You can use the app to see what’s happening on campus, find a book or article in the library, check class schedules and financial aid, enroll in courses, watch FIU videos, connect to FIU Facebook, and Twitter, read the latest news and much more.
Reviews of the app have been five-star thus far after more than 9,800 downloads of the iPhone app.
“Our focus with this app was to give people on the move an easy way to interact with FIU whenever they need to and wherever they are,” said Web Communications Director Matt Herzberger. “We included lots of features that should be useful for students, faculty and staff.”
Here are the features of the new app:
Courses: Browse and search courses for current and future terms, see course descriptions, times, locations, and availability, and even contact the instructor directly from within the app.
Athletics: Follow FIU sports news, schedules, and scores for your favorite Roary teams with the athletics app.
Events: Find and keep track of a wide range of FIU activities, from concerts and art exhibits to lectures and athletics. Browse events by name, subject, date or location.
News: Keep up with all the happenings on and off campus with news from a variety of sources including content from http://news.fiu.edu
Library: Easily find library resources including location and call number, and even see current availability.
Videos: Access all of FIU’s video content in one easy-to-view place.
Get Help: Get access to important numbers and information when you need them. Call to report an emergency or get information from the FIU Emergency Information Hotline.
MyFIU: Enroll in courses. Make changes (add/drop) to your schedule. View your class schedule and details. View your grades for any semester. See all charges, due dates, financial aid awards, acceptance and disbursement dates. Faculty can see their teaching schedules and rosters.
Learn (on iOS and Android devices only): Get instant access to all of your Blackboard Learn™ course content on the go. Check grades, post to discussion forums, view important class announcements, read and download assignments, upload content and more.
Maps (on iOS and Android devices only): Search campus buildings by name, pinpoint them on the map and see their location relative to your own.
This project was a collaboration between Web Communications, PantherSoft and FIU Online. The team leveraged the Blackboard Mobile platform, which ties into many of the Enterprise systems that are used by most universities, including PeopleSoft, Blackboard, Moodle, YouTube and Google Maps.