Zoom 5.0 & NBC Learn Updates- Summer 2020

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Keep Your Zoom Updated

Zoom has released a new version – Zoom 5.0. The latest version provides increased protection for meeting data as well as updates to other functionalities. Learn more about Zoom 5.0.Links to an external site. It is important that you update your Zoom client to the latest version prior to May 30 as older versions will no longer be supported. After May 30, all Zoom clients on older versions will be required to upgrade before joining a meeting.

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As a reminder, always keep your client up to date as these updates provide bug fixes, performance improvements, and other security-related patches. For technical support, please contact our IT Support Center online or by calling (305) 348-2284 during our normal working hours (8 am – 8 pm, Monday through Friday).

If you have questions regarding Zoom within Canvas, please contact FIU Canvas Help at (305) 348-3630.

NBC Learn Discontinued

On June 30, 2020, NBC will discontinue its educational arm, NBC Learn. As a result, learners will no longer be able to view NBC Learn videos in their courses. Resources linked from the NBC Learn navigation feature will be deactivated also and redirected to a 404 error message.

If your courses currently use NBC Learn content, please consider any of the following valuable alternatives:

  • FIU library. The university library holds an abundance of media that exceeds that of NBC Learn. Begin exploring the possibilities by using the “Ask us @ FIU Libraries” feature.
  • YouTube. The world’s largest repository of videos with native captioning and embedding features. With proper judgment, you can find quality educational videos on YouTube.
  • PBS Video. This collection of free videos draws from PBS programs like NOVA and Frontline.
  • LinkedIn Learning. A platform that promotes professional development related to business, technology, and creativity with expert-led course videos.

The discontinuation of NBC Learn is a chance to refresh course media. This is especially true for our Summer B and C courses, for which you must establish alternatives promptly. For extra guidance, you can open a Canvas Help case and consult with an instructional designer.

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, user interface design, Quality Matters, and the Canvas LMS. Since 2019, she has been a Canvas Advocate. Sky is also an Adjunct Instructor with FIU's Marketing and Logistics department.

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