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KSIS Class Scheduler training available for Fall 2019

KSIS Class Scheduler training is now available for sign up in HRIS. Sessions are designed for employees new to the Class Scheduler process as well as refreshers for employees who have previously updated class schedules.

Topics include:

  • Printing the Class Schedule report
  • Updating room locations
  • Updating instructors
  • Updating the section status
  • Other course related details

All sessions are held in 306 Calvin Hall.  The dates and times for the Class Scheduler sessions are:

New Class Scheduler

  • Mon., Sept. 23, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Tues., Sept. 24, 1:30 – 3 p.m.

Class Scheduler Tools (NEW)

  • Mon., Sept. 30, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Tues., Oct. 1, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Class Scheduler Refresher

  • Fri., Oct. 4, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Registration through HRIS is required. See Using HRIS to register for classes. If the current dates and times do not match your schedule, contact Fred Darkow at fdarkow@ksu.edu for more options.

Sept. 6: Exploring Microsoft Excel (Basic)

An introductory training for Microsoft Excel is scheduled 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, in 306 Calvin Hall.

Exploring Microsoft Excel Basics

About Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel is the foremost spreadsheet program in use today.

It is commonly used to…

  • Conduct calculations
  • Clean data
  • Graph or plot data (to identify data patterns)
  • Create data visualizations (both static and interactive)
  • Apply visual styles to data tables and data visualizations
  • Create interactive data visualizations (interactive pivot tables, interactive dashboards with sliders, and others)
  • Create simple macros for continuing data handling (with Visual Basic programming language)
  • Process data for analytics in other software programs
  • Enable the share-ability of information
  • Access online survey data (in analyze-able format), and more…

Continue reading “Sept. 6: Exploring Microsoft Excel (Basic)”

August 23: Coffee and Conversation with IT and Global Campus staff

Come get your technology questions answered during Coffee and Conversation from 9-10 a.m., August 23 in the Konza Room, K-State Student Union.

Coffee and Conversation

IT and Global Campus staff will be available to answer your questions about technical tools, applications, provide assistance with a Canvas course, share the online course checklist and more. Come early and stay late. Get your questions answered prior to the start of classes.

May 1: iClicker Information Day

iClicker logoiClicker has been partnering with K-State to provide classroom response solutions for more than a decade. Developed by educators at the University of Illinois, iClicker is known for its white remotes with buttons for voting; its mobile solution, Reef, is the highest-rated paid student engagement app. iClicker is the only Canvas-integrated solution offering both mobile and dedicated hardware (does not require Wi-Fi) solutions to K-State.

Information Technology Services is working with the Macmillan iClicker team to offer an iClicker Information Day, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Wednesday, May 1, Big 12 room, in the K-State Student Union. Formal workshops and individual sessions will introduce new users to iClicker technologies and will ensure that all are getting the most out of student engagement options.

Two workshops and one presentation will be offered to accommodate different teaching schedules. Each will include what Learning Science studies tell us about student engagement, performance, and retention; how iClicker implementation can improve student focus, provide instant feedback, promote peer-to-peer instruction, identify misconceptions, increase attendance, give every student a voice—in general, get more out of the classroom–in classes both big and small; and how iClicker is the most affordable supported option available to your students.

iClicker Information Day Offering:

  • 8:30-10:00—Individual Sessions
  • 10:00-11:30—Workshop: Getting The Most From iClicker
  • Noon-1:30—Lunch & Learn Presentation: iClicker Cloud and Reef—The Latest in Classroom Engagement (Cottonwood Room)
  • 2-3:30—Workshop: Getting the Most From iClicker
  • 3:30-5:00—Individual Sessions

Registration is requested.

If you cannot make any portion of the day and would like more information on iClicker, please contact K-State’s iClicker specialist, David Maltby (david.maltby@macmillan.com).

If you have any questions about this event or would like more information about iClicker and K-State, contact Scott Finkeldei (curtain@ksu.edu).

April 25: Top Hat Certification Day Agenda

Top Hat CertificationYou still have time to register for the Top Hat Certification Day which is 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. April 25,  Big 12 room, in the K-State Student Union. 

Top Hat, a classroom engagement system that has been integrated with Canvas, is growing in adoption at K-State. Come join us for the day to see if this is a tool for you or to enhance your skills if you are already using the tool.

Agenda for the day

  • 9:30 a.m. – Registration
  • 10:00 a.m. – noon – Drive Effective Student Behaviours outside of class
    This sessionwill provide insight on different assignment styles and how to use Top Hat for comprehension, feedback, motivation and improvement before class.
  • Noon – 1:30 p.m. – Lunch / Faculty Q & A Session (Cottonwood Room)
    Faculty who currently use Top hat in a few unique ways will share insights on topics such as the use of technology in the classroom, techniques to improve engagement and the use of interactive content outside of the classroom.
  • 1:30 – 3 p.m. – Creating an Active Learning environment during class
    This session will include advanced techniques that fit to many pedagogical styles including using Top Hat in a flipped classroom, for group work and in a more traditional lecture.

If you have any questions about the event or Top Hat usage at K-State, contact Scott Findeldei (curtain@ksu.edu).

April 24: Introduction to Qualtrics

Qualtrics surveys can be used for event registrations, satisfaction surveys, online forms, academic research, training, and more. Join us for an Introduction to Qualtrics training session from 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, in 306 Calvin Hall. All students, faculty, and staff who use this research suite are welcome to attend.

Topics to be covered:

  • Create and manage surveys
  • Customize the look and feel
  • Collaborate with others
  • Use block options and survey flow
  • Use display and skip logic
  • Distribute a survey
  • Run and analyze reports

Graduate and undergraduate students must work with an advisor/supervisor for access to Qualtrics using this request form.

Registration through HRIS is required. See Using HRIS to register for classes.

Grading in KSIS training for Spring 2019 now available

""Grading in KSIS training is available for faculty and staff who are involved in submitting grades at the end of the spring 2019 term. Training topics include:

  • Transferring grades from Canvas to KSIS
  • Manually entering grades in KSIS
  • Updating grades in KSIS
  • Submitting a Grade Change Request form in KSIS
  • Q&A for grade submission at K-State

All sessions take place in 306 Calvin Hall.

  • Monday, April 29, 1:30 -2:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 30, 10-11 a.m.

To attend, sign up in HRIS (see the sign-up instructions). Walk-in attendees are welcome.

If you are unable to attend a session for Grading in KSIS but would like to receive training, contact Fred Darkow at fdarkow@k-state.edu to discuss availability.

KSIS: Processing Minors session offered April 23

A “Processing Minors” training session is now available for K-State employees who approve minors for students who are graduating. The training session is 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, in 306 Calvin Hall.

Processing Minors in KSIS Training Now Available

Registration through HRIS is required. For more information, see the article Using HRIS to register for classes.

If you are unable to attend a session for Processing Minors, please contact Fred Darkow at fdarkow@k-state.edu to discuss training availability.

April 25: Top Hat Certification Day

Top Hat CertificationTop Hat, a classroom engagement system that has been integrated with Canvas, is growing in adoption at K-State.  Many programs and departments are settling on this tool for student engagement.

Information Technology Services is partnering with the Top Hat team for a Top Hat Certification Day on April 25 in the Big 12 room, K-State Student Union. The workshop is designed to help new users decide if Top Hat is the tool for them and for existing users to enhance their skills.

Schedule

  • 9:30 a.m. – Registration
  • 10 a.m. – Workshop #1
  • 11 a.m. – Case Study
  • Noon – 1:30 p.m. – Lunch session (Cottonwood Room) / Interview with a Top Hat representative and K-State faculty using Top Hat
  • 1:30 p.m. – Workshop #2
  • 2:30 p.m. – Case Study

Topics to be covered in workshop #1:

  • Facilitating active learning before, during, and after class.
  • How can I leverage all of the Top Hat platform to engage my students?
  • General best practices for engaging students with technology.
  • Completing a semi-guided case study.

Topics to be covered in workshop #2:

  • Using live feedback to assess and increase comprehension.
  • Maximizing student attention.
  • Flipped learning and active learning.
  • Making course content more engaging, customized, and specialized.

Who is the Top Hat Certification for?

Existing or new Top Hat instructors looking to enhance their knowledge of core features and master the tools necessary to meet a variety of learning objectives inside and outside the classroom. Upon completion of the training, you will receive an official electronic certificate.

Registration

Registration for the event is required. Top Hat will setup a student account for you for the training day when they receive your registration.

Learn more

In advance of the session, if you would like to learn more about the Top Hat, Camila Houssian, Kansas State University’s dedicated Top Hat representative, will provide a demonstration. You can contact Camila via email (camila.houssian@tophatmonocle.com) or schedule an appointment on her calendar.

If you have any questions about the event or Top Hat usage at K-State, contact Scott Findeldei (curtain@ksu.edu).

 

March 27: Introduction to Qualtrics via Zoom

Qualtrics surveys can be used for event registrations, satisfaction surveys, online forms, academic research, training, and more. Join us for an Introduction to Qualtrics training session from 2:30-3:30 p.m., Wed., Mar. 27 via Zoom. All students, faculty, and staff who use this research suite are welcome to attend.

Topics to be covered:

  • Create and manage surveys
  • Customize the look and feel
  • Collaborate with others
  • Distribute a survey
  • Run and analyze reports
  • Create a form using blocks and display and skip logic
  • Using libraries

Graduate and undergraduate students must work with an advisor/supervisor for access to Qualtrics using this request form.

Registration through HRIS is required. See Using HRIS to register for classes.