Meet Zoom, FIU’s New Web Conferencing Tool

FIU Panthers Love Zoom

After a successful yearlong pilot, we’re happy to announce that Zoom will become FIU’s official web conferencing application for real-time course lectures, meetings, and tutoring. Members of the University community, including the Division of IT, FIU Online, and faculty representatives, found that the vast majority of users in the pilot familiar with FIU’s web conferencing applications preferred Zoom for its more intuitive user experience, stability, and fewer interruptions of service. Zoom will also provide all users the ability to host their own video conferences.

Timeline for Transitioning to Zoom

All users will be transitioned to Zoom and any Adobe Connect recordings can be saved to Mediasite upon request.

  • April 8, 2019
    Zoom will be available to the FIU community. Users may continue to use Adobe Connect and can have their recordings migrated upon request.
  • August 26, 2019
    Adobe Connect will be available in an archive mode only. This means users will be able to view and access old meetings and recordings, but will not be able to create new content in Adobe Connect.
  • January 1, 2020
    All users will be fully transitioned to Zoom and access to Adobe Connect will no longer be available.

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Zoom Training and Support

Division of IT and FIU Online will host in-person and online Zoom training workshops during the transition period.

In-person

  • Monday, April 15 at 2 pm
  • Thursday, April 25 at 10 am

Online

  • Wednesday, April 10 at 11 am
  • Wednesday, April 17 at noon
  • Wednesday, April 24 at 11 am

Register for FIU Zoom Training


If you currently have a personal Zoom account, you will be sent instructions for moving your account onto the university license within the next few weeks. If you have questions regarding the Zoom migration related to Canvas, please contact FIU Canvas Support Services at (305) 348-3630.

For all other Zoom migration questions, contact Media Technology Services at (305) 348-2814.

Visit the Zoom Transition project page for additional information, updates, recording retention policies, training, and support.

 

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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