Oh the Places You Can Go! Canvas Mobile App

~Written by Jackie Hughes, Coordinator of Instructional TechnologyAs human beings, sometimes we need to take a break and relax. Your laughing, I know.  Instructors teach all day and grade all night.In Michigan, you need to get outside to kayak, camp, hike, boat or fish and enjoy the good weather while you can. However, you also …

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Total Immersion: Engaging your online students through gamification.

Written by Matt Smith, Instructional Designer This is part 1 of a 2 part series. My three and four-year-olds absolutely hate bedtime. Beyond a doubt when that clock hits eight and it’s “go time”  the five stages of bedtime grief roll in--denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and finally two hours later, acceptance. Many tears are shed, …

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Who’s New in eLearning?!

There is a lot of excitement in the eLearning Department at Ferris State University! We are enhancing the quality of educational technologies and online courses. Ergo, we hired Jonathon Eaton to help with technology trouble-shooting and grow esports, and Matthew Smith to make online courses epic! We would like you to meet the newest members …

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Starting Fresh with a New Canvas

Attitude. We all have one, though it does change from time to time. Attitudes affect how we treat other people and how we feel.  The aftermath of Hurricane Florence devastated Spring Lake, NC on September 17, 2018. For a couple of months, people rallied to help by donating money, volunteering and praying for the victims. …

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Debunking the Myths Associated with Condensed and Accelerated Courses

~Written by Dr. Amy Greene, Executive Director for Online Learning and Adjunct Instructor in Learning Technologies All online courses are not created equal. Although the purpose of offering online courses is to provide students with additional course format options and improved schedule flexibility, we as educators can actually do more harm than good if the …

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