FIU has a variety of communication tools available to the campus community for meetings, classes or events delivered via live, two-way video/two-way audio between campuses or across the world or via the internet.
Adobe Connect is FIU's supported web conferencing application. Adobe Connect provides delivery of real-time course lectures and meetings. Users only need a flash-enabled web browser and an Internet connection to participate. Adobe Connect users can deliver content via streaming audio, video, and software demonstrations. Additionally, Adobe connect tools can be customized to facilitate lectures, training sessions, and meetings. To learn more about Adobe Connect, click here.
Getting Started with Adobe Connect/How do I get an Adobe Connect 8 account?
All faculty, staff and students already have accounts in the Adobe Connect system. To begin using Adobe Connect open your web browser and navigate to https://connect.fiu.edu and login using your MyAccounts login and password. To create a meeting room, you will need host permission. Only faculty and staff can request permission by filling out a Service Request on our Online Service Request System (https://utshelp.fiu.edu) or by calling the UTS Support Center 305-348-2284.
The Division of IT now offers faculty and staff an enterprise-wide Instant Messaging solution named FIUchat. This new system, powered by Microsoft Lync 2010, replaces Office Communications Server 2007 R2, integrates seamlessly with the FIUmail system, and is available at no cost to FIU faculty and staff. To Learn more about FIU Chat, click here.
What does FIUchat do?
FIUchat uses the FIU contacts contained in the global address book on FIUmail as well as any local contacts you have stored in Outlook to do the following:
- Online chat (instant messaging)
- Desktop, application and group audio/video conferencing/whiteboarding
- Document sharing
Features & Functions
- Instant Messaging/Presence
- Desktop audio/visual chat and conferencing/whiteboarding
- Peer-to-peer/group file transfer
- Integrated presence with Outlook calendar and FIUmail distribution lists/contacts
- Desktop/application sharing and collaboration
Among the many benefits to individual users, the ability to conduct virtual meetings will save time and travel costs when meeting with faculty and staff across FIU campuses and sites.
Please take a moment to read through this Web site to find helpful information that should answer the questions you may have regarding the transition.
Reservation-less Voice Conference Services (VCS) provides on-demand conferencing. VCS allows you to initiate a conference call 24 hours a day 7 days a week – without the need to make a reservation. For instructions, pricing information and frequently asked questions, please click here.
Important: Changes to SUNCOM reservation-less conferencing services, please click here to learn more.
Time and travel often make face to face meetings difficult to schedule. Videoconferencing can bridge those gaps and provide a collaborative communication solution. The two-way video/two-way audio and content sharing supports your meeting or event needs whether you are connecting between campuses or across the world.
There are several conference rooms available for scheduling. Click here to see the listing.
For a step-by-step manual on how to use our Polycom video conferencing devices, please click here
In addition FIU has a videoconferencing Bridge that can connect three or more sites. To reserve a multi-point videoconference contact MMC Media Equipment Services at 305.348.2815 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.