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Copy grades from K-State Online to KSIS

by Information Technology Services

KSISInstructors can copy their final grades from K-State Online to KSIS with the Copy Grades to KSIS tool located in the left-hand navigation of each course in K-State Online. Continue reading “Copy grades from K-State Online to KSIS”

Brent Anders publishes first book

by Information Technology Services

Brent Anders, senior electronic media coordinator, Office of Mediated Education, published his first book ‘How to Enhance Instructional PRESENCE: Research & experience based techniques to improve both online & face-to-face instruction (VIDEO for EDUCATION Series)’ March 1, 2017.

Brent has worked in higher education for twenty years, concentrating in media and online instruction. He extensively works with video capture, dramatic video production (directing, capturing, script writing, editing, and final production), live webcasting, educational media consulting, and instructional technology training. Continue reading “Brent Anders publishes first book”

190 scams and 75 compromised accounts since Sunday!

During this time of the semester, K-State gets hit hard with email scams. There have been 190 scams reported since Sunday resulting in 75 compromised accounts.

What can you do?

Stop and think before you click. YOU are the best defense against these scammers.

If something looks suspicious, do not click on the link. Period. You stop the scammers right in their shoes.

Be really suspicious of emails in your junk folder. Normally, it’s in the junk folder for a reason. When in doubt, throw it out! Continue reading “190 scams and 75 compromised accounts since Sunday!”

Customizable KSIS homepage coming this fall

by Information Technology Services

As previously announced, K-State’s Student Information System (KSIS) is being upgraded to a new version. Starting fall 2017, KSIS will have a new, unified user interface where mobile-friendly pages dynamically change based on the screen size of the device being used: smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop.
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K-State Online April updates

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Updates to Canvas were released on April 22. Canvas operates on a monthly release cycle, with features added or updated every three weeks.

To see all the new features and fixed bugs, view the complete April Release Notes. In addition to the Canvas release, Information Technology Services releases updates to services and integrations with K-State Online through the month as necessary. Continue reading “K-State Online April updates”

Grading in KSIS training sessions now available

Grading in KSIS training is available for faculty and staff who are involved in submitting grades at the end of the spring 2017 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

Grading in KSIS training All sessions take place in 306 Calvin Hall.

  • Tuesday, April 25, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, April 26, 1:30-2:30 p.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 785-532-3138 or fdarkow@k-state.edu to discuss availability.

CrashPlan subscriptions available for faculty and staff

by Information Technology Services

CrashPlan, an alternative to traditional computer backups, is available by subscription for faculty and staff. CrashPlan will back up files on your workstation, laptop or desktop computer in a continuous, invisible, uninterrupted manner, and send you a periodic report of the status of your backup. CrashPlan encrypts your data, and then backs the data up to the cloud. Continue reading “CrashPlan subscriptions available for faculty and staff”

April 21: Using LIWC2015 for Computational Linguistic Analysis training

LIWC“Using LIWC2015 for Computational Linguistic Analysis” will be presented from 1:30-3:30 p.m., Friday, April 21, in 401B Hale Library.

The Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count (LIWC) tool enables users to conduct computational linguistic analyses on single texts, collections of texts, and text corpora, in order to better understand the latent data.



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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.

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KSIS: Processing Minors session offered April 11

A “Processing Minors” training session is now available for K-State employees who approve minors for students who are graduating. The training session is 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 11, in 306 Calvin Hall.

KSIS: Processing minors training

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 785-532-3138 or fdarkow@k-state.edu to discuss training availability.