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K-State employees can submit leave requests through Connect

Submit Leave Request buttonSubmitting leave requests just got a little bit easier for K-State employees. Leave requests can be sent to more than one email address when submitted through Connect, the university’s interactive dashboard of commonly used K-State services.

To submit your leave from Connect:

  1. In the upper-right corner of the K-State website, click Sign in.
  2. Choose Connect and sign in with your eID.
  3. Find the HRIS widget and click Submit a Leave Request at bottom.
  4. Fill in the dates, times, and other required information.
  5. In the Supervisor’s Email Address and optional Timekeeper’s Email Address fields, enter as many email addresses as needed, separated by a comma. For example: willie@k-state.edu,wildcat@k-state.edu
  6. Click Submit the Request.

You can still submit leave requests from K-State’s Human Capital Services website or through HRIS. If you have trouble submitting a leave request, contact the IT Help Desk.

K-State IT Help Desk is here for you!

Welcome, new and returning K-Staters!  Information Technology Services (ITS) provides a variety of resources and services for free. Get your semester off to a good start by checking out a few of our 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. Use Zoom (video and audio conferencing) to meet virtually.
    Use Zoom to setup an online staff meeting, a training session, a class group meeting, beam in a speaker and more. See the Using Zoom guide to get started.
  5. Connect with the IT Help Desk on Twitter and Facebook.

Welcome to fall 2017

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.

New KSIS navigation for students

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K-State’s Student Information System (KSIS) was successfully upgraded to version 9.2 over the summer. KSIS 9.2 has a new navigation, personalization options, and mobile-friendly features for iOS and Android devices.

The new Student Homepage provides quick and easy access to content most often used by students. Continue reading “New KSIS navigation for students”

KSIS 9.2 upgrade completed

by Information Technology Services

Information Technology Services, or ITS, has successfully completed the KSIS upgrade to version 9.2. The upgrade represents K-State’s ongoing investment to provide the K-State community with the most complete, flexible and innovative student information system available.
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Reminder: Sign out of KSIS by 5 p.m. today

by Information Technology Services

K-State’s Student Information System (KSIS) will be unavailable 5 p.m. Friday, July 21, through Sunday, July 23,  while Information Technology Services upgrades the system to a new release. KSIS will resume full operations on Monday, July 24.

Users should complete transactions and sign out of KSIS by 5 p.m. Friday, July 21. If you do not sign out by 5 p.m., you will be automatically signed out and any unsaved data will be lost.

After the upgrade, KSIS will have new navigation and mobile-friendly features for iOS and Android devices. Users are encouraged to visit the new KSIS 9.2 Resources web page for an overview of new features, FAQs, and trouble-shooting tips.

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The upgrade represents K-State’s ongoing investment to provide the K-State community with the most complete, flexible, and innovative student information system available. If you have questions, contact Diana Blake, associate director of the Information Systems Office, at dkblake@ksu.edu or 785-532-7843.

KSIS-upgrade migration downtime July 21-23

by Information Technology Services

The KSIS upgrade project began last fall, and the target date to complete the KSIS upgrade is Monday, July 24. KSIS will be unavailable during the upgrade window from 5 p.m. Friday, July 21, through Sunday, July 23.

To prepare for the upgrade, KSIS users can do the following:

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After the upgrade, KSIS will have a new graphical, responsive web design and mobile-friendly features for iOS and Android devices. The upgrade represents K-State’s ongoing investment to provide the K-State community with the most complete, flexible, and innovative student information system available.

If you have questions, contact Diana Blake, associate director of the Information Systems Office, at dkblake@ksu.edu or 785-532-7843.

Time to update old Mediasite links

by Information Technology Services

As a result of the Mediasite service migration last summer, the domain used to access Mediasite video presentations changed from kansasstate.mediasite.com to mediasite.k-state.edu. For the past year, viewers who used the old domain name were automatically redirected to the new one. After June 14, viewers who attempt to view Mediasite presentations using the old domain will no longer be redirected and will instead receive an error.

If your website contains old links or embeds to Mediasite video presentations, be sure to update your links and embed codes to reflect the current domain.

The IT Service Portal goes live June 5

The IT Service Portal is your one-stop shop for getting help with your IT needs. What can you do inside the portal?

ITS Portal

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Search for what you are looking for such as request forms, services, how-to articles, and more.

Get Help

  • Report issues with supported applications and services to the IT Help Desk
  • Ask a Help Desk consultant to find answers to your questions
  • Connect with the IT Help Desk through Live Support Chat
  • Find IT Help Desk contact information and hours

Search the knowledge base

Search the knowledge base for how to articles and answers to common questions.

View the Service Catalog

Do you need to know what IT services are available to campus? Check out the Service Catalog.

Keep up-to-date on the latest IT happenings

Do you want to know the latest scams or the status of IT resources? This can be found in the ITS portal as well. Check out the links on the top toolbar.

Let us know what you think by clicking the Give Feedback link located on the right-side of any portal window.

 

More ETDR walk-in help sessions scheduled April 17-21

The spring semester deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, April 21, for submitting theses and dissertations to the Graduate School (via the K-REx system).

Grad students who miss the last weekly ETDR walk-in clinic 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. today (Wednesday, April 12, in Hale 301A) may be glad to hear more ETDR help sessions are scheduled every day of the ETDR deadline week April 17-21:

Monday, April 17 — 1-5 p.m.
Tuesday, April 18 — 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Wednesday, April 19 — 9-noon
Thursday, April 20 — 1-5 p.m.
Friday, April 21 — 1-5 p.m.

Continue reading “More ETDR walk-in help sessions scheduled April 17-21”