-for-credit, open courses at VIU. Courses available in Discover cover a variety of topics and are available to all VIU employees and students.

  1. Go to https://learn.viu.ca 

  2. Click Go to VIULearn 

  3. Enter your VIU credentials and click Sign In

  4. You will be taken to your VIULearn My Home page. In the navigation bar, click Discover 

  5. Locate the course you want to register for either by browsing the course tiles, or using the search bar. Once you find the course you need, click on the course tile. 

  6. Click the blue Enroll in Course button (note: if you are already enrolled, you will see Open Course instead)

  7. You will see a confirmation pop-up. Click Ok to close it. 

  8. You can now click Open Course to go straight to the course, click the ellipse beside Open Course to choose Unenroll if you wish to be removed from the course, or click the VIU logo in the upper left to return to your My Home page.