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K-State Online updates in July

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Updates to Canvas were released on July 16. 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 July 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 updates in July”

Grad students: Summer ETDR walk-in clinics offer thesis, dissertation help

Graduate students who need faster help formatting their theses and dissertations can get it at the Electronic Theses, Dissertations, and Reports walk-in clinics scheduled over the next four weeks:

  • Thursday, July 14, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 401B Hale Library
  • Thursday, July 21, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 401B Hale Library
  • Thursday, July 28, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 401B Hale Library
  • Wednesday, Aug. 3, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 401B Hale Library

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Resource 25 and Salina General Ledger available

Resource25 and Salina General Ledger applications were back online by midday Monday, July 11. The outage was due to disk drive failures.  ITS worked through the weekend to troubleshoot and restore these systems.

An announcement in Monday morning’s K-State Today reported that DARS is scheduled for an upgrade and would be unavailable July 18 and 19. Because DARS was one of the applications that was offline last week, ITS decided to move forward with the upgrade and move to the converged infrastructure. DARS will continue to be offline. Our goal is to restore DARS to full service by July 13.

ITS staff appreciates the patience of campus while we worked with our vendor partners to troubleshoot and restore these important systems. The status of IT resources are posted on the ITS Status page.

Mediasite on-campus server migration is complete

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During the month of June, Mediasite services and content were migrated from the cloud-hosted provider to on-campus servers as part of the Converged Infrastructure initiative. Faculty and staff who use Mediasite need to perform the post-migration steps to ensure their content and tools are working properly.

The MyMediasite tool has been updated in K-State Online, so instructors can continue to add video to their courses as usual. However, if you have previously downloaded and installed the Mediasite Desktop Recorder, you will need to update the program’s settings to direct the tool to the new on-campus servers.

Webmasters and others responsible for their website’s content should update their Mediasite links and embedded videos as soon as possible. Simply change “kansasstate.mediasite.com” to “mediasite.k-state.edu” in your link or embed code. Links to the old Mediasite system will continue to function for a limited time.

Mediasite by Sonic Foundry is Kansas State University’s choice solution for capturing, managing and delivering instructional, rich media content across the web and in K-State Online. With more than 770,000 content views, Mediasite empowers the university to incorporate video, slides and audio into the learning environment. To learn more, visit K-State’s Mediasite website.

New K-State Mobile app released

 

A new K-State Mobile app is available for download from the App Store or K-State Mobile appPlay Store. The app is designed to help manage life at K-State and connect to the campus scene. Features include on-the-go people and departmental directories, transportation information, interactive map, K-State Connect and more.

Users can select from four personas at the bottom of the app: Student, Future Student, Faculty/Staff or Family & Friends with varying content for each group.

The app will continue to evolve over the next several months with plans to mobilize some KSIS features, K-State Online, dining center hours and menus, parking garage availability and more. Plans for the app also include specific content for the Olathe and Polytechnic campuses. Please send suggestions for content and features to mobile@ksu.edu.

K-State Online: Walk-in help sessions scheduled for July and August

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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 July and August. Continue reading “K-State Online: Walk-in help sessions scheduled for July and August”

Introducing Virtual Desktops at K-State

This spring the Instructional Technology team within iTAC has been hard at work on our newest innovation for campus, Virtual Desktops powered by Citrix XenDesktop and the Liquidware Labs Essentials Suite.  Through this initiative we will be providing a full Windows 10 desktop environment with all the apps that our users have come to expect, but with more granularity, control, and agility for administrators than ever before.

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What Are Virtual Desktops?

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is a shift in Liquidware Labsend-user computing back to the way things were done in the 1970’s and 80’s with mainframes and terminals. Continue reading “Introducing Virtual Desktops at K-State”

K-State Online: Walk-in help session cancelled on June 22

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The K-State Online walk–in help session scheduled for Wednesday, June 22, has been cancelled. The air conditioning in various parts of Hale Library will be shutting down June 20-June 24 to rewire the control panel for the chilled water expansion. Due to the elevated temperatures in the building, the K-State Online walk-in help session has been cancelled.
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K-State Online June updates

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Updates to Canvas were released on June 4. 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 June 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 June updates”

Required IT security awareness training – You are K-State’s Best Defense

Our best defense to combat on-going threats to your personal information is you. Information Security and Compliance has released online security awareness training that all K-State faculty, staff and student employees are required to complete. The training introduces basic computer security concepts and good security practices and takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.

IT Security Awareness training

To access the training:

  1. Go to www.ksu.edu/its/security.
  2. On the left menu, click Security Training.
  3. Sign in with your eID and eID password.

Once you complete the training, your personnel record in HRIS will be updated within 24 hours. It will be listed under the Training Summary as IT Security Awareness (2016), with the course code WIT017.

For questions about your training record, please contact Samantha Roberts in Human Capital Services-Learning and Development at learning-develop-hr@ksu.edu or 532-1920. If you have questions about the security awareness training, contact the IT Help Desk at helpdesk@k-state.edu or 532-7722.