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Mediasite webinars available on-demand

The fall semester’s live Mediasite webinars are available for on-demand playback. The K-State Mediasite webinar series features important topics for faculty and staff, including in-video quizzing, working with channels and shared folders, and other useful tips and tricks in Mediasite.

Don’t know what Mediasite is or how it can help you? Want to learn more? See k-state.edu/mediasite/help for step-by-step instructions, detailed tutorial videos, and other helpful resources that will help you get the most out of Mediasite.

Coming soon, there will be an announcement of spring Mediasite webinars, including topics like presentation analytics, closed captioning, and downloading Mediasite content. Details will be posted at k-state.edu/mediasite.

Mediasite is an online video capture, management, and playback system, much like YouTube but with more features, better security, and easy integration into Canvas. Mediasite enables faculty to offer digital media-enriched content to their students.

Reminder: new Canvas Gradebook coming Dec. 29

The Canvas Gradebook will be automatically updated to the New Gradebook for January Intersession, spring 2020, and all future courses on Sun., Dec. 29. Instructors do not need to manually turn on the New Gradebook.

The New Gradebook offers several enhanced features, including:

  • A better user experience addressing user-suggested improvements
  • Support for flexible late/missing assignment policies
  • New Grade Posting Policy options that replace the idea of ‘muting’ an assignment
  • Improved organization options, communication, grading workflow enhancements, and accessibility support

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New Canvas Gradebook coming Dec. 29

On Sun., Dec. 29, the New Gradebook will be activated in Canvas. The New Gradebook offers several enhanced features, including:

  • A better user experience addressing user-suggested improvements
  • Support for flexible late/missing assignment policies
  • New Grade Posting Policy options that replace the idea of ‘muting’ an assignment
  • Improved organization options, communication, grading workflow enhancements, and accessibility support

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Canvas: November updates

On Sun., Dec. 29, the New Gradebook will be activated in Canvas, and the old Gradebook will no longer be available. The New Gradebook offers several enhanced features, including: 

  • A better user experience addressing user-suggested improvements
  • Support for flexible late/missing assignment policies
  • Improved organization options, communication, grading workflow enhancements, and accessibility support

In addition, other updates to Canvas were released on Nov. 16. Including those items below. To see all the new features and fixed bugs, view the complete November Release Notes. 

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Reminder: Mediasite webinar on in-video quizzes Nov. 18

During the fall semester, Information Technology Services is hosting a webinar training series focusing on Mediasite at K-State.

This webinar series highlights many of the power features offered through Mediasite. During the final webinar for the fall, faculty will discover how to leverage in-video quizzes within a Mediasite presentation to foster active learning in the online classroom. You can participate in the 30-minute webinar at 10 a.m. Mon., Nov. 18, via Zoom: https://ksu.zoom.us/j/947339208

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Reminder: Mediasite webinar on Channels and Shared Folders Oct. 21

During the fall semester, Information Technology Services is hosting a webinar training series focusing on Mediasite at K-State.

This webinar series highlights many of the power features offered through Mediasite. Faculty will learn the difference between Mediasite channels and shared folders, with the final session demonstrating how to leverage in-video quizzes to foster active learning in the online classroom.

Each 30-minute program is scheduled on a Monday at 10 a.m. and offered through Zoom.

The 2019 fall semester schedule includes:

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K-State Mediasite webinar series continues this fall

Mediasite logoInformation Technology Services continues the Mediasite webinar training series this fall with three new topics highlighting powerful features offered through Mediasite. Faculty will learn simple tips and tricks for using Mediasite, including the difference between Mediasite channels and shared folders, and how to leverage in-video quizzes to foster active learning in the online classroom.

Each 30-minute program is scheduled on a Monday at 10 a.m. and offered through Zoom.

The 2019 fall semester schedule includes:

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New Gradebook deactivated in Canvas

On Mon., Aug. 19, the New Gradebook was activated in Canvas. Unfortunately, Canvas bugs have been discovered that do not allow the Copy Grades to KSIS or Scantron tools to work optimally with the New Gradebook. The decision has been made to return to the previous Gradebook until those bugs have been fixed. All courses in Canvas for fall 2019 were reverted to the Old Gradebook on Thurs., Aug. 22.

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