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Customizable KSIS homepage coming this fall

by Information Technology Services

As previously announced, K-State’s Student Information System (KSIS) is being upgraded to a new version. Starting fall 2017, KSIS will have a new, unified user interface where mobile-friendly pages dynamically change based on the screen size of the device being used: smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop.
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March 17: Tapping Social Media Data with NCapture and NVivo 11 Plus training

“Tapping Social Media Data with NCapture and NVivo 11 Plus” will be offered 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, March 17, in 401B Hale Library. 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 11 Plus, a qualitative and mixed methods data analysis tool. (The NVivo for Mac now enables this functionality as well.)

Tapping social media data with NCapture & NVivo 11

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Feb 24: Advanced NVivo 11 Plus training

“Advanced NVivo 11 Plus” is a follow-up presentation from the “Introduction to NVivo 11 Plus” offered earlier this month. This training will be held 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, in 401B Hale Library.

Advanced NVivo training

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February 3: Intro to NVivo 11 Plus training

An “Intro to NVivo 11 Plus” training is scheduled from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, 401B Hale Library for all faculty, graduate students, and staff who may be using this qualitative (and mixed methods) data analysis tool.

Intro to NVivo 11 Plus training

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KSIS upgrade coming fall 2017

by Information Technology Services

Information Technology Services is pleased to announce that K-State’s Student Information System (KSIS) will be upgraded to a new release fall 2017. The upgrade represents K-State’s ongoing investment to provide the KSIS user community with the most complete, flexible, and innovative student information system available. Continue reading “KSIS upgrade coming fall 2017”

Easily access some of your K-State balances

by Information Technology Services

Do you know your free printing balance? What about your current Cat Cash balance or the number of meals remaining on your meal plan? With the new Balances widget in Connect, students, faculty and staff can easily check all three.


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Introducing Virtual Desktops at K-State

This spring the Instructional Technology team within iTAC has been hard at work on our newest innovation for campus, Virtual Desktops powered by Citrix XenDesktop and the Liquidware Labs Essentials Suite.  Through this initiative we will be providing a full Windows 10 desktop environment with all the apps that our users have come to expect, but with more granularity, control, and agility for administrators than ever before.


What Are Virtual Desktops?

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is a shift in Liquidware Labsend-user computing back to the way things were done in the 1970’s and 80’s with mainframes and terminals. Continue reading “Introducing Virtual Desktops at K-State”

Financial Information System successfully migrated to converged infrastructure

board-780315_640by Information Technology Services

Over the last eighteen months, Information Technology Services (ITS) staff along with vendor partners have been working to overhaul our aging information technology infrastructure. The process of modernizing the data center combines servers, storage, networking, virtualization and management in a single managed solution referred to as a converged infrastructure. Joe Lear, director of enterprise server technologies explained, “This updated environment will allow us to merge our current server infrastructure from over 300 physical servers to four server racks, expand our virtualization capabilities, reduce our space requirements, provide a more reliable and faster system for data delivery and storage, and reduce power and cooling needs for the data center.”

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