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KSIS Training sessions for spring 2016 available

KSIS training dates and times are now available for spring 2016.  Instructor-led training is ksis training for spring 2016available for faculty, academic advisors, and staff at no charge. However, registration through HRIS is required. See Using HRIS to register for classes.

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K-State Online: Maintenance requires re-link to Zoom

by Information Technology Services

Zoom maintenance was conducted on Wednesday, Sept. 16, to fix problems experienced by many users this semester when using Zoom videoconferencing through K-State Online. A fix was applied to the Zoom tool within K-State Online that will resolve this issue. Instructors will need to re-link Zoom in their courses.

The fix removed the current Zoom link that was in the  course navigation. Only the link was removed; no changes were made to any archived or scheduled sessions. Continue reading “K-State Online: Maintenance requires re-link to Zoom”

5 free IT resources to start your semester

by Information Technology Services

Welcome, new and returning K-Staters!  Information Technology Services (ITS) provides a variety of resources and services for free. Use these first five to kick-start your semester:Free IT resources

  1. Get a free copy of Microsoft Office for personal use on up to 5 PCs or Macs, 5 tablets, and 5 phones.  See the installation instructions for Mac, for Windows, and for mobile devices.
  2. Connect your mobile devices to K-State’s wireless network.
  3. Install free Trend Micro Antivirus software (required for all computers connecting to K-State’s network).
  4. Subscribe to the K-State IT News blog to get the latest IT happenings.  Use “Subscribe by Email” in the right sidebar.
  5. Connect with the IT Help Desk on Twitter and Facebook.

More IT resources for K-Staters are on the Welcome to IT at K-State website. Send questions to the IT Help Desk, helpdesk@k-state.edu, 785-532-7722. You can also search the IT Knowledge Base.

“Driving Change–Steering into the Future of Ed Tech” SIDLIT Conference July 30 – 31

Colleague 2 Colleague, a non-profit regional professional organization, is hosting the 16th annual Summer Institute on Distance Learning and Instructional Technology (SIDLIT) Thurs. and Fri., July 30 – 31, 2015, at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas.

Keynote on Next-Gen LMSes


Dr. Ali Jafari, Professor of Engineering and Technology and Director of CyberLab at Indiana University, will be the 2015 keynote speaker.  He will be speaking on “Next Generation of Learning Management Systems: Social, Global, and Engaging”.

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KSIS: Processing Minors session offered April 14

A “Processing Minors” training session is now available for K-State employees who approve minors for students who are graduating.  The training session is 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 14, in 9 Fairchild Hall.

Registration through HRIS is required. For more information, see the article Using HRIS to register for classes.

If you are unable to attend a session for Processing Minors, please contact Fred Darkow at 785-532-3138 or fdarkow@k-state.edu to discuss training availability.

Zoom is now available in Connect personalized dashboards

by Information Technology Services

Using Zoom, K-State’s audio/video conferencing service, is now easier than ever before. Zoom is now available when you sign in to Connect, your personalized dashboard for K-State services. Continue reading “Zoom is now available in Connect personalized dashboards”

Information Technology Services updating K-State sign-in

SecureAuth status screen
SecureAuth status screen

On Dec. 22, Information Technology Services will be making changes to the authentication system that K-Staters use to access some IT resources. When accessing Webmail, K-Staters will see a new progress screen that shows the Kansas State University wordmark and a spinning wheel.

The new authentication step is necessary to bring IT systems online, such as Microsoft’s OneDrive and Office for home and personal use.

Zoom audio/video conferencing upgraded to work with Single Sign-On

The K-State Zoom audio/video conferencing service has been upgraded to work with the university’s Single Sign-On service, which allows K-Staters to use their eID/password to sign in.  Instructions for how to sign in can be found in the Accessing Zoom article.  You can access Zoom by using the Web, the Zoom app download, or a link on your K-State Connect page. Please use Single Sign-On from now on.

Attention: Previous K-State Zoom accounts will be deactivated on Feb. 16, 2015. 

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Phone repairs Nov. 7 will impact 10 buildings on campus

Starting after 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7, and through the weekend, 10 buildings on the south end of the K-State Manhattan campus will experience intermittent phone outages as Network and Telecommunications Services and AT&T’s splicing crew replace a central phone cable underground.  Continue reading “Phone repairs Nov. 7 will impact 10 buildings on campus”

K-State Online: Vote on new Canvas features

by Information Technology Services

One of the benefits of K-State Online powered by Canvas is the ability to participate in the growth of Canvas. As a user, you can vote on new features or changes being made in Canvas in the community forums. Continue reading “K-State Online: Vote on new Canvas features”