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Reminder: Mediasite webinar on presentation analytics April 13

Mediasite logoDuring the spring 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. The final webinar for the spring semester will explain how Mediasite’s built-in presentation analytics provides valuable insight into the effectiveness of one’s Mediasite content. You can participate in the 30-minute webinar at 10 a.m. Monday, April 13, via Zoom: https://ksu.zoom.us/j/654435549 Continue reading “Reminder: Mediasite webinar on presentation analytics April 13”

Canvas summer and fall 2020 courses have been created

The Automatic Course Creation for summer and fall 2020 is now complete. Course shells (except 900-level courses) have been created in Canvas. Student rosters will automatically be kept in sync with KSIS, with student drop/adds happening in near real-time. Changes to the course in KSIS will be reflected in the K-State Online course. To have a 900-level course created, contact the IT Help Desk.

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IT News recap for the week of March 23

During this time of learning, teaching, and working from home, Information Technology Services will continue to provide new or updated information on the technology that is available at K-State to help you during this unusual semester. We realize a lot of information is coming at you all at once, so we have created a summary of the information that was released during the week in case you missed anything. Continue reading “IT News recap for the week of March 23”

Canvas: Viewing Course Analytics and Course Access reports

With our new normal of remote teaching and learning, many instructors have questions about how to track learner participation in their courses. Participation can easily be tracked with the built-in Course Analytics Report and Course Access Report in Canvas.

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Only use the VPN when necessary

Monday, March 23, K-State will start a new chapter with classes taught remotely for the remainder of the semester. Information Technology Services (ITS) has been working behind the scenes to make sure our systems and services are ready.

We are reminding K-Staters about when to use the Virtual Private Networking (VPN) to access protected, proprietary, and confidential data and campus resources in a secure manner.

Because the VPN connection is shared with all K-Staters, the VPN should only be used when necessary. Disconnect from the VPN when access to protected resources is no longer needed. Remember closing your browser is not enough; you need to actively disconnect from the VPN.

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K-State software licenses page is being updated

As we continue to navigate our way through teaching, learning, and working remotely, the information on K-State’s Software Licenses webpage will be updated with new information about the use of software on your K-State computer or your personal computer. Many of our software vendors are offering free access to their products through the end of the semester.

The page will continue to be updated throughout the semester. Need help? For self-help, view the IT Knowledge Base articles. Need more help, contact the IT Help Desk 785-532-7722 or your local IT support staff.

Reminder: Webinar on downloading Mediasite content March 23

Mediasite logoDuring the spring 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. On Mar. 23, faculty will discover how to download their Mediasite presentations and optionally allow students to download content, too. The final spring webinar on Apr. 13 will explain how Mediasite’s built-in presentation analytics offers valuable insight into the effectiveness of one’s Mediasite content.

The 2020 spring semester schedule includes:

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Canvas: February updates

On Monday, March 16, New Analytics will be activated in Canvas, and the old Analytics feature will no longer be available. New Analytics offers several enhanced features, including:

  • Data is refreshed every 24 hours
  • Only active student enrollments are included in data
  • Filtered by assignments, quizzes, and graded discussions

In addition, other updates to Canvas were released on February 15. Including those items below. To see all the new features and fixed bugs, view the complete February Release Notes. Continue reading “Canvas: February updates”

K-State Mediasite webinar spring series

Mediasite logoInformation Technology Services continues the Mediasite webinar training series this spring with three new topics highlighting powerful features offered through Mediasite. Learn about the benefits of closed captions and how you can implement them in your Mediasite presentations during the 10 a.m. webinar on Feb. 17. The Mar. 23 webinar will introduce options for downloading your Mediasite content, and the final spring webinar Apr. 13 will discuss how best to leverage the insightful presentation analytics built into the My Mediasite portal.

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

The 2020 spring semester schedule includes:

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