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 three different modalities this Summer 2021, each with different guidelines and considerations while using Canvas in some way.

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 CanvasFIU’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 and ProctorU are online proctoring solutions that help protect the academic integrity of assessments created within your Canvas course. Starting Summer A/C, FIU is reverting back to the pre COVID-19 proctoring process, where students will again cover the costs associated with any proctored exams.

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.

Last edited: Apr 21, 2021