Featuring Fall 2019 FIU Technology

Recently, the FIU Division of Information Technology sent out a welcome message for the Fall 2019 semester featuring some tech updates. Below are some highlights.

Lynda.com to LinkedIn Learning

Just before the Fall semester began, FIU transitioned from Lynda.com to LinkedIn Learning for FIU students, faculty and staff. LinkedIn Learning contains high-quality, expert-led videos from Lynda with the added benefit of providing a personalized learning experience from your LinkedIn profile. This tool’s content allows you to explore new technologies, enhance skills, increase learner engagement, and enrich course content. 

For more information, visit FIU LinkedIn Learning.

Zoom Video Conferencing Service

Zoom is FIU’s official web conferencing application for real-time course lectures, meetings, and tutoring sessions, giving users the ability to host their own video conferences. Students, faculty, and staff can access Zoom either on-campus, on-the-go,or from home. Instructors can use Zoom for live meetings, recorded lectures and more. One popular feature is the ability to set a virtual background like the Golden Gate bridge without the use of a green screen.

For more information, visit:

FIU Canvas Help Center

Your canvas.fiu.edu site recently received a shiny new glow-up with over 130 articles of helpful Canvas information and resources for instructors, staff and students. The site includes the ability to submit support cases directly from the website. 

Additionally, the “Course Creator,” which allows face-to-face instructors the ability to create/copy a Canvas course, is now  available on the support page. Instructors of face-to-face, hybrid and online courses can use the support page to submit cases for the following:

  • Course maintenance – request course copies, add instructors or teaching assistants, and cross-list courses
  • Course consultation – request guidance on how to use the various features in Canvas and other associated tools
  • Course issues – request assistance with issues related to your course(s)

Students can also use the support page to receive assistance with issues related to their course(s). Additionally, they can contact support if they are unfamiliar with Canvas or its associated tools. Lastly, the LMS Help Support Services team is now known as FIU Canvas Help Team.

For more information, visit the FIU Canvas Help Center.

Sky V. has been rocking the FIU Online Instructional Designer "hat" since 2012. She promotes the use of best pedagogical practices and implementation of diverse forms of technology, yielding a positive online teaching experience for our professors and engaging learning experience for our students. Her areas of expertise include social media, gamification and user interface design. She is also an Adjunct Instructor with FIU's Marketing & Logistics department.

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