Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Help Students Change Their MyFSU Password

As you know, we have been moving from Novell to Active Directory.  Our last phase of this project is to change the students’ accounts over to Active Directory. Ferris students may require assistance and you can help by sharing this information.

FerrisConnect Summer Updates

FerrisConnect has been updated this summer. Some of the exciting new features include: 

Inline Grading for Assignments: Now you will not have to download every paper the students attach in the assignment.  Instead, you can mark up the paper directly within Blackboard on your computer or your iPad!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Tegrity Lecture Recording Tool Updated This Summer

An updated version of Tegrity, our lecture recording system, was put in place August 12, 2013.  Some of the new features include:

New Facebook Group - Like Us For Training Updates

Technical Eduction & Outreach Team Facebook Page
The TAC's Technical Education & Outreach team now has a Facebook page (Ferris State University - Technical Education & Outreach). Keep in the know on upcoming technology workshops and training services available to you as employees of Ferris State University.

In addition to regular postings, the page includes a link to the team calendar of events and a "BOOK NOW" button to access the workshop registration website. 

Ferris faculty and staff, "Like" our page before August 30, 2013 and you could win one of three prizes. Winners will be chosen by random drawing and notified via their Ferris email address. 

What Must You Do To Use The New Password Assistance Tool?

Did you know there is a new set of password assistance tools for changing your MyFSU password? 

Now that the migration from using Novell to Active Directory is in its final stages, it is important everyone who works or studies at Ferris sets up their challenge questions so they are able to use the password reset

August Computer Equipment Resale Promotion

Receive 20% off all items purchased on the Computer Equipment Resale site from August 21 through August 23, 2013 when you enter promotion code  TC080113 on the Payment Details page.  Item availability is limited.
Also check out our  Facebook page (Ferris State University - Computer Equipment Resale Store) for additional savings opportunities. 

Technical Education & Outreach - Fall Calendar

Curious about what workshops TAC's Technical Education & Outreach has lined up for the fall?

This fall we have scheduled a total of 9 certificate paths and over 20 different workshops for faculty and staff at Ferris!

Visit Our Certificate Program Page to view our certificates for this fall and view the dates that classes will be offered, or click here to view our calendar!

Security Awareness - Could This Be You?

Making sure FERPA and HIPAA information is secure involves everyone within the organization. This video was created and published by the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure in the UK to make people aware of the importance of following good security practices. Security practices are put in place to protect you and the information entrusted to the organization. 

What three things can you to do to improve information security at Ferris? Email the Technical Education & Outreach team with your answers. 

TurningPoint Classroom Response System

Did you know the University standard classroom response system is changing this fall? The new "clicker" system is TurningPoint by Turning Technologies

The Learning Technologies Advisory Board (LTAB, formerly FAB) reviewed several different classroom response systems this past spring

Learn Software, Earn Certificates

Certificate of completion is awarded to "Your name here!"
Do you prefer to learn how to use software at your own pace? offers certificates at the completion of their online learning video series. More information on how to request full access to video training resources is available here.

Friday, August 2, 2013

More Licenses Available!

Due to increased demand, the TAC has increased the number of concurrent licenses available to Ferris employees for access to the video training resource from 20 to 60. More information on how to request an account is available here.