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Author: Christine Doucette

On-Demand Webinar: Managing Mediasite Content Storage

As this wild spring semester draws to a close, now is an excellent time to evaluate the content you have uploaded to Mediasite and remove presentations you no longer intend to use. A new on-demand Mediasite webinar, Managing Content Storage, will guide you through the process of reviewing a content storage report, archiving presentations into an offline format, and deleting unneeded or archived Mediasite content. Continue reading “On-Demand Webinar: Managing Mediasite Content Storage”

Updated: HRIS and KSIS monthly maintenance scheduled for May 10

Information Technology Services will perform scheduled monthly maintenance on the HRIS and KSIS systems this weekend. The maintenance timeline has changed and will now be from midnight to 3 a.m., Sunday, May 10. The maintenance will keep our systems up-to-date and secure. Both HRIS and KSIS will not be accessible during the maintenance. Once applied, both systems will be brought back up for your use. Thank you to campus for your patience as we work to maintain our IT systems.

Zoom: Maintaining your privacy while sharing your screen

As you continue to learn, teach, or work from home, you may need to share your computer screen with other Zoom meeting participants. Before you click the Share Screen button, protect your privacy by making sure you know exactly what you are sharing.

When you click on the Share Screen button at the bottom of the Zoom window, you can choose to share your full desktop or a specific window or application you have open on your computer. The best practice is to share only that specific window or application. Continue reading “Zoom: Maintaining your privacy while sharing your screen”

HRIS and KSIS monthly maintenance scheduled April 11-12

Information Technology Services will perform scheduled monthly maintenance on the HRIS and KSIS systems from 10 p.m., Saturday, April 11, through 6 a.m., Sunday, April 12. The maintenance will keep our systems up-to-date and secure. Both HRIS and KSIS will not be accessible during the maintenance. Once applied, both systems will be brought back up for your use. Thank you to campus for your patience as we work to maintain our IT systems.

Reminder: Mediasite webinar on presentation analytics April 13

Mediasite logoDuring the spring semester, Information Technology Services is hosting a webinar training series focusing on Mediasite at K-State.

This webinar series highlights many of the power features offered through Mediasite. The final webinar for the spring semester will explain how Mediasite’s built-in presentation analytics provides valuable insight into the effectiveness of one’s Mediasite content. You can participate in the 30-minute webinar at 10 a.m. Monday, April 13, via Zoom: https://ksu.zoom.us/j/654435549 Continue reading “Reminder: Mediasite webinar on presentation analytics April 13”

ImageNow: Keeping our confidential and proprietary data secure

As we continue to learn, teach, and work remotely, we all need to do our part to keep confidential or proprietary data secure by adhering to K-State’s Data Classification and Security Policy. ImageNow users need to follow the remote work guidelines. Continue reading “ImageNow: Keeping our confidential and proprietary data secure”

Who is listening to your conversations through your smart devices?

While we continue to work and learn from home, it’s important to remember that your “private” conversations may not be so private. We’ve been warned about hackers taking control of cameras on your computer screen, that is still a concern, but hackers are also listening to you via your smart devices. The device itself might not be recording your conversation, but a hacker could be.

As people continue to work from remote locations during the COVID-19 crisis, there has been a significant spike in cybercrime. Hackers know you are home, so they are listening. They could be listening through your smartphones, computers, laptops, tablets, smart TVs, Amazon Alexa, and Echo devices. Or even Google Home, Facebook, thermostats, lights, any third-party apps using the microphone feature, AirPods and AirBuds, and most newer cars. The list goes on and on. Continue reading “Who is listening to your conversations through your smart devices?”

Only use the VPN when necessary

Monday, March 23, K-State will start a new chapter with classes taught remotely for the remainder of the semester. Information Technology Services (ITS) has been working behind the scenes to make sure our systems and services are ready.

We are reminding K-Staters about when to use the Virtual Private Networking (VPN) to access protected, proprietary, and confidential data and campus resources in a secure manner.

Because the VPN connection is shared with all K-Staters, the VPN should only be used when necessary. Disconnect from the VPN when access to protected resources is no longer needed. Remember closing your browser is not enough; you need to actively disconnect from the VPN.

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K-State software licenses page is being updated

As we continue to navigate our way through teaching, learning, and working remotely, the information on K-State’s Software Licenses webpage will be updated with new information about the use of software on your K-State computer or your personal computer. Many of our software vendors are offering free access to their products through the end of the semester.

The page will continue to be updated throughout the semester. Need help? For self-help, view the IT Knowledge Base articles. Need more help, contact the IT Help Desk 785-532-7722 or your local IT support staff.

Reminder: Webinar on downloading Mediasite content March 23

Mediasite logoDuring the spring semester, Information Technology Services is hosting a webinar training series focusing on Mediasite at K-State.

This webinar series highlights many of the power features offered through Mediasite. On Mar. 23, faculty will discover how to download their Mediasite presentations and optionally allow students to download content, too. The final spring webinar on Apr. 13 will explain how Mediasite’s built-in presentation analytics offers valuable insight into the effectiveness of one’s Mediasite content.

The 2020 spring semester schedule includes:

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