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Update your Zoom desktop client to avoid vulnerability

K-Staters need to ensure they are running the latest update of the Zoom desktop client to avoid a vulnerability that allows a remote attacker to take control of  meetings. This affects Zoom clients for MacOS, Linux, and Windows. Zoom has released an update for MacOS and Windows.

To update Zoom, open your Zoom desktop client and click Update Now when prompted.

Zoom update

See Tenable TechBlog’s article, Remotely Highjacking Zoom Clients, for more information regarding the vulnerability. If you have any questions, contact the IT Help Desk (helpdesk@ksu.edu or 785-532-7722).

Video captioning and transcription webinar Dec. 4

by Information Technology Services

Do you use online video in your courses? If so, this webinar is for you. Closed captions not only help make your video accessible to those with disabilities, but they also can improve attention, focus and comprehension for all students, adding value and improving the quality of your course materials.

At 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, join cielo24, a university-approved vendor for transcription and captioning services, for a 45-minute webinar that will highlight the advantages of video captions and how you can use their tools and services to add captions to your videos, including their integration with K-State’s Mediasite video platform. The presentation will be followed by a brief Q&A, so bring your questions! Registration is required.

Grade submission deadline for fall 2018

By Monty Nielsen

Grades for the fall 2018 term are due by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18 for term courses with final exams given Monday, Dec. 10 – Friday, Dec. 14.

Grade submission deadline

Grade rosters will be available in KSIS for grade entry after 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7.

Students will be able to view grades for regular courses in KSIS starting after 8 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19.

See the Final Grade Submission Information – Fall 2018 page for more information about grade submission deadlines.

Dec. 7: Advanced NVivo 12 Plus

“Advanced NVivo 12 Plus” is a follow-up presentation from the “Introduction to NVivo 12 Plus” offered earlier this term. This training will be held 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, in 306 Calvin Hall.

Continue reading “Dec. 7: Advanced NVivo 12 Plus”

Nov. 28: Introduction to Qualtrics training

Qualtrics surveys can be used for event registrations, satisfaction surveys, online forms, academic research, training, and more. Join us for an Introduction to Qualtrics training session from 1:30-3:30 p.m., Wed., Nov. 28, in 306 Calvin Hall. All students, faculty, and staff who use this research suite are welcome to attend. No registration required.

Topics to be covered:

  • Create and manage surveys
  • Customize the look and feel
  • Collaborate with others
  • Use block options and survey flow
  • Use display and skip logic
  • Distribute a survey
  • Run and analyze reports

Graduate and undergraduate students must work with an advisor/supervisor for access to Qualtrics using this request form.

K-State Online November updates

by Information Technology ServicesK-State Online Info graphic

Updates to Canvas were released on Nov. 17. Canvas operates on a monthly release cycle, with features added or updated every three weeks.

To see all the new features and fixed bugs, view the complete November Release Notes. In addition to the Canvas release, Information Technology Services releases updates to services and integrations with K-State Online through the month as necessary. Continue reading “K-State Online November updates”

K-State Online: Spring 2019 courses have been created

by Information Technology Servicesk-state-online-course-creation

The Automatic Course Creation for spring 2019 is now complete. Course shells (with the exception of 900-level courses) have been created in K-State Online. Student rosters will automatically be kept in sync with KSIS, with student drop/adds happening in near real-time. Changes to the course in KSIS will be reflected in the K-State Online course. To have a 900-level course created, contact the IT Help Desk.

Continue reading “K-State Online: Spring 2019 courses have been created”

Nov. 16: Tapping Social Media with NCapture and NVivo 12 Plus

“Tapping Social Media Data with NCapture and NVivo 12 Plus” will be offered 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, in 306 Calvin Hall (a computer lab). This presentation provides an overview of the NCapture browser add-on (to Google Chrome and Microsoft IE) as a tool for extracting information from social media platforms and will explore how the extracted data is analyzed using NVivo 12 Plus, a qualitative and mixed methods data analysis tool. (The NVivo for Mac now enables this functionality as well.)

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Nov. 8: Cybersecurity Awareness training reminder

An email invitation for Cybersecurity Awareness training was sent to faculty and staff on Oct. 4. On Nov. 8, a reminder will be sent to those who haven’t completed the training.  This annual training, required by state statute, introduces basic computer security concepts and good security practices and takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.


Each person receives a unique link for the training and the link shouldn’t be shared with others. Also, it is best to set enough time aside to complete the training in one setting. Some have ran into problems when trying to return to complete a partially completed survey.

If you haven’t completed the training and you didn’t receive a reminder, check in the Junk folder and the Other folder (at the top of the inbox if using Outlook on the Web). If you still don’t see a reminder, contact the IT Help Desk (helpdesk@ksu.edu) and we will troubleshoot.

Once the training has been completed, it will be added to your training summary in HRIS.

Grad students and advisers: ETDR walk-in help sessions Nov. 6-16

The fall semester deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16 for submitting ETDRs (electronic theses, dissertations, and reports) to the Graduate School.  All ETDRs must be submitted as PDFs through the K-REx repository system.  Use the resources below to help finish by the deadline.

Walk-in ETDR help sessions Nov. 6-16

  • Nov. 6 (Tue) — 5-7 p.m.
  • Nov. 7 (Wed) — 4-6 p.m.
  • Nov. 9 (Fri) — 3-5 p.m.
  • Nov. 13 (Tue) — 5-7 p.m.
  • Nov. 15 (Thu) — 5-7 p.m.
  • Nov. 16 (Fri) — 1-5 p.m.

All sessions are in the Media Center in Seaton Hall, Room 1 (basement level). The center has Windows and Mac computers, scanners, Microsoft Office suite, and Acrobat Pro software to fix problems with PDF conversion.  Continue reading “Grad students and advisers: ETDR walk-in help sessions Nov. 6-16”