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Combine Course Sections

Every course section scheduled at VIU is set up as a unique course in VIULearn. If you are teaching multiple sections as a single cohort or are team teaching with the instructor of another section, you may want to combine your sections in VIULearn so that you only have to add and update course materials in one place. Courses in VIULearn can be combined through a processed called Course Mapping. 

You can request a Course Mapping by emailing Our Learning Technology Support Specialists will map your sections together so you will only have to update one course shell. The automatically generated course shell for each of your sections will disappear overnight and be replaced with a single mapped course shell. The process of mapping a course maintains the connection between your VIULearn course and offical VIU scheduling and registration systems, so the course will continue to update nightly like any other automatically created course.

Courses are best mapped before any content is put into the course or there will be loss of information.

The Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning requires the explicit written permission of all individuals listed as instructors in the VIULearn classlist before a mapping request will be processed. The process of mapping courses is permanent, and grants all instructors and students enrolled in the automatically generated courses access to the single course shell and all content within it.

Request Course Mapping

  1. Submit a support request to and include:
    • The course name as it appears in VIULearn
    • The section names as they appear in VIULearn
    • The semester the course sections are in
  2. If you are the only instructor listed in VIULearn your request will be processed as soon as possible.

  3. If you are not the only instructor listed in VIULearn we will need the written permission of the other people listed as instructors, even if they are laboratory or other support, so your request will take longer to process. We will notify you if this is the case.


  • Requests are processed nightly, so your changes will take at least 24 hours to appear.
  • You will lose access to any content you put in the course sections before mapping, so please take a course  backup before submitting your mapping request.