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Panthers Protecting Panthers

Panthers Protecting Panthers is FIU’s holistic approach to a full return to on-campus living, learning and working. Guided by a Repopulation Task Force made up of university administrators, faculty, staff, medical professionals and emergency management leaders, the plan is informed by science and guided by best practices and local and state regulations. Visit Panthers Protecting Panthers for information about:

  • The P3 app
  • COVID-19 testing
  • Current university operations
  • Health and safety best practices
  • COVID Response Team
  • Repopulation information for students, faculty and staff
  • COVID relief efforts

FIU Modalities: Face-to-Face, Hybrid, Remote, Fully Online

The safety and the wellbeing of our FIU community is the top priority for the university. For the Spring 2021 semester, FIU will continue with the repopulation plan to increase the number of students learning on campus. This will include modifications and considerations for on-campus spaces to account for physical distancing, along with offering instructors additional ways to engage with on-campus students responsibly by integrating pedagogy and technology into the classroom experience.

Learn About Modalities 


Canvas is FIU’s official learning management system (LMS) used for all courses.


Honorlock is a virtual proctoring solution that uses advanced artificial intelligence (AI) technology to help protect the academic integrity of assessments created within your Canvas course.


Zoom is a web conferencing tool that provides remote conferencing services.

  • Zoom in Canvas

    Instructors who will be using the Zoom video conferencing tool in their class should create the Zoom Meeting Room in Canvas to ensure students have access to the Zoom meeting information from within their Canvas course shell.

    Zoom in Canvas screenshot

  • Zoom in the Classroom

    Video guides:

    The Zoom video conferencing tool may be used in the classroom to meet the needs of students and instructors as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Below are some examples of when using Zoom in the classroom is beneficial:


    • Student enrolled in a face-to-face or hybrid class is temporarily unable to attend in-person due to COVID-19 related concerns and needs to attend class virtually through Zoom.
    • A face-to-face and/or hybrid course is cross-listed with a section that has a different modality where enrolled students must attend class virtually through Zoom.
    • Student is enrolled in a Face-to-Face or Hybrid course where they will rotate their on-campus attendance to meet social distancing guidelines and will use Zoom on days where their rotation has them attending class virtually.


    • Instructor is temporarily unable to teach class Face-to-Face or Hybrid due to COVID-19 related concerns and needs to teach remotely through Zoom while students watch in the classroom.
    • Instructor uses Zoom in the classroom to accommodate students that are temporarily unable to attend class on-campus due to COVID related concerns and need to attend virtually.
    • Instructor has a Face-to-Face and/or Hybrid course that is cross-listed with a section that has a different modality where enrolled students must attend class virtually through Zoom.
      Instructor is teaching a HyFlex (Mode Q) section and will have students attend class on campus while they teach remotely through Zoom on the scheduled on-campus days.
  • Zoom Training
  • Zoom Support & Resources

    Zoom General Questions
    Division of IT: 305-348-2814
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    Zoom in the Classroom
    MMC Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.;  Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
    BBC Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; F riday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.