Fall 2012 Instructional Technology Events


Schedule of Events

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.

Please RSVP for these events by calling the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning at 231-591-3826 or by email at FCTL@ferris.edu.

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The staff in the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning are eager to assist faculty, programs, departments, and colleges in making effective use of the University’s Learning Management System (LMS), FerrisConnect Blackboard Learn.  We are available to provide support and training for numerous topics and tools in a variety of modes, from one-on-one consultations to workshops.

To RSVP for one of these sessions below, please contact us at fctl@ferris.edu or call 231-591-3826.

FerrisConnect Training

Basics (Phase 1) Friday, January 4 from 9 AM - Noon in FLITE 108
Wednesday, January 9 from 9 AM - Noon in FLITE 108 

This workshop will cover the basics of FerrisConnect Learn and was designed for instructors who wish to utilize the learning management system for some aspect of the course. You can expect to learn how to navigate through the new look of FerrisConnect Learn. It will cover the basic course tools such as: Announcements, Syllabus, Learning Modules, Calendar, Contacts, Email, and Messages. It will also explore the Grade Center, adding a course syllabus, and how to customize settings. 

Assignments & Tests

Friday, January 11 from 10 AM - Noon in FLITE 108

In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to create an assignment, a safe assignment, and a rubric; the rubric will be used to grade the assignment. Participants will also learn how to import a test pool, create a test, create test questions, reuse test questions, and deploy tests. 

Collaboration Tools (Phase 2)

Tuesday, January 8 from 2:00 - 5:00 in FLITE 108
Thursday, January 10 from 9 AM - Noon in FLITE 108

This workshop highlights some of the FerrisConnect Learn collaboration tools that have the potential to enhance student learning. Participants will learn how to use groups, discussion boards, journals, blogs, wikis, and other collaboration tools. Participants will also learn how to create and use rubrics to grade collaboration assignments. 

Course Copy Monday, January 7 from 10-11 AM in FLITE 108

Discussion Board

Thursday, January 17 from 3-5 PM in FLITE 108


Grade Center

Monday, January 14 from 10:00 - Noon in FLITE 108

This is an in-depth workshop on all the components of the Grade Center. Participants will learn how to create, configure, and manage grade center columns, weighted grades, grading schemas, grading periods, and categories. We will also explore color codes and smart views. This workshop is most useful when the participant has a FerrisConnect Learn course with enrolled students enrolled. 


 Tuesday, January 15 from 10 AM - Noon in FLITE 108


Friday, January 18 from 2-4 PM in FLITE 108


Wednesday, January 16 from 3-5 PM in FLITE 108

Study Hall Walk-in Sessions  Thursdays from 11 AM - Noon in FLITE 404

Instructional Technologists, Jackie Hughes or Andrew Peterson, will be available in the FCTL workroom (FLITE 404) every Thursday from 11 AM - noon to assist faculty with their technological needs.  No problem is too big or small!  Feel free to drop in at your convenience during these times.  No need to RSVP, because we are here to serve you!  

Other Training

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