Software Training

Anyone who uses a computer day-in and day-out will find this site jam-packed with software training resources.

  • Hoonuit

    Extensive video training on many software titles is available through Hoonuit. 

  • Adobe offers a variety of software that lets you create web pages, print documents, digital artwork, video editing and even visual effects. PDF documents are the most common type of Adobe document that you will encounter on a day-to-day basis; these are documents that can be created and distributed to anyone with the ability to control editing, forms, signatures and even compiling documents.

    Acrobat Pro

    Acrobat Pro DC is a PDF converter. It’s packed with smart tools that give you even more power to communicate.


    Adobe Captivate 8 software reimagines the way interactive eLearning is created for a multi-device world. Develop any-screen mobile learning without programming using all-new responsive authoring. Now use an intuitive UI to transform PowerPoint presentations into engaging eLearning using actors, voices, interactions, and quizzes. Leverage best-in-class HTML5 publishing to deliver any content to mobile devices, the web, desktops, and leading LMSs. 

    Creative Suite

    Creative Suite 6 is a collection of software that includes Photoshop, Flash, Acrobat X Pro, Illustrator, Dreamweaver and more.  These programs give you extensive tools to manipulate photos, digital images, create animations, design web pages, and video editing.  While they are powerful programs, previous knowledge or training may be required to use some of the more advanced features of this unique software package.

    You will find video training resources for learning all of the titles in Creative Suite 6 on Atomic Learning.

  • iOS

    iOS is the operating system used on iPads, iPhones, and iPods. Learn more about how to use the operating system efficiently to improve your productivity on any of these devices.

    Mac OS X

    Mac OS X is the operating system used on Apple computers. Learn how to use the Mac OS X interface on your Apple computer.

  • Blackboard is our campus wide course management system (CMS). You can access Blackboard by selecting the Blackboard link at the top of the page inside of MyFSU.

    Blackboard support site

    Canvas support site

  • Excel

    Spreadsheet software used to manipulate data in rows and columns. Create charts, graphs, and subsets of data to visualize data any way you need to present it.


    Outlook is the standard Ferris email system for employees. Learn how to use Outlook email, calendaring, address book, and task management.


    Create and customize slides for presentations in the workplace or classroom.


    Use it to take notes or create documents such as meeting minutes and letters. Advanced features allow you to design your own template and check documents for accessibility on the web.

  • Camtasia Studio

    A powerful, yet easy-to-use screen recorder, Camtasia helps you create professional videos without having to be a video pro. Easily record your screen movements and actions, or import HD video from a camera or other source. Customize and edit content on both Mac and Windows platforms, and share your videos with viewers on nearly any device.

    Anyone who wishes to use Camtasia Studio must purchase an individual license through the Technology Services Portal.


    Snagit is a software program available on all Ferris-owned computers. It allows users to take screen shots of the computer screen and edit them for use on websites and in documentation. It also has the ability to record video and audio, but you must have a video editing software such as Camtasia Studio in order to edit the recordings.

  • Windows 10

    The Windows 10 operating system is the standard operating system..