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KSIS Class Scheduler training available for spring 2017

KSIS Class Scheduler training is now available. Sessions are designed for employees new to the Class Scheduler process as well as refreshers for employees who have previously updated class schedules.

KSIS Class Scheduler training

Topics include:

  • Printing the Class Schedule report
  • Updating room locations
  • Updating instructors
  • Updating the section status
  • Other course related details

All sessions are held in 306 Calvin Hall.  The dates and times for the Class Scheduler sessions are:

New Class Scheduler

  • 10:30 a.m. – noon, Wednesday, March 1
  • 1:30-3 p.m., Friday, March 3

Class Scheduler Refresher

  • 10:30 a.m.-noon, Monday, March 6
  • 1:30-3 p.m., Tuesday, March 7

Registration through HRIS is required. See Using HRIS to register for classes. If the current dates and times do not match your schedule, contact Fred Darkow at 532-3138 or fdarkow@ksu.edu for more options.

K-State Online February updates

by Information Technology ServicesK-State Online Info graphic

Updates to Canvas were released on Feb. 18. 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 February 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 February updates”

Learn what it takes to refuse the phishing bait!

Cybercriminals know the best strategies for gaining access to your sensitive data. According to IBM’s 2014 Cyber Security Intelligence Index, human error is a factor in 95 percent of security incidents.

A few K-State stats:

  • In January 2016, there were 60 phishing scams reported resulting in 9 compromised accounts. A compromised account means hackers were successful in getting a K-Stater to give up their eID and password.
  • In January 2017, there were 355 phishing scams reported resulting in 313 compromised accounts!

What does this tell us?

You are the first line of defense in protecting your personal identity information. The numbers of phishing scams are going to continue to increase and the best defense is you!

Learn how to identify phishing scams and don’t give your credentials up to these criminals.

How to identify phishing emails

Continue reading “Learn what it takes to refuse the phishing bait!”

Connecting to the correct wireless network

K-State provides wireless network services for university students, faculty, staff, and guests. The three primary wireless networks are:

  • KSU Wireless — for current K-State faculty, staff, and students not living in K-State residence halls or Jardine Apartments.
  • KSU Housing — for current residents of K-State residence halls and Jardine Apartments.
  • KSU Guest — For temporary visitors to campus. This wireless network has no security.

Save the KSU guest wifi

There has been a surge in the connections to the KSU Guest wireless network causing an overload with that connection. Your devices are probably automatically connecting to KSU Guest without you realizing it.

How can you help?

Configure your device to forget the KSU Guest wireless network. After you forget the KSU Guest wireless network, your device will not automatically connect to it.

See the K-State Knowledge Base article “Forget a wireless network connection” for instructions on how to forget a network on your specific device.

In addition, if you have Windows 10, turn off Wi-Fi Sense which automatically connects to open WiFi access points.

If you have any questions, contact the IT Help Desk, helpdesk@k-state.edu, 532-7722.

Feb 24: Advanced NVivo 11 Plus training

“Advanced NVivo 11 Plus” is a follow-up presentation from the “Introduction to NVivo 11 Plus” offered earlier this month. This training will be held 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, in 401B Hale Library.

Advanced NVivo training

Continue reading “Feb 24: Advanced NVivo 11 Plus training”

iPad User Group meeting Feb. 9 to compare Microsoft Word and Apple Pages apps

iPad logo, purple and black

by Mary Hammel

February 2017
iPad User Group meeting
Thursday, Feb. 9
noon- 1 p.m.
106 Bluemont Hall

“Advanced Text Editing on the iPad: Microsoft Word vs. Apple Pages” is this month’s topic. We will do a comparison of the free Microsoft Word and Apple Pages apps. Some people prefer Word and its integration with K-State’s Office 365 suite, and others like Pages because of its integration with iCloud across their Apple devices. Which do you prefer? Come and help us compare the pros and cons of each app.

Among other things, we’ll look at:

  • Features and user interface
  • Creating and editing documents
  • Saving and storage of documents
  • Sharing and collaboration
  • Importing and exporting documents between the two apps

As always, you are welcome to bring your lunch.

Can’t make our meetings? Our meeting archives are located at coe.k-state.edu/ipad-user-group/archives.html

Money Tips: Stretching your dollar, free Salt financial tool & public service loan forgiveness

Jodi Kaus, director of K-State’s Powercat Financial, will provide the following money tips & answer your questions about:

  • Ways to stretch your dollar
  • Qualifications for the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness program
  • Free online Salt financial tool

The session is 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m., Thursday, February 9 via Zoom. Join the session at https://ksu.zoom.us/j/644682117.

Since 2009, Kaus, an expert in financial management, has served as director of the center which provides free financial insight for students by students and recently moved into its new center on the third floor of the Student Union. She has almost 20 years of experience in wealth management and financial planning complimented by a law degree and Certified Trust & Financial Advisor designation.

If you have any questions, contact:

POWERCAT FINANCIAL
302 K-State Student Union, Third Floor
918 N. 17th Street
Manhattan, KS 66506-2800
powercatfinancial@k-state.edu
www.k-state.edu/powercatfinancial
785.532.2889

K-State Online January updates

by Information Technology ServicesK-State Online Info graphic

Updates to Canvas were released on Jan. 28. 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 January 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 January updates”

Master Extract Reporting in KSIS offered monthly in spring 2017

Training sessions for Master Extract Reporting in KSIS for Spring 2017 are now available. The monthly sessions are for staff who have been granted the Master Extract Reporting permission. Previous sessions were limited to one month of a term. To make the training more available for staff members, the schedule is now set for one session each month.

You must have permissions set up for Master Extract Reporting in KSIS before you can take this class.

All sessions are scheduled in 306 Calvin Hall:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 21, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 29, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Monday, April 17, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Registration through HRIS is required. See Using HRIS to register for classes.

If the offered sessions do not fit your schedule, please contact the KSIS training coordinator, Fred Darkow, at fdarkow@k-state.edu to request additional classes. Attendees will be notified if a session is canceled and will be asked to register for an alternative training session.

KSIS Training sessions for spring 2017 available

KSIS training dates and times are now available for spring 2017.  Instructor-led training is available for faculty, academic advisors, and staff at no charge. However, registration through HRIS is required. See Using HRIS to register for classes.

Training for staff and faculty include the following topics:

  • Advising in KSIS
  • Class Scheduler
  • Deans Office Staff
  • Grading in KSIS
  • Master Extract Reporting
  • Processing Minors in KSIS
  • Student Records for Academic Department Staff
  • Student Records for Administrative Department Office Staff

For more information about each topic and the dates and times for training, visit the KSIS Training web page. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Fred Darkow, KSIS Training Coordinator, at fdarkow@ksu.edu or 785-532-3138.