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Oct. 30: Tapping Social Media with NCapture and NVivo

“Tapping Social Media Data with NCapture and NVivo” will be offered 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, on Zoom. This presentation provides an overview of the NCapture browser add-on (to Google Chrome and Microsoft IE) as a tool for extracting information from social media platforms and will explore how the extracted data is analyzed using NVivo 12 Plus / NVivo, a qualitative and mixed methods data analysis tool. (The NVivo for Mac now enables this functionality as well.)

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Oct. 26: Getting Started w/ ETDR Templates

""Are you a master’s or doctoral student? If so, it is likely that you will be conducting research as part of your studies. At some point, you may be writing a thesis, report, or dissertation to record your work to share with the profession and the world. K-State has made available templates (in MS Word and LaTeX) for students to use, in order to ensure that they include all required information in the proper formatting. “Getting Started with ETDR Templates” is an online training on Zoom from 1-2:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 26.  

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Oct. 23: Exploring the Advanced Features of Qualtrics

“Exploring Advanced Features of Qualtrics” is scheduled 1:30–3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, online on Zoom. All students, faculty, and staff who use this research suite are welcome to attend.

The Qualtrics tool that powers K-State Survey is one of the most sophisticated online survey and research tools on the market. At K-State, it is used for research, teaching assessment, event registration, large-scale policy compliance trainings, late TEVAL evaluations, and more. There is also an integration from Qualtrics to NVivo for direct access to online survey data for qualitative and mixed methods analysis.


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Oct. 16: Intro to NVivo

NVIVOAn “Intro to NVivo” training is scheduled from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, for all faculty, graduate students, and staff who may be using this qualitative (and mixed methods, multimethods) data analysis tool. This session will occur on Zoom.

This presentation, which covers NVivo 12 Plus / NVivo (newest) basics, will address the following:

  • The basic parts of the NVivo 12 Plus interface
  • How to start and structure a research project (including a team project)
  • How to set up a project around a base language (Chinese/PRC, English/US, English/UK, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese/Brazil, and Spanish
  • How to ingest various multimedia file types (and curate heterogeneous and semi-structured digital data and digitized contents)
  • How to ingest some social media contents
  • How to begin manual and/or automated coding various media file types
  • How to run data queries in the tool and analyze resulting data visualizations (word clouds, word trees, matrices, geographical maps, bar charts, and others)
  • How to back up the .nvp / .nvpx project file

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Master Extract Reporting in KSIS offered bi-weekly in Fall 2020

Master Extract Reporting in KSIS Training Fall 2020Training sessions for Master Extract Reporting in KSIS for fall 2020 are now available. The monthly sessions are only for staff who have been granted the Master Extract Reporting permission. The training schedule is set for one session each month.

You must have permissions set up for Master Extract Reporting in KSIS before you can take this class.

All sessions are scheduled as a Zoom virtual meeting.  Sessions will be held on:

  • Friday, Oct. 9, 10 – 11 a.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 21, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 2, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov 17, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Registration through HRIS is required. See Using HRIS to register for classes.

If the offered sessions do not fit your schedule, please contact the KSIS training coordinator, Fred Darkow, at fdarkow@k-state.edu to request additional classes. Attendees will be notified if a session is canceled and will be asked to register for an alternative training session.

Reminder: HRIS and KSIS maintenance scheduled for Oct. 11

HRIS, KSIS, and DARS will be unavailable from midnight – 4 a.m., Sunday, October 11. Maintenance will be performed on the Oracle PeopleSoft systems. This maintenance will keep the system secure and up to date. Once applied, the systems will be brought back up for your use. Thank you for your patience as we work to maintain our IT systems.

Oct. 14: Apps Parents Should Know About in 2020 presentation

According to the “2019 Common Sense Census: Media Use by Tweens and Teens” more than half of U.S. children now own a smartphone by the age of  11. And on average, teenagers spend 7 hours, 22 minutes per day with screen media, not counting schoolwork or homework. Do you know what your kids are doing online? Do you know what apps they are using and the potential risks of using those apps?

Apps parents should know about in 2020

Join the “Apps Parents Should Know About in 2020” presentation from 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14 to learn more about social media that our children are using and the pros and cons of these applications. Officer John Calvert, Director of Safe and Secure Schools Unit with the Kansas Department of Education will share his insight on keeping our children safe online.

Registration is required. Zoom information will be sent in a confirmation email.

Cosponsored by Division of Information Technology, Kansas State University and the Director of Technology, USD 383 as part of Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

Zoom: Security changes

On Monday, September 27, Zoom was scheduled to enhance security measures by requiring all meetings to have a passcode, or a waiting room enabled.

After hearing from K-State and other Zoom customers, a decision has been made by Zoom to no longer enforce this security requirement at this time. Instead, IT staff from all K-State campuses will meet to discuss our security needs and determine the best course of action. Continue reading “Zoom: Security changes”

Oct. 7: Introduction to Qualtrics training

Intro to Qualtrics TrainingQualtrics surveys can be used for event registrations, satisfaction surveys, online forms, academic research, training, and more. Join us for an Introduction to Qualtrics training session from 3-4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, via Zoom. All students, faculty, and staff who use this research suite are welcome to attend.

Topics to be covered:

  • Create and manage surveys
  • Customize the look and feel
  • Collaborate with others
  • Use display and skip logic
  • Distribute a survey
  • Run and analyze reports

Graduate and undergraduate students must work with an advisor/supervisor for access to Qualtrics using this request form.

Registration through HRIS is required. See Using HRIS to register for classes.