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Information Technology Services testing working remotely

Over the past several weeks, K-State has been preparing for how we might respond to the spread of the Coronavirus.  Circumstances might require staff to work remotely.

To prepare for this possibility, Information Technology Services (ITS) is testing a remote work scenario this week. The goal is to ensure that our technology resources and documentation are ready and available if students, faculty, and staff need to work and access K-State resources remotely.

One of the most frequent questions to ITS, “Is there available bandwidth to conduct classes online?” The answer is yes, however be aware numerous devices using your connection to an internet service provider all compete for the same bandwidth, which may slow your connectivity to K-State resources. Also, ITS has verified that Canvas, Zoom, Mediasite, Office 365 and other key resources will scale to meet the demand.

ITS will share best practices and tools for working in remote locations on the university’s COVID-19 update page.