Instructional Technology

The Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning has two Instructional Technologists - Jackie Hughes and Andrew Peterson - who are available to collaborate with and support faculty in their use of instructional technologies in face-to-face, blended, and fully online courses. Jackie and Andrew are eager to partner with faculty to explore effective uses of FSU's current tools and to research new and innovative instructional technologies.  Jackie and Andrew can provide support in a variety of ways, including one-on-one consultations, faculty learning communities and training courses, walk-in sessions, and so much more.  Jackie and Andrew are here to support faculty in their efforts to use instructional technologies to promote deep and positive student learning. 

Whether you would like to share some ideas about using technology in your class, or ask questions about which tool would work best, or seek one-on-one assistance, you can contact the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning by phone at (231) 591-3826 or e-mail at  You can also call Jackie or Andrew directly (see their contact information below). 


Jackie Hughes
Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning
Ferris State University
1010 Campus Drive, FLITE 408E
Big Rapids, MI 49307
(231) 591-5439 or
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Andrew Peterson
Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning
Ferris State University
1010 Campus Drive, FLITE 408F
Big Rapids, MI 49307
(231) 591-2406 or
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Training Schedule

Faculty at Ferris State University use a wide variety of instructional technology to help student reach learning objectives.  Because of this, we have created a comprehensive schedule of faculty enrichment events. You can find the list of scheduled events on the training page and you can RSVP for these events by calling the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning at 231-591-3826 or by email at

Transition from FerrisConnect to Blackboard Learn 9.1

Ferris State University values excellence and is committed to innovation and creativity. The transition from FerrisConnect Blackboard Vista to Blackboard Learn provides faculty with an enhanced tool that extends learning opportunities to students. About 75 "early adopter" faculty will use Blackboard Learn this semester (Fall 2011).

Various training options are available for faculty who are interested in using Blackboard Learn next semester (Spring 2012). The transition to Blackboard Learn will be completed by Fall 2012.

Please go to to get more information about FerrisConnect Blackboard and to choose a training opportunity that best develops your skills!