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Training Services and Resources

Welcome to the eLearning page for all things professional development!  If you do not see what you are looking for, please contact the eLearning team at 231.591.2802 or [email protected].  

Upcoming Training
eLearning is pleased to offer period synchronous learning opportunities on various online teaching and learning topics.  This section provides details for the current term.

Online Course Design Revisited | Summer 2021

All faculty and staff are invited to join eLearning and the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning for Online Course Design Revisited, a short series using the lens of Small Teaching Online by Flower Darby.  The book will serve as a framework for thinking about online teaching and redesigning your courses in small, impactful ways. 

The series consists of four 90-minute synchronous meetings via Zoom.  You are welcome to attend any or all of them as your schedule allows.  All meetings are Tuesdays from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm.

  • June 8, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm:  Designing for Learning
  • June 15, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm: Teaching Humans
  • June 22, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm: Motivating Online Students and Instructors
  • June 29, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm: Finding Inspiration

Click here to register.  You will be provided with the Zoom link when you do.

Learn more about Small Teaching Online here.  A limited number of copies will be available to those who are able to attend the entire series on a first come, first served basis.  FLITE also has a digital version of the book you can access here.

Training on Demand
Upon request by a department or individual, eLearning will schedule synchronous training for Ferris' primary online learning tools and foundational concepts at a mutually agreed upon time.  Training on these topics will also be offered periodically for general audiences.  Contact us to schedule your session.

  • Canvas
  • Zoom
  • Canvas Studio
  • Assessment in Online Learning
  • Accessibility and Universal Design for Learning
  • Communication and Classroom Management
  • Student Engagement and Social Presence

Learning Resources
This section provides links to recorded training sessions, tutorials, and help sites for all the online learning tools and concepts we use at Ferris.

eLearning Useful Sites

eLearning on Youtube

eLearning Useful Documents

Canvas Help Sites

Zoom Help Site

Respondus Help Site

Turning Technologies Classroom Clickers