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Author: Christine Doucette

New Canvas Gradebook coming Aug. 19

On Monday, Aug. 19, the New Gradebook will be activated in Canvas. The New Gradebook offers a number of enhanced features including:

May 9: Last day to complete the CRM survey

As part of the Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) Plan, an initiative is underway to select a Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) solution to improve the management of student relationships.

The CRM project team identified three vendors to present their product at K-State May 2 and May 8. For dates and locations of the vendor demos, view the vendor demo page. You will need to sign in with your eID and password to view the information.

If you are unable to attend either the vendor demonstrations or the technical reviews, or want to view them again, you can watch the recordings on K-State’s CRM website. You will need to sign in with your eID and password to view the recordings.

You can provide your feedback about the demos through the vendor feedback survey. The survey will be available through 5 p.m. Thursday, May 9. Survey results will be one of the items used in making a final vendor selection and will remain confidential.

To learn more about the CRM initiative, go to ksu.edu/crm.

May 7 webinar: Get started captioning with 3Play Media

3 Play Media logoDo you use online video in your courses? If so, this webinar is for you. Closed captions not only help make your video accessible to those with disabilities, but they also can improve attention, focus and comprehension for all students, adding value and improving the quality of your course materials.

At 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 7, join 3Play Media, a university-approved vendor for transcription and captioning services, for a 30-minute webinar that will highlight the advantages of video captions and how you can use their tools and services to add captions to your videos, including their integration with K-State’s Mediasite video platform. The presentation will be followed by a brief Q&A, so bring your questions! Registration is required.

Save the date: CRM vendor demo sessions scheduled May 2, May 8

As part of the Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) Plan, an initiative is underway to select a university-wide Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) solution that will improve the management of student relationships. The new CRM system will be used to foster collaboration to enhance recruitment, enrollment, and student success.

Listening tours were conducted in March and April to gather feedback on the use of current CRM systems and finalize what criteria must be met when selecting a new solution. After careful consideration, the CRM project team has identified three vendors who meet the needs of K-State. CRM Vendor demonstrations are scheduled for May 2 and May 8.

For the demonstrations, the three vendors will use real-life K-State scenarios that include events and communications. During the presentations, each vendor will demonstrate the functionality of a live system from both a student and staff perspective.

For dates and locations of the vendor demos, view the vendor demo page. You will need to sign in with your eID and password to view the information.

To learn more about the CRM initiative, go to https://www.k-state.edu/crm/.

Final CRM open session April 25 on managing and improving student-university relationships

As part of the Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) Plan, an initiative is underway to select a university-wide Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) solution that will improve the management of student  relationships. The new CRM system will be used to foster collaboration university-wide to enhance recruitment, enrollment, and student success.

To assist the Project Team in reviewing RFP materials and preparing for vendor demonstrations, we want to hear from you. The last open session for anyone who would like to share their feedback is 1:30-3 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in 207 K-State Student Union. If you are unable to attend in person, join the meeting via Zoom: ksu.zoom.us/s/946254621. Continue reading “Final CRM open session April 25 on managing and improving student-university relationships”

Canvas summer and fall 2019 courses have been created

The Automatic Course Creation for summer and fall 2019 is now complete. Course shells (with the exception of 900-level courses) have been created in Canvas. Student rosters will automatically be kept in sync with KSIS, with student drop/adds happening in near real-time. Changes to the course in KSIS will be reflected in the K-State Online course. To have a 900-level course created, contact the IT Help Desk.

Continue reading “Canvas summer and fall 2019 courses have been created”

K-State Mediasite webinar April 15: Getting started with Mediasite Desktop Recorder

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

The webinar series highlights many of the powerful features offered through Mediasite. Faculty will learn how to use Mediasite within Canvas, with the final session demonstrating the Mediasite Desktop Recorder for capturing video from your own computer. Continue reading “K-State Mediasite webinar April 15: Getting started with Mediasite Desktop Recorder”