We have several training events scheduled and listed below. Below is the full Training Calendar. However, if you do not see the training that you need, please contact the eLearning office by phone at (231) 591-2802 or by email at [email protected].

Department staff

Available Trainings:

Course Design

Fall Cohort Kick off

The Fa2019 cohort kick off meeting is scheduled for Sept. 9, 2019 (time TBA). Meetings/workshops will be approximately every two weeks for four additional sessions.

Register here

One-on-One Blackboard or Canvas Assistance:  FSU @ Grand Rapids

  • Date:  Tuesday, August 20, 2019
  • Times:  1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • GRCC Room: ATC 178 Computer Lab
  • Facilitator:  Jackie Hughes

 If you would like to meet to discuss your particular questions about anything related to Blackboard or Canvas, feel free to schedule a time segment anytime between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm. 

RSVP for your one-on-one time slot by phone at (231) 591-2802 or by Email at [email protected].

Canvas Training:  FSU @ Grand Rapids

  • Date:  Tuesday, August 20, 2019
  • Time:  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • GRCC Room:  ATC 178 Computer Lab
  • Facilitator:  Jackie Hughes

In this session, we will go over the basic functionality of Canvas, including creating Modules and Pages.  We will also discuss migrating your course to Canvas from Blackboard.

Please be sure to RSVP.  If you have any questions, please contact us by phone at (231) 591-2802 or by Email at [email protected]

Hoonuit: Canvas Training Tutorials

In this series, you will learn how to use Canvas as an instructor to create new courses and maintain current courses. Manage and run discussion boards within your courses, manage and add assignment to your courses,  work with announcements and the calendar, maintain and add students to your course.  Upon completion of this series, you will gain the knowledge needed to create and maintain distance and resident courses using Canvas.

Click https://learnit.hoonuit.com/5603/learnit?cn=FerrisCAS to watch the Hoonuit training tutorials or you can:

  1. Login to MyFSU
  2. Click “Employee”
  3. Click “Professional Development”
  4. Click “Hoonuit”
  5. Click “Search”
  6. Enter the title of the video series: Canvas for Instructors

Canvas Guides and Videos

Instructure also has helpful guides and videos online.

Turning Technologies Clicker Webinars

Clickers is a classroom or audience response systems that enables teachers to rapidly collect and analyze student responses to questions during class. Turning Technologies is the Ferris technology standard and it allows you to engage students using polls or quizzes and have the grades automatically sync to Canvas.  You can find more information on getting started with Turning Technology clickers at Ferris on our website. Turning Technologies always has training webinars scheduled.  To register for one of their free webinars, go to their website and click the "register" link.