Viktoriya Oliynyk

Last Updated: 10/26/2012

Viktoriya Oliynyk is one of the Academic Technology Consultants supporting the College of Arts and Sciences. She joined the Academic Technology Consulting team in February of 2011. Her professional background includes planning and facilitating faculty development programs, conducting research projects on the impact of instructional technologies on student learning, and teaching academic success courses.

Viktoriya is originally from Ukraine, where she earned her B.S. in Documentation and Information Technology and M.S. in Education Management. Viktoriya also has M.Ed. in College Student Services Administration, with a minor in Business Administration, from Oregon State University.

As an idea person, Viktoriya loves working alongside instructors to find innovative ways to use technology to achieve their teaching goals. With a background in student affairs, she brings a student development perspective to integrating technology into teaching and learning.  She’s particularly interested in technology tools that can help instructors facilitate collaborative learning, provide feedback on student learning and implement comprehensive assessment activities. She also has expertise in how to leverage technology to transform large lecture classes into active, engaging and interactive learning experiences.

Some of Viktoriya’s favorite teaching and learning tools are:

  • VoiceThread (provided by the university)
  • PeerMark (provided by the university)
  • Google Moderator (free)
  • Students Response Systems (we use CU-Clickers on campus)

Viktoriya delivers workshops and presentations on both technological and pedagogical aspects of using academic technologies to enhance teaching and learning. Her recent topics include:

  • Teaching Methods and Technology Tools for Collaborative Learning
  • Technology-Enhanced Classroom Assessment Techniques
  • Not Just a Number: Student-Centered Approach for Large Courses
  • Creating Attractive and Effective Presentations that Captivate your Audience
  • Using Clickers as an Effective Pedagogical Tool
  • Introduction to Desire2Learn (D2L)
  • Getting the Most Out of D2L Gradebook
  • Using the D2L Quiz tool
  • Customizing Your D2L Course

Outside of work, Viktoriya’s passions are mountaineering, downhill skiing, ballet and musical performances, and traveling.  Over the last two years, she summited the five highest mountains on the U.S. mainland, including Mt. Whitney, Mt. Elbert and Mt. Rainier. Viktoriya is also an animal lover, and she currently volunteers at the Boulder Humane Society.