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Health and Learning Resources

We’re all facing challenges from COVID-19, and we’re all in this together!

Here are some resources to help you stay healthy, creative, and engaged during this difficult time.


Health and Wellness
Internet Access


How To Access Online Courses in Canvas

  1. Go to Canvas through MyFSU
  2. in the menu on the left-hand side, click on "Classes"
  3. In the pop-out menu, scroll all the way down to "All Classes"
  4. Here, you will see a list of classes in which you are enrolled.
  5. Fill in the star in front of the course you cannot see
  6. The course will now appear in your dashboard.

FSU Resources for Academic Continuity (E-Leaning Resources for Faculty and Staff)

Ferris State University is developing resources to keep the learning experience as consistent as possible, while also keeping students and faculty safe. Faculty and staff are encouraged to visit the Resources for Academic Continuity page for a wide range of tools, guides and information to make the transition to online learning as smooth as possible.

Stuck? Contact the Ferris eLearning team at 231.591.2802 or [email protected]. The eLearning email will be monitored Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

KCAD Writing Center

The KCAD Writing Center is still available to support students. If you would like feedback on a writing project, email Writing Center Director Claire Helakoski at [email protected] for assistance.

KCAD Library COVID-19 Update

Read the update to learn more about the steps the KCAD Library is taking to support students during the fall semester.

FSU Online Tutoring and Writing Center Support

Schedule an appointment by visiting the FSU Writing Center’s scheduling client.

FSU Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

For many, when they are able to take some sort of action, they are able to reduce their anxiety and increase their sense of well-being. If you are interested in increasing your well-being and the well-being of others, while still maintaining your social distance, check out all the virtual volunteer opportunities gathered by the Center for Leadership, Activities and Career Services.


Health and Wellness

KCAD Counseling and Disability Services

Marie Yowtz, Director of Counseling and Disability Services is available to help any student in need of counseling and/or disability services. Contact Marie at [email protected] or by calling 616.299.3046.

Listening Ear: 24/7 Mental Health Crisis Hotline

Listening Ear is a 24/7 Mental Health Crisis Hotline—accessible by calling 989-772-2918—that provides immediate support, information and referrals for our students.

Ferris TAO Online Library

All members of the University community may use Therapy Assistance Online (TAO), a secure, private online library of interactive and engaging programs to help overcome anxiety, depression and other common mental health concerns.


Internet Access

The Ferris State University eLearning Department is maintaining a list of wifi hotspots around the state that may make it easier for students to stay connected and access their remote courses.

In addition, a recent Federal Communications Commission agreement states that providers will waive late fees, not cutoff service for lack of payment, and open hot spots for increased accessibility to the internet.


Fitness Resources

Ferris State University is offering all students a variety of FREE ways to stay active and work out from home:

  • Down Dog AppDownload the Down Dog App for yoga, barre, HIIT and 7-minute workouts. Log in with your ferris.edu email address for access.
  • Ferris UREC InstagramFollow @ferrisurec on Instagram for in-home workouts, healthy recipes, eating tips, and additional ways to stay active while practicing social distancing.