Over spring break, Information Technology Services performed some needed improvements to the Pharos printing system used in computing labs across campus. This is the first major upgrade in several years, and it addresses some commonly seen errors users were experiencing when printing. Continue reading “Campus printing just got easier in computing labs”
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iTAC is currently taking requests for software additions on the computers in the K-State InfoCommons and the university computing labs in Dickens 1, Seaton 22, and the Union Copy Center. The deadline for software requests is July 1. Continue reading “Software requests due July 1 for computing labs and InfoCommons in fall 2014”
The newest Microsoft Office suite, version 2013, was installed over the summer on all Windows computers in the university computing labs and K-State InfoCommons (Hale Library). The software suite is also on three Windows computers near the IT Help Desk at 214 Hale Library. These resources are available to all K-Staters. Continue reading “Microsoft Office 2013 in university computing labs and K-State InfoCommons”
The online EDUCAUSE Conference is scheduled this Wednesday-Friday, Oct. 13-15, and K-Staters are welcome to attend the live-streamed sessions (see below) as time allows. Length of sessions vary. About 20 seats are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so it’s a good idea to arrive early. All sessions are in 202 Fairchild Hall on the K-State-Manhattan campus.
No registration is needed. Further information about each session and the presenter(s) is available in the conference program.
Live-streaming of the EDUCAUSE sessions is being sponsored by the Information Technology Assistance Center. Questions about the sessions should be sent to Ernie Perez, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take note of these technology resources — they’re free, available to everyone at K-State, and just might make your life a little easier. (Other great resources are in the 2010 K-State IT Resources brochure, a PDF printout.)
- IT Help Desk
The first point of contact when K-Staters need help on computer and IT issues. 785-532-7722, walk-in 214 Hale Library, e-mail email@example.com.
- Free printing
Limited, free laser printing is available (in the InfoCommons and university computing labs) to all students and faculty/staff using their K-State eID and password. $10 is allocated per person each fall and spring semester, and $5 each summer. Continue reading “Save time and money with 6 IT resources”
One of the big changes students will notice as they return to campus is that the Windows 7 operating system was installed in the K-State InfoCommons (in Hale Library) and in the university computing labs. In addition, computers in the Dickens and Seaton university computing labs were all replaced by new computers this summer.
See the university computing labs website for information about lab locations, free printing, and available software.
Beginning June 14, central IT staff will be making changes to the Apple computing environment in Hale Library and also Caribou Coffee in the K-State Student Union. It is expected that Apple computers in these environments will be unavailable from June 14 through June 16. However, all Windows-based computers in those computing facilities will continue to function normally.
Over the summer iTAC will be upgrading the K-State InfoCommons, university computing labs, studio classrooms, and technology classrooms. One of the improvements is to move all the PCs to the Windows 7 operating system. We are currently building these images and doing extensive testing to ensure that programs will still work correctly. If you have any software requests for the Fall 2010 computer image, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
During winter break, the Information Technology Assistance Center will be replacing all of the PCs located on the first, second, and third floors of the K-State InfoCommons in Hale Library. The new Dell machines will feature a 20-inch wide-screen monitor as well as memory and processor upgrades.
A test machine will be placed near the IT Help Desk in the near future, so users can come by and check out the image before it’s deployed throughout the rest of the environment.