Monday, September 16, 2013

MyFSU Login Changes Starting September 20, 2013


All employees & students will need to have set up a new password using the new password management system (the one for Active Directory at http://pwdsetup.ferris.edu). Employees, if your computer was migrated to Active Directory this summer, you have already changed your password.
If you have not set your password in Active Directory, you need to do this before September 20, 2013 to be able to continue to log in to MyFSU and other Ferris computing resources. You will not be able to use your Novell password to access MyFSU beginning September 20, 2013.

October Technical Education & Outreach Workshops



Online Learning for Professional Development Certificate

October 8th, 9th, & 10th at 10:30AM-12PM in FLT108

Adobe Acrobat X Tip: Faster Zooming


The Loupe Tool allows you to quickly zoom in on a small portion of a PDF document. This may be useful if you need to see the fine details of a small portion of a PDF.

To use the Loupe Tool:
  • Right click the tool bar
  • Go to "Select & Zoom"

Friday, September 13, 2013

Technology Town Hall - Let Your Voice Be Heard!

Active Directory Project Town Hall

Thursday, September 19, 2013
11:00 AM to Noon
Michigan College of Optometry (MCO) 210

The migration from Novell to Active Directory has affected everyone at Ferris sometime during the past year. This town hall is an opportunity for you to provide the FSU Information Technology (IT) department with your feedback on the project - What worked? What didn't work? What can IT do better during the next big project; migrating from Lotus Notes to Office 365 email.

There will also be an opportunity to learn more about what you and your students must do to before September 20, 2013 to ensure you don't temporarily lose access to MyFSU. You will also learn how to use the new password management tool and how to access your network drive space using Webstorage. 

IT staff will be available after the town hall from noon to 1:00 PM in MCO 213 to answer individual questions and assist with setting up challenge questions so you can use the new online password management tool.

To register for this event visit ferris.edu/tactraining and click "Book Now!" Select "Technology Town Hall" from the workshop list.

Would you like to participate from off campus? This event will be broadcast to GRX 711 at 25 Michigan Street NE in Grand Rapids.

Please be sure to register if you would like to attend this event.

Email: teo@ferris.edu
Phone: 231-591-5615
Website: http://ferris.edu/tactraining

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Anyone with a disability who needs special accommodations to attend this event should call 231.591.5615 at least 72 hours in advance.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

September Computer Equipment Resale Promotion

Receive 15% off desktops and laptops purchased on the Computer Equipment Resale site from September 23 through September 27, 2013 when you enter promotion code  TC090113 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.


Tuesday, September 3, 2013

What is Atomic Learning?

Atomic Learning is an on-line education tool with thousands of tutorials covering many different software programs and applications.  With Atomic Learning you can learn to use the specific program you need at

Let Excel Be Your Calculator

Do you need to put numbers into a spreadsheet?  Do you need to add, subtract, multiply, or divide them?  If you do then you will want to use the formula features in Excel.  These features will save you time so you don't have to add up the numbers before you enter them into your excel spreadsheet.