Learning Technology

VIULearn (powered by D2L)


VIULearn is Vancouver Island University’s learning management system for online courses. Many VIU faculty use VIULearn to enhance face-to-face classroom experiences, offer blended learning opportunities, or teach fully-online courses.

It is important to remember that not all faculty use VIULearn for their courses. This means that you may not see all of the courses you registered for in VIULearn. If you are ever concerned about your course registration, please check your student record.

Five Steps to Getting Started

Online Learning and VIULearn

Step 1: Create your VIU Student Computer Account
If you have difficulty creating your account contact the VIU IT Helpdesk at ithelp@viu.caor call 250-740-6300 Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Step 2: Access and Login to Desire2Learn
Enter your username (student number) and VIU Student Computer Account password (see Step 1). If you have difficulty logging in to VIULearn contact learnsupport@viu.ca or 250-740-6179 Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Step 3: Access Your Course and Course Content
You can access your courses by clicking on the name of the course once you are logged in to VIULearn.

Step 4: Adjust your VIULearn Account Settings
You may want to adjust your personal VIULearn settings.

Step 5: Accessing the VIULearn Orientation Course
This course will show you how to adjust your account settings, how to navigate to and access course materials, and how to use activities (like Discussions and Quizzes). There is information on how to communicate with your instructors. The course is freely available, with no cost to you, and takes about an hour to complete.

There is more information and videos for steps 3 to 5 here!

VIULearn and The Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning

If you are unable to login you may not have not created your student account, or your password may have expired (see Step 1).  You also may have just registered in your courses today and the system will update your registration in VIULearn overnight.

If you have difficulty logging in to VIULearn (D2L) contact learnsupport@viu.ca or call 250-740-6179 Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

You may also want to review our VIULearn Help for Learners resource page for additional information about VIULearn.

Learning Technologies

Learning Technologies


Mobile Devices
  • Start your own blog or website
  • Provide reflective spaces/eportfolios
  • Develop media/technical literacies


  • Upload and share video/audio on the internet
  • Record video directly from webcam
  • Uploaded media is private by default and stored locally on campus
  • Embed and share video on websites, VIULearn or social media


  • Synchronous voice and video communication tool

  • Secure platform for all education use cases, including: eLearning, video webinars, and collaboration-enabled classrooms and conference rooms
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