Monday, May 20, 2013

Professional Development Opportunity!

Online Learning for Professional Development | June 4, 5, & 6 
Instructor: Jody Gardei

Join the Technical Education & Outreach team for this three session workshop and learn how you can utilize free online learning resources to improve your skills and make you more valuable to Ferris! This series of

Active Directory Move Postponed

The move from Novell to Active Directory for the College of Arts and Sciences and Retention and Student Success scheduled for May 20, 2013 has been postponed. Those affected will be notified when the new date has been set.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Join Us At The Technology Town Hall In June!

The Technology Assistance Center will be hosting a Technology Town Hall next month.

June 7, 2013
11:00 am - Noon
MCO 210 

If you are in the Grand Rapids area, video conference participation is available at the Grand Rapids Pharmacy location, GRX 710.

This is your opportunity to ask questions and make suggestions about your technology services provided by Information Technology Services department at Ferris. You will also be introduced to the new TurningPoint classroom response system. 

Let us know you are going to attend by registering for the event. Go to and click on the "Book Now!" button. Select Technology Town Hall from the workshop list.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Submit Suggestions for Future Workshops

What training would you like TAC's Technical Education & Outreach team provide next fall? Visit and submit your suggestion in the box available at the bottom of the website. 

Enable Windows 7 Taskbar Previews

Windows 7 has some great built in features.  One of these features is that you can see a picture preview of windows you have open by hovering over the program's icon on the taskbar.  However, for this feature to work, a Windows Aero theme needs to be chosen for your pc.

Technical Education & Outreach Certificate Program


What is the TAC Technical Education & Outreach Certificate program?
Technical Education & Outreach has developed a series of workshops and online learning activities based on several technologies that, when used together, can improve workplace productivity. By taking all the workshops in the series, you will receive a custom certificate recognizing your participation.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

College Active Directory Migration Information

This summer the entire campus will be moving away from Novell to Active Directory. Novell is currently used to authenticate to the H: and J: network drives. This will be changing to Active Directory over the summer.

Faculty that will not be on campus this summer need to be aware of how this will impact them and what options are available to them to ensure their user accounts are set up and Ferris owned computers are

How to Reduce PDF Size for Emailing

Are you tired of your email filling up with large PDF files? Here is something you can do to reduce the size of a PDF before attaching it to an email.