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Sept. 21: Microsoft Teams Essentials training

Microsoft Teams Essentials training is scheduled 2-3:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21.

Register for the Microsoft Teams training course and learn ways to be more efficient in our teaching, learning, and remote work environments.

You can also arrange a training session for groups (departments, units, teams, etc.). Complete the group registration form if you are interested in scheduling a group training session.

Help with Microsoft Teams

A team has been created within Microsoft Teams to provide training and support for K-Staters. Sign in to Microsoft Teams and join the team using this link.

Benefits of using Microsoft Teams

  • Reduce the number of emails filling up your Inbox
  • Provides an alternative tool for web conferencing
  • Slick video/calls – without picking up a phone
  • Chat can occur in small and large groups
  • Quick turnaround time on some tasks
  • Use of Microsoft Teams does not require the use of VPN or remote desktop applications.

Microsoft Office versions set to retire on Oct. 13

Support for Office 2016 for Mac and Office 2010 for Windows will end on Oct. 13, 2020. Microsoft will no longer provide technical support, bug fixes, or security updates. You can still use these versions, but you may encounter performance or reliability issues over time.

Starting on Oct. 13, 2020, only these versions of Office will be supported for connecting to Office 365 (and Microsoft 365) services:

  • Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise (previously named Office 365 ProPlus)
  • Microsoft 365 Apps for business (previously named Office 365 Business)
  • Office 2019, such as Office Professional Plus 2019
  • Office 2016, such as Office Standard 2016

For more information on related Office client support timelines, see the Microsoft 365 and Office system requirements matrix.

Additional information:

Email message encryption now available in Office 365

The Division of Information Technology has enabled the ability to encrypt email messages in Office 365.
Email encryption encodes the content of email messages to protect potentially sensitive information from being read by anyone other than intended recipients. Encryption makes the content of your emails unreadable as they travel to the recipient. If your message happens to be intercepted by a hacker, they can’t interpret the content.

 

Emails can be encrypted for both K-State and external recipients. See the knowledge base article for instructions on how to use this feature.

If you have any questions, contact the IT Help Desk (helpdesk@k-state.edu).

Aug. 31: Getting Started with ETDR Templates

ETDR TrainingAre 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 created templates (in Microsoft 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 p.m., Monday, Aug. 31.  

Continue reading “Aug. 31: Getting Started with ETDR Templates”

Microsoft Teams Essentials training offered for August

Microsoft Teams Essentials training is now available for the month of August.

Training dates 
  • Aug. 10: 2-3:30 p.m.
  • Aug. 11: 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Aug. 12: 2-3:30 p.m.
  • Aug. 17: 2-3:30 p.m.
  • Aug. 18: 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Aug. 19: 2-3:30 p.m.
  • Aug. 24: 2:- 3:30 p.mm

Register for the Microsoft Teams training course and learn ways to be more efficient in our teaching, learning, and remote work environments.

You can also arrange a training session for groups (departments, units, teams, etc.). Complete the group registration form if you are interested in scheduling a group training session.

Help with Microsoft Teams

A team has been created within Microsoft Teams to provide training and support for K-Staters. Sign in to Microsoft Teams and join the team using this link.

Benefits of using Microsoft Teams

  • Reduce the number of emails filling up your Inbox
  • Provides an alternative tool for web conferencing
  • Slick video/calls – without picking up a phone
  • Chat can occur in small and large groups
  • Quick turnaround time on some tasks
  • Use of Microsoft Teams does not require the use of VPN or remote desktop applications.

Rocket.Chat will be retired Aug. 31

K-State will retire Rocket.Chat, a web chat service on Aug. 31. Rocket.Chat used by IT staff will be replaced with MicrosoftTeams. Since MicrosoftTeams has a chat feature that has been widely adopted across campus, it was time to standardize on one chat platform, reduce support overhead from multiple chat services, and save money.

Continue reading “Rocket.Chat will be retired Aug. 31”

Microsoft Teams for teaching and learning

Microsoft Teams is a communication tool for groups, teams, or departments. Teams is a workspace for communication, meetings, file sharing, and app sharing.

Teams has recently enabled a Class Team type, with assignment/quiz features, a gradebook, and other aspects that can be used for teaching and learning. Final grades will still have to be submitted through Canvas and affirmed in KSIS or input directly into KSIS, to meet privacy and accessibility guidelines. Canvas is the officially supported learning management system with KSIS integrations. Other systems such as Teams are available but have limited support. Continue reading “Microsoft Teams for teaching and learning”

Microsoft Teams Essential training available throughout June

Microsoft Teams is a communication tool for groups, teams, or departments. Teams is a workspace for communication, meetings, file sharing, and app sharing.

Training is available June 16, 18, 23, 25, and 30, from 10 – 11:30 a.m. You need to sign up for training. Continue reading “Microsoft Teams Essential training available throughout June”

Microsoft Teams Essentials training offered during June

Microsoft Teams Essentials training is now available for the month of June. Register for the Microsoft Teams training course and learn ways to be more efficient in our teaching, learning, and remote work environments.

You can also arrange a training session for groups (departments, units, teams, etc.). Complete the group registration form if you are interested in scheduling a group training session.

Help with Microsoft Teams

A team has been created within Microsoft Teams to provide training and support for K-Staters. Sign in to Microsoft Teams and join the team using this link.

Benefits of using Microsoft Teams

  • Reduce the number of emails filling up your Inbox
  • Provides an alternative tool for web conferencing
  • Slick video/calls – without picking up a phone
  • Chat can occur in small and large groups
  • Quick turnaround time on some tasks
  • Use of Microsoft Teams does not require the use of VPN or remote desktop applications.

Microsoft Teams Essentials training offered during May

There still is a great demand for Microsoft Teams training. Training sessions will be offered throughout the month of May.

Register for the Microsoft Teams course and learn ways to be more efficient in our teaching, learning, and remote work environments.

You can also arrange a training session for groups (departments, units, teams, etc.). Complete the group registration form if you are interested in scheduling a group training session.

Help with Microsoft Teams

A team has been created within Microsoft Teams to provide training and support for K-Staters. Sign in to Microsoft Teams and join the team using this link.

Benefits of using Microsoft Teams

  • Reduce the number of emails filling up your Inbox
  • Provides an alternative tool for web conferencing
  • Slick video/calls – without picking up a phone
  • Chat can occur in small and large groups
  • Quick turnaround time on some tasks
  • Use of Microsoft Teams does not require the use of VPN or remote desktop applications.