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Personalized help available for K-State Online

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One-on-one or group help sessions are available for instructors needing assistance with K-State Online. Instructors can schedule an appointment to meet with a K-State Online expert to review their course and answer questions. Continue reading “Personalized help available for K-State Online”

Getting started with Canvas course for students

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K-State Online is a collection of systems and tools that support online teaching and learning at Kansas State University. At the core of K-State Online is the Canvas Learning Management System. Whether you are an experienced K-State Online Canvas user or new to the LMS, we have compiled some tips to help you through the spring 2018 semester in the Getting Started with Canvas course for students. Continue reading “Getting started with Canvas course for students”

Getting started with Canvas updated for spring 2018

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Whether you are an experienced K-State Online Canvas user or new to teaching with the LMS, we have compiled some tips and tricks to help you through the spring 2018 semester in the Getting started with Canvas course for instructors. Continue reading “Getting started with Canvas updated for spring 2018”

K-State Online January updates

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Updates to Canvas were released on Jan. 6. Canvas operates on a monthly release cycle, with features added or updated every three weeks.

To see all the new features and fixed bugs, view the complete January Release Notes. In addition to the Canvas release, Information Technology Services releases updates to services and integrations with K-State Online through the month as necessary. Continue reading “K-State Online January updates”

Grade submission deadline is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19

By Monty Nielsen

Grades for the fall 2017 term are due by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19 for term courses with final exams given Monday, Dec. 11 – Friday, Dec. 15.

Students will be able to view grades for regular courses in KSIS starting after 8 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20.

See the Final Grade Submission Information – Fall 2017 page for more information about grade submission deadlines.

Closed Captions benefit all K-State students

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Closed Captions are beneficial for hearing-impaired students, but did you know that Closed Captions are beneficial for all students? More than 80% of students who utilize closed captioning do not have a hearing disability.*

Students use closed captioning for many reasons including:

  • Improved focus — Some students prefer to view instructional videos with Closed Captions on to help them focus on the content.
  • Retention and recall — Growing research indicates that watching videos with Closed Captions on, increases students’ scores on assessments.
  • Poor audio quality — Closed Captions help when the audio quality is poor and the sound is not loud enough.
  • Second language — Many international students use Closed Captions as a tool to assist in language comprehension and for study review.
  • Speaker clarity — Instructors with thick accents are easier to understand through Closed Captions.
  • Loud and/or quiet environments — When students are in an environment where they cannot turn their speakers on or wear headphones, Closed Captions are a great option.

Instructors who are using Mediasite within K-State Online already have the ability to add Closed Captions to their videos with just a couple of clicks. View the Adding Closed-Captioning guide for step-by-step instructions on uploading your files to Mediasite in K-State Online.

Kansas State University has a contract with third-party vendor Caption Sync who will transcribe your instructional videos for a set fee.

To learn more about recording your lectures with Mediasite and adding Closed Captions, view K-State’s Mediasite website.

If you have questions about how to accommodate a specific student, contact the Student Access Center.

Captions and transcripts should accompany audio and video used to deliver course content to meet the university’s legal requirement to provide equal educational opportunities for all.

*Gernsbacher, M.A. (2015). Video captions benefit everyone. Policy insights from the behavioral and brain sciences. 2(1). 195-202

K-State Online December updates

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Updates to Canvas were released on Dec. 9. Canvas operates on a monthly release cycle, with features added or updated every three weeks.

To see all the new features and fixed bugs, view the complete December Release Notes. In addition to the Canvas release, Information Technology Services releases updates to services and integrations with K-State Online through the month as necessary. Continue reading “K-State Online December updates”

Faculty, showcase your work with an ePortfolio

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Do you have a paper or a research project you’re really proud of? Do you want to reflect on experiences or courses you’ve created with your peers and colleagues? You can easily showcase your work by creating an ePortfolio in K-State Online. Continue reading “Faculty, showcase your work with an ePortfolio”

Students, showcase your work with an ePortfolio

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Do you have a paper or a project you’re really proud of? Do you want to share it with your friends, family, or maybe even a future employer? You can easily showcase your work by creating an ePortfolio in K-State Online. Continue reading “Students, showcase your work with an ePortfolio”

Copy final grades from K-State Online to KSIS

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Instructors can copy their final grades from K-State Online to KSIS with the Copy Grades to KSIS tool located in the left-hand navigation of each course in K-State Online. Grades for the fall 2017 term are due by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, for term courses with final exams given Monday-Friday, Dec. 11–15. Continue reading “Copy final grades from K-State Online to KSIS”