Create Your Student Computer Account

Connect to Technology

Every student at VIU can create a VIU student computer account. Your student computer account grants access to most campus IT Services, including campus computers, VIULearn (D2L) online course content, your student record, campus wireless and Eduroam, pay-for-print services, file storage and more.

To create your computer account go to this link: https://technology.viu.ca/help/student-account

Click Here for more information on VIU student computer accounts and what you can access with them:

Set Up Your Technology at Home and On Campus

Go through the Getting Started with Technology guide available here: https://technology.viu.ca/student-guide

Taking the time to prepare yourself and your technology before you start classes will save you precious time AND energy once class starts. Create your computer account, update your email address, connect to the university wireless network, and more. You will thank yourself.

Ask Questions and Get Help

Need more information of help? Contact the IT Helpdesk, sit down with a student Tech Tutor, or use the online help options.

Service notices, contact information, and Tech Tutor hours:
https://technology.viu.ca/

Getting started with technology @ VIU:
https://technology.viu.ca/student-guide

Get Help with Technology @ VIU:
https://technology.viu.ca/help

Saving your work! File Survival Tips: 
https://technology.viu.ca/help/file-management

The Library Commons - Nanaimo Campus

The Library Commons is located on the 3rd floor of Bldg. 305 (Nanaimo Campus) and is open 24 hours per day, 7 days a week (including holidays). The Commons features computer workstations, media stations, and video and audio editing suites. All may be booked online from the Library home page.

Study Spaces

Spaces for individual and group study are available in the Library and Library Commons, including bookable group study rooms and silent study rooms. 

Nanaimo Campus Computer Labs

Computer labs and software 

Weekly computer lab schedule

Cowichan and Powell River

The Cowichan Info commons is available for general computer use.

Powell River information can be found at this page.

Print, Copy & Scan

Pay Printing

Pay printing and photocopying at VIU costs 10¢ per page for black & white printing and is available in all Campus Computer Labs. Colour printing is also available in the Library at a cost of $1.00 per page.
Library staff can help you with printing and photocopying during Library Hours.

Printing Stations

There is a print release station in every campus computer lab. In the Library Commons there are two print release stations: one with a black & white printer near the Photo ID office, and another with both a black & white and a colour printer near the media stations.

Build Your Resources

Printing

In the Library, you can print on transparencies in either black & white or colour. Double sided printing can be done on both colour and black & white printers in the Library and Library Commons.

As an alternative to do-it-yourself printing, VIU's Printing and Duplicating Centres offers printing services.

Scanning

Flatbed scanners are available on the media stations in the Library Commons and in the Library across from the Service Desk (5 scanners in total). 

Equipment Loans

The Equipment Loan counter is located at the Library Service Desk, on the Library's main floor. Multimedia and digital equipment is available for short-term loan to VIU students. 

We can also help you to learn how to use the equipment.

Contact us at:

Phone 250-740-6329 or email equiploans@viu.ca for an appointment - or drop in and see us at the Library Service Desk - Equipment Loans Counter (Building 305, 3rd floor) between 8am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Equipment Loan Guidelines

For more information on what is required to sign out equipment go the Student Equipment Loan Page. From here you can fill out the online form and book your equipment. It will be ready for pick up at the loans counter at the library.

What Kind of Equipment is Available?

Wanting to create a video project or a presentation, but you aren't sure what equipment is available to you. 

You can find the list of available equipment on this page

Want to learn how to use the equipment?

Phone 250-740-6329 or email equiploans@viu.ca for an appointment - or drop in and see us at the Library Service Desk - Equipment Loans Counter (Building 305, 3rd floor) between 8am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.


New to VIU

New to VIU

Things to know and where to go if you are new to VIU

Getting Started with Technology at VIU

For more information on the 7 Steps you should take Before and After Class starts visit:  https://technology.viu.ca/student-guide

Wireless at VIU

VIU students with an active computer account can use the free VIU wireless service.

Use your student computer account username and password to connect.

For troubleshooting and more information: https://technology.viu.ca/help/wireless

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