Tuesday, August 23, 2011

New - FerrisConnect Learn

We are excited to announce that we will be introducing the new version of Blackboard 9.1 (FerrisConnect Learn) in dozens of sections this fall.  Based on a group of faculty who piloted this version for their Spring semester sections, we had 67 early adopters take a fast-tracked training program this summer and are migrating their courses into the new version.  

New TAC Video

Ever wonder what the TAC (Technology Assistance Center) does besides take calls related to technology support? This video introduces some of the TAC staff and explains the services the TAC provides to the campus community.

New Applications

New this year is the MyHousing portal which students will use for the contracting and room selection process. Please note the contracting process is now entirely online for your convenience.  You can learn more on-line at: http://www.ferris.edu/htmls/studentlife/reslife/MyHousing.htm

CPS Version 6.71 for Fall 2011

The CPS classroom clicker software will be upgraded to version 6.71 for fall semester. All faculty who plan to use CPS this fall and have not been contacted via email should contact the TAC. Let them know the classrooms where the CPS software is needed this semester. A technician will ensure the software is updated and a CPS receiver is available in the classroom.

August/September 2011 Resale Store Promotion

Receive 15% off all Dell Desktops at the Computer Equipment Resale store on September 1st through September 5th, 2011 when you enter the promotion code 'Riverdays' on the Payment Methods page.

Item availability is limited. 

Items ordered during the long weekend will be available for pickup by noon on Tuesday, September 6th.  

Lynda.com Training

The TAC has purchased several licenses for Lynda.com. Lynda.com provides on-line, do-it-yourself, anytime, anywhere computer training. Watch this video to learn how. Still undecided? Free videos are also available for viewing at http://www.lynda.com/.

To access Lynda.com training resources, contact the TAC with the dates you would