The FIU Office of Distance Education is providing the College of Engineering and Computing instructors with a condensed central hub for essential academic continuity information and online resources during the Coronavirus pandemic.
FIU will be offering four different modalities this Spring 2021, each with different guidelines and considerations while using Canvas in some way. To assist you with selecting the modality that is most proper for your course, this informative document should be a valuable resource.
Remote Instruction Quick Start Guide:
- Enroll in an on-demand Remote Teach Ready (RTR) workshop to learn remote teaching technologies, best practices, and receive a RTR badge/Micro-credential. Additional faculty trainings are available for a variety of online tools such as Canvas, Honorlock, Zoom and VoiceThread.
- Login to Canvas, FIU’s learning management system (LMS) that hosts courses delivered online and remotely.
- Transition course assignments, activities, and assessments into a remote course using the tools and resources listed in this Quick Start Guide or review course conversion strategies.
- Need Support? Submit a Support Ticket with the Office of Distance Education (ODE) for personalized assistance with Canvas or other FIU-supported tools. Support is available: Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.
Canvas is the learning management system (LMS) that hosts the courses you teach at FIU, where you can create and manage course materials and communicate with your students.
- Perform a System Check to ensure your device meets the Canvas technical requirements.
- Review the latest guidance pertaining to Fall 2020 syllabus language. Then, upload your course syllabus using the Syllabus Tool and personalize the Canvas Front Page with contact information, course descriptions/expectations, and virtual office hours.
- Use Canvas communication and collaboration tools. Create Course Announcements, send messages using the Canvas Inbox, and engage with students Discussions.
- Organize course materials into weekly Modules and review articles on Assignments, Quizzes, and Pages; use Canvas Direct Share to copy course items from another course.
- Canvas Support: Submit an ODE Support Ticket or login to Canvas and click the “Help” icon in the bottom left to chat with Canvas support 24/7/365. Knowledge base articles are available in the Canvas Help Center.
Honorlock is an online proctoring solution that helps protect the academic integrity of assessments created within your Canvas course. FIU has contracted with Honorlock to provide proctoring for up to four exams per student in each class section, across all modalities, at least through Spring 2021.
- View the Honorlock Instructor Guide.
- As an alternative to Honorlock, instructors can use a combination of Respondus LockDown Browser (RLDB) and a Zoom Meeting for live proctoring their own exams. View the faculty Virtual Proctoring Guide to get started and review Respondus Lockdown requirements.
- Honorlock Support: Submit an ODE Support Ticket or contact Honorlock Support 24/7.
Zoom is FIU’s official web conferencing application for real-time course lectures and meetings. This platform is capable of video and audio conferencing, collaboration, and chat across desktops, mobile devices, and tablets.
- View Zoom desktop system requirements and mobile system requirements.
- Download the Zoom Client for Meetings and sign in with SSO using your FIU account information.
- Enable Zoom LTI in your Canvas course and view Zoom’s video tutorials and Instructor Success Guide.
- Zoom Support: Submit an ODE Support Ticket or visit Zoom Help Center FAQ’s.
Last edited: Dec 1, 2020