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K-State Online December updates

by Information Technology ServicesK-State Online Info graphic

Updates to Canvas were released on Dec. 9. 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 December 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 December updates”

Faculty, showcase your work with an ePortfolio

by Information Technology Services

Do you have a paper or a research project you’re really proud of? Do you want to reflect on experiences or courses you’ve created with your peers and colleagues? You can easily showcase your work by creating an ePortfolio in K-State Online. Continue reading “Faculty, showcase your work with an ePortfolio”

Students, showcase your work with an ePortfolio

by Information Technology Services

Do you have a paper or a project you’re really proud of? Do you want to share it with your friends, family, or maybe even a future employer? You can easily showcase your work by creating an ePortfolio in K-State Online. Continue reading “Students, showcase your work with an ePortfolio”

Copy final grades from K-State Online to KSIS

KSIS

by Information Technology Services

Instructors can copy their final grades from K-State Online to KSIS with the Copy Grades to KSIS tool located in the left-hand navigation of each course in K-State Online. Grades for the fall 2017 term are due by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, for term courses with final exams given Monday-Friday, Dec. 11–15. Continue reading “Copy final grades from K-State Online to KSIS”

Reminder: K-State Online Classic and Pro move offline Dec. 15

KSOL InfoTime is running out. K-State Online Classic and K-State Pro will be moved permanently offline Dec. 15.

Instructors, now is the time to archive any Classic or Pro content you want to keep.  Submit a request form if you need to access and archive your old data.

Class rosters and final grades do not need to be archived from Classic because they reside permanently as records in the KSIS student information system.

After Dec. 15, you can still submit a form to retrieve your old data, but instead of a few days, it may take several weeks to retrieve any data.

If you have questions regarding the K-State Online Classic retirement, contact the IT Help Desk, phone 785-532-7722 (toll-free 800-865-6143) or email helpdesk@k-state.edu.

Office 365 App Launcher Updated

Microsoft released an update to the Office 365 App Launcher. The updated App Launcher provides a condensed view of apps and documents recently used.

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Your email, calendar, and tasks tiles have been merged into the Outlook tile. Calendar and Tasks are accessed from the switcher which is located at the bottom of the left navigation pane in the Outlook on the Web App.

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You can add any tiles such as Calendar or Tasks to the App Launcher.

  1. Open your App Launcher.
  2. Click the All Apps link.
  3. Mouse over the app you want to pin to your App Launcher, click the three dots, and then click Pin to Launcher.
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if you have any questions, contact the IT Help Desk (helpdesk@ksu.edu).

 

Mediasite unavailable during Jan. 8 upgrade

by Information Technology ServicesImage of Mediasite upgrade

Mediasite, the university’s centrally hosted video and rich content management platform, will undergo a software upgrade 9 a.m. until approximately 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. Mediasite will be unavailable during this time.

Once the upgrade is complete, the MyMediasite portal for faculty/staff will sport a new and improved layout featuring:

  • Responsive design, better suited for a growing variety of end-user devices and screen sizes
  • Better visibility of MyMediasite controls and options
  • Enhanced sharing tools
  • Improved search capabilities

The new MyMediasite portal allows you to more easily browse your Mediasite user channels and shared folders. You can select frequently accessed folders to appear in a list of favorites, similar to the way you can star favorite courses in Canvas.

Updated help documentation, video tutorials, and other training opportunities will be available shortly after the new portal debuts. In-person training options will be announced in early January.

K-State employees can submit leave requests through Connect

Submit Leave Request buttonSubmitting leave requests just got a little bit easier for K-State employees. Leave requests can be sent to more than one email address when submitted through Connect, the university’s interactive dashboard of commonly used K-State services.

To submit your leave from Connect:

  1. In the upper-right corner of the K-State website, click Sign in.
  2. Choose Connect and sign in with your eID.
  3. Find the HRIS widget and click Submit a Leave Request at bottom.
  4. Fill in the dates, times, and other required information.
  5. In the Supervisor’s Email Address and optional Timekeeper’s Email Address fields, enter as many email addresses as needed, separated by a comma. For example: willie@k-state.edu,wildcat@k-state.edu
  6. Click Submit the Request.

You can still submit leave requests from K-State’s Human Capital Services website or through HRIS. If you have trouble submitting a leave request, contact the IT Help Desk.

Software requests due Dec. 1 for computing labs, InfoCommons for fall 2018

The Information Technology Assistance Center is currently taking requests for software additions on the computers in the centrally supported technology classrooms, the K-State InfoCommons and the university computing labs (1 Dickens Hall, 001 Seaton Hall and the K-State Union Computing lab). The deadline for software requests is Dec. 1.

Software requested must be free to use, or the requesting department must provide the licensing. When a department provides the licensing, iTAC will work with the department to determine the number of licenses needed and monitor compliance. The list of software in the technology classrooms is available from http://www.k-state.edu/its/classrooms/software/index.html . The current list of software in the computer labs is at k-state.edu/its/labs/software.html.

If you have any software you would like added or have questions, contact Kevin Shippy, kshippy@k-state.edu, 785-532-3343.

K-State Online November updates

by Information Technology ServicesK-State Online Info graphic

Updates to Canvas were released on Nov. 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 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”