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K-State Online November updates

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Updates to Canvas were released on Nov. 19. 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 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”

Video to enhance face-to-face and/or online instruction, presence, and interaction

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Do you want to learn how to use video in different ways to improve instruction, presence, and interaction in both face-to-face and online instruction? Brent Anders, senior electronic media coordinator, recorded a presentation on how video can be created and used to help with instruction of the course content as well as to help establish and increase instructor presence. Continue reading “Video to enhance face-to-face and/or online instruction, presence, and interaction”

Grading in KSIS training sessions now available

Grading in KSIS training is available for faculty and staff who are involved in submitting grades at the end of the fall 2016 term. Training topics include:

  • Transferring grades from Canvas to KSIS
  • Manually entering grades in KSIS
  • Updating grades in KSIS
  • Submitting a Grade Change Request form in KSIS
  • Q&A for grade submission at K-State

Grading in KSIS training
All sessions take place in 9 Fairchild Hall.

  • Mon, Nov. 28, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Tues, Nov. 29, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

To attend, sign up in HRIS (see the sign-up instructions). Walk-in attendees are welcome.

If you are unable to attend a session for Grading in KSIS but would like to receive training, contact Fred Darkow at 785-532-3138 or fdarkow@k-state.edu to discuss availability.

Grad students and advisers: Daily walk-in help sessions to meet ETDR semester deadline Nov. 18

For grad students who plan to submit their thesis or dissertation to the Graduate School’s K-REx system by the semester deadline this week, which is 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, extended walk-in ETDR help sessions are available in the Media Development Center, 213 Hale Library (adjacent to the IT Help Desk):

  • Monday, Nov. 14 — 1-5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 15 — 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 16 — 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 17 — 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 18 — 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Distance students and those not on the K-State-Manhattan campus may schedule Zoom and phone meetings on a first-come, first-served basis by using the ETDR Request Form (K-State eID/password required).

More about ETDR services is on the ETDR website at k-state.edu/grad/etdr.

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. Online security awareness training needs to be completed by all K-State faculty, staff and student employees by December 31. If you have not completed the training, you will receive an invitation in your email. You will have to sign in with your eID and password.
The training introduces basic computer security concepts and good security practices and takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.

IT Security Awareness training

Once you complete the training, your personnel record in HRIS will be updated. 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.

New authentication service for KSU Wireless and KSU Housing in Hale Library

""On Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, Information Technology Services will begin piloting a new authentication service for connectivity to KSU Wireless and KSU Housing in Hale Library. User experience can vary depending on individual device configurations.  For most users, the first time they try to connect to KSU Wireless or KSU Housing, they will be prompted to accept a new SSL certificate for cpradius.net.k-state.edu.  This acceptance is required before the user’s credentials can be passed to the new server for authentication.

If you have any concerns or questions regarding this new procedure or have difficulties connecting to KSU Wireless and KSU Housing while visiting Hale Library, please see an IT Help Desk consultant in Room 214.

KSIS upgrade coming fall 2017

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Information Technology Services is pleased to announce that K-State’s Student Information System (KSIS) will be upgraded to a new release fall 2017. The upgrade represents K-State’s ongoing investment to provide the KSIS user community with the most complete, flexible, and innovative student information system available. Continue reading “KSIS upgrade coming fall 2017”

Nov. 18: Tapping Social Media Data with NCapture and NVivo 11 Plus

Tapping Social Media Data with NCapture and NVivo 11 Plus is 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, in 401B Hale Library. This presentation provides an overview of the NCapture browser add-on (to Chrome and IE) as a tool for extracting information from social media platforms and will explore how the extracted data is analyzed using NVivo 11 Plus, a qualitative and mixed methods data analysis tool. (The NVivo for Mac now enables this functionality as well.)

NVIVO training, 1:30-3:30, Friday, Nov. 18, 401B Hale Library

Continue reading “Nov. 18: Tapping Social Media Data with NCapture and NVivo 11 Plus”

Nov. 5 registration deadline for “Data Science for Social Good” (Nov. 11 – 13)

The first-ever Data Science Hack event at K-State, “Data Science for Social Good,” is Friday-Sunday, Nov. 11-13, at the Engineering Building on the Manhattan campus.  The deadline for registering will be 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 5, 2016.  The event is free.


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Nov. 15: Data analysis and visualization with MATLAB seminar

This event has been canceled. 

Representatives from MathWorks will host a complimentary MATLAB seminar from 10 a.m. – noon, Tuesday, Nov. 15, in 0093 Engineering Hall.  Kansas State University faculty, staff, researchers and students are all welcome to attend.  Register for the seminar. Walk-ins are welcome.

MATLAB is a programming environment for algorithm development, data analysis, visualization, and numerical computation. Using MATLAB, you can solve technical computing problems faster than with traditional programming languages, such as C, C++, and FORTRAN.

During this technical seminar, an overview of MATLAB and an introduction to the powerful statistical analysis and visualization capabilities available in MATLAB will be provided.

Highlights include:

  • Accessing data from files, spread sheets and other sources
  • Performing statistical analysis, curve and surface fitting routines
  • Developing algorithms and applications to automate your workflow
  • Generating reports in HTML and other file formats to share your work
  • Building graphical applications and deploying your work

If you have any questions, contact Tom McHugh (tom.mchugh@Mathworks.com)