K-State Online Canvas comes with a built-in attendance app called Roll Call. However, many instructors found the app too complicated to use. In response, K-State has developed an alternative attendance app that was released at the beginning of 2017.
The K-State Attendance app has been overwhelmingly accepted and preferred by instructors. During spring 2017, only a couple of courses continued to use Roll Call attendance. Due to the lack of use of Roll Call, a decision has been to permanently retire the feature. Retiring Roll Call will help to declutter the course navigation, and eliminate any confusion of which app to use when taking attendance. Continue reading “K-State Attendance app”→
February 2017 iPad User Group meeting Thursday, Feb. 9 noon- 1 p.m.
106 Bluemont Hall
“Advanced Text Editing on the iPad: Microsoft Word vs. Apple Pages” is this month’s topic. We will do a comparison of the free Microsoft Word and Apple Pages apps. Some people prefer Word and its integration with K-State’s Office 365 suite, and others like Pages because of its integration with iCloud across their Apple devices. Which do you prefer? Come and help us compare the pros and cons of each app.
Among other things, we’ll look at:
Features and user interface
Creating and editing documents
Saving and storage of documents
Sharing and collaboration
Importing and exporting documents between the two apps
A new K-State Mobile app is available for download from the App Store or Play Store. The app is designed to help manage life at K-State and connect to the campus scene. Features include on-the-go people and departmental directories, transportation information, interactive map, K-State Connect and more.
Users can select from four personas at the bottom of the app: Student, Future Student, Faculty/Staff or Family & Friends with varying content for each group.
The app will continue to evolve over the next several months with plans to mobilize some KSIS features, K-State Online, dining center hours and menus, parking garage availability and more. Plans for the app also include specific content for the Olathe and Polytechnic campuses. Please send suggestions for content and features to email@example.com.
“Exploring Social Media with NodeXL Basic” is a two-hour session that introduces some of the social media data extraction and network graphing functionalities of an open-source and freeware tool NodeXL Basic. This event will be 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, April 15, in 401B Hale Library.
Ever wonder what sorts of #hashtagged conversations may be occurring on Twitter and who the discussants are? Curious about the social networks of particular @accounts on Twitter?
Wonder what a public-facing social network looks like on Facebook? A private one?
Intrigued by a related tags network from Flickr? An article network on Wikipedia? A video network on YouTube? A user network on YouTube?
This month, we will be showing tips for troubleshooting frequent iPad problems, and also take a look at two apps for creating mind-maps (visual diagrams): iThoughts and Inspiration Maps. Please come and share any mind-map apps that you might be using.
March 2016 iPad User Group Meeting noon-1 p.m. Thursday, March 10, 2016 21 Bluemont Hall
Today, the new features of Microsoft Office 365 begin rolling out to K-State students and faculty/staff through their webmail accounts. The process will continue throughout the week, until all users have access to the OneDrive file-storage space and Office Online web apps (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote). If you do not see these features in your App Launcher by Monday, March 16, contact the IT Help Desk.
The Qualtrics Offline Mobile App (for iPad, iPhone, and Android tablets and smartphones running Android 4.0 and later) is a new application available for iOS and Android devices, allowing the administration of surveys without an Internet connection. Responses can be collected in the field and uploaded to Qualtrics once there is an Internet connection. Continue reading “Qualtrics Offline Mobile App for iOS and Android devices”→