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Sept. 28: Exploring Advanced Features of Qualtrics

“Exploring Advanced Features of Qualtrics” is scheduled 1:30–3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in 306 Calvin Hall (a computer lab). All students, faculty, and staff who use this research suite are welcome to attend.

Exploring Advanced Features of Qualtrics

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K-State Online September updates

by Information Technology ServicesK-State Online Info graphic

Updates to Canvas were released on Sept. 15. 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 September 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 September updates”

Data Center update

As recovery efforts continue in Information Technology Services following the Hale Library fire, a recent external assessment of the Data Center shows that conditions of the equipment and facility continue to deteriorate.

While ITS staff has focused on restoring and recovering services, our efforts are now shifting to planning for an updated information technology infrastructure, which includes the data center, updated enterprise systems, services in the cloud versus on premise, networking and more.

Given the assessment, the timeline to move services from the Data Center to alternative options is now shortened. For example, HRIS was moved to a cloud-based service after the fire and will remain a cloud-based service.

Progress on the Data Center transition will be shared with the K-State community through the ITS recovery website.

 

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 3-5 p.m., Wed., Sept. 19, in 306 Calvin Hall. All students, faculty, and staff who use this research suite are welcome to attend.

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.

Students, manage your day with List View in Canvas

by Information Technology Services

The Dashboard is the first thing you will see when you log into Canvas. The Dashboard helps students see what is happening in all their current courses and can help manage your day.

The List View in Canvas Dashboard displays all course To Do items, to help easily manage tasks across all of your courses. The To Do list contains graded as well as any non-graded items. You can also add and view your own To-Do items in the Dashboard.

List View example

  1. The List View Dashboard defaults to the current date.
  2. To view previous and future dates, scroll up and down the page.
  3. To quickly return to the current day’s To Dos, click the Today button.
  4. To quickly access prior items with new activity, click the New Activity button.

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Top Hat rep on campus Sept. 12; instructors can have individual meetings

by Information Technology Services

A Top Hat representative will be on the Manhattan campus Wednesday, Sept. 12. Instructors who would like to meet with Jay Meloff and discuss using Top Hat for their courses should send Jay an email (jay.meloff@tophat.com) to schedule an individual meeting.
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K-State file-storage options

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Faculty, staff, and researchers create and consume data on a daily basis. Keeping that information safe is vital, which requires good data storage to safely backup the information and to distribute data quickly when required. Continue reading “K-State file-storage options”

K-State Online August updates

by Information Technology ServicesK-State Online Info graphic

Updates to Canvas were released on Aug. 25. 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 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 “K-State Online August updates”

Master Extract Reporting in KSIS offered monthly in Fall 2018

Training sessions for Master Extract Reporting in KSIS for fall 2018 are now available. The monthly sessions are only for staff who have been granted the Master Extract Reporting permission. The training schedule is set for one session each month.

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

All sessions are scheduled in 306 Calvin Hall:

  • Wed., Sept. 5, 10 – 11 a.m.
  • Tues., Oct. 2, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
  • Wed., Nov. 7, 2 – 3 p.m.
  • Tues., Nov 27, 2 – 3 p.m.

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

If the offered sessions does 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.

Training dates now available for Advising in KSIS

Training dates for Advising in KSIS are now available. Sessions focus on the KSU Advisor Center functions. Full-time advisors and faculty advisors are encouraged to attend. Registration through HRIS is required. See Using HRIS to register for classes.

The following Advising in KSIS sessions are provided in 306 Calvin Hall on the Manhattan campus.  The available times are:

  • Tues., Sept. 4, 1:30 – 3 p.m.
  • Wed., Sept. 5, 1:30 – 3 p.m.
  • Thurs., Sept. 13, 3 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Fri., Sept. 14, 1:30 – 3 p.m.

Topics covered during the sessions include, but are not limited to:

  • Advisee information pages
  • Running and viewing a DARS audit
  • Removing advising flags
  • Viewing program/plan history
  • Viewing test scores

For more information on current advising processes, visit the KSIS for advisors web page.  See the KSIS training web page for additional classes.

If the available training sessions do not meet your schedule, please contact Fred Darkow at fdarkow@ksu.edu for further training options.