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Adobe enterprise license renewed for K-State computers

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Add a little color to your courses or a pop to your presentations with Adobe Creative Cloud! Information Technology Services is continuing the Adobe Enterprise license agreement Aug. 1, 2016 through July 31, 2017. Continue reading “Adobe enterprise license renewed for K-State computers”

Sept. 9: Intro to NVivo 11 Plus training

An “Intro to NVivo 11 Plus” training is 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, 401B Hale Library for all faculty, graduate students, and staff who may be using this qualitative (and mixed methods) data analysis tool.


A Screenshot of the NVivo New Project Interface

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K-State Online: Walk-in help sessions scheduled for fall 2016

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Do you have questions about your K-State Online Canvas courses? We have your answers. Bring your laptop and come to the K-State Online walk-in help sessions scheduled for fall 2016. Continue reading “K-State Online: Walk-in help sessions scheduled for fall 2016”

August updates for K-State Online

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Updates to Canvas were released on Aug. 27. Canvas operates on a monthly release cycle through which features are added or updated on the third weekend of the month. To see all the new features and fixed bugs, view the complete August 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 “August updates for K-State Online”

iPhone, iPad emergency security patch iOS 9.3.5 from Apple

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On Thursday, Aug. 25, Apple released an emergency security patch version iOS 9.3.5 after discovering a spyware that lets hackers take full control of any iPhone. The spyware lets hackers spy on your calls and messages.

To download and install iOS 9.3.5 security patch on your iPhone or iPad, go to Settings > General > Software Update > tap “Download and Install”.

For more information about the iOS 9.3.5 security update, visit support.apple.com. K-State Information Technology Services recommends that everyone with an Apple iOS device update to version 9.3.5 as soon as possible.

Mobile printing now available in computer labs

Over the summer, ITS staff implemented the ability to print from mobile devices in the university Print station in Hale Librarycomputing labs, K-State InfoCommons in Hale Library, and the new College of Business building. This will allow patrons to print from both iOS and Android phones and tablets to PaperCut printers located in these areas. Once the job is sent to the printer, it can be released from the print release stations just like a job submitted from a computer. This provides a more convenient way of submitting print jobs without needing to find a computer in the labs or bringing a laptop to campus.


Limited, free laser printing is available to all students, faculty, and staff via their K-State eID and password; $10 is allocated per person each fall and spring semester, and $5 each summer. When those amounts are expended, the funds on your Wildcat Card can be used for pay-for-printing. Unused balances do not carry forward to the next semester.

More information on printing and other services offered in university computing labs can be found on the University computing labs and K-State InfoCommons website. For questions, contact the IT Help Desk at (785)532-7722 or helpdesk@k-state.edu.

Grad students and faculty: Weekly ETDR walk-in clinics for fall 2016

Students who need faster help on thesis and dissertation formatting — and solutions for pesky Microsoft Word problems — can attend walk-in Electronic Theses, Dissertations, and Reports (ETDR) clinics 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. every Tuesday from Aug. 23-Nov. 8.  All sessions are in 301A Hale Library.

The first session is Tuesday, Aug. 23.  Bring a laptop and your lunch.  Leave as soon as your questions are answered, or stay and learn about ETDR resources and how to use Word more efficiently.

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A new interface for Qualtrics

On Tuesday, Aug. 17, K-State transitioned to the new Qualtrics interface which is called the Qualtrics Insight Platform. As part of this update, Qualtrics introduced new features, including a new projects framework, more options for distributing surveys, and an improved way to view responses and results.

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If you have any questions, contact Rebecca Gould (ragou@ksu.edu)

Getting started with Canvas in fall 2016

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Whether you are an experienced K-State Online Canvas user or new to teaching with the LMS, we have compiled some tips and tricks to help you through the semester in the Getting started with Canvas course for instructors. Continue reading “Getting started with Canvas in fall 2016”