How do I create my student computer account?

VIU students are entitled to a student computer account and must abide by the Use of Information Technology Policy.

Students have both a student record account and a computer account. These are separate accounts and can both have different passwords. You will not have a computer account until you create one by following the steps below.

What is my computer account used for?

Your computer account will be used for:

  • Logging in to lab computers
  • VIU-Secure Wi-Fi
  • VIULearn (D2L)
  • Library Resources

What is my username?

Your username is your student number.

How long will my account be active?

Student accounts will remain active for 120 days past the last date of enrollment as a Vancouver Island University student. At the end of the 120 days, the account will be disabled. Data is removed from an account 1 year after it has been disabled. If you register in a regular program during that 1 year period, your account will be re-enabled with no loss of data.

How do I create one?

Please note: You will not be able to log in to VIULearn and VIUTube until the day after your computer account is created.

To create a student account if one has not already been created, please use one of the two following methods:

Using the account creation tool

Note: This method requires that you have already logged into your Student Record and set a password

  1. Open Computer Account Creation Tool
  2. Enter the required fields
  3. Read the statement and click the I understand button once only to create a new student account. This may take several minutes.

Through your student record

  1. Log into your Student Record.
    Note: If you have not logged in before the password will be your birthdate (in YYMMDD format, eg 890504 for May 4,1989)
  2. In the left pane, click on Personal Information, then VIU Computer and VIULearn Account
  3. Enter the required fields
  4. Read the statement and click the I understand button once only to create a new student account (or change the password if one already exists). This may take several minutes.


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