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The future: Batteries with indefinite lifespan

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has been known around the tech community as being ahead of the curve, but what it has achieved in partnership with Samsung may be the beginning of a revolution. MIT and Samsung recently announced they have found a way to make batteries with an “indefinite” lifespan by replacing an existing liquid electrolyte substance with solid electrolyte material.

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IT Tools and resources to help you organize, connect and collaborate

How do you stay on top of your game all semester long? Many options are available to you for free, including Office 365 online apps, OneDrive storage space, Zoom audio and video conferencing, and select software.  Continue reading “IT Tools and resources to help you organize, connect and collaborate”

Need to learn about Master Extract Reporting in KSIS?

Training sessions are now available for the fall for Master Extract Reporting in KSIS. You must have permissions set up for Master Extract Reporting in KSIS before you can take this class.

All sessions are scheduled in 9 Fairchild Hall:

  • 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 18
  • 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 6
  • 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 3
  • 1:30-2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 24

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

If the offered sessions do not fit your schedule, please contact the KSIS training coordinator, Fred Darkow, at fdarkow@k-state.edu to request additional classes. Attendees will be notified if a session is canceled and will be asked to register for an alternative training session.

IT resources available for K-State faculty and staff

by Information Technology Services

Last spring, information technology services conducted its annual satisfaction survey. After reviewing the results, there are services and tools that some faculty and staff might not know about. The short list below is a quick reminder about some tools to help with your day-to-day activities.

Qualtrics survey software at K-State K-State Survey  powered by Qualtrics is the university’s comprehensive survey tool with about 100 question types, simplified reporting tools, and more. For more information, see the Accessing Qualtrics knowledge base article.

Zoom is a full-featured video and collaborative technology which allows for video, audio, and content sharing between up to 100 participants from any device including PC, Mac, Android and iOS devices. Zoom will soon be integrated with K-State Single Sign On. Details to come. Visit the video conferencing services website to learn more about Zoom.  Continue reading “IT resources available for K-State faculty and staff”

iSIS Class Scheduler training sessions March 4-6

iSIS Class Scheduler training is now available for staff.  Two classes for new class schedulers, and one refresher class for veteran class schedulers, are available in HRIS. You must have permissions provided for the Class Scheduler role before taking any of these classes.  All sessions are in 9 Fairchild Hall.  Continue reading “iSIS Class Scheduler training sessions March 4-6”

iSIS training sessions for spring 2014 now posted

iSIS training sessions for spring 2014 are now posted at www.k-state.edu/isis/training. Staff members can now plan which classes they want to attend and then sign up for them in HRIS.

Class sessions offered include:

  • Advising in iSIS
  • Grading in iSIS
  • Class Scheduler New
  • Class Scheduler Refresher
  • Master Extract Reporting in iSIS

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Student demand for MDC technology goes up at semester’s end

The Media Development Center in 213 Hale Library experiences a spike in demand as the end of semester nears, with few empty seats in sight and students crowding around large-screen monitors working on group projects.

Composite image of photos taken December 2010 showing students using the Media Development Center
Students doing group projects in the Media Development Center near the end of fall semester 2010

Save time and money with 6 IT resources

IT Resources handoutTake 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.)

  1. 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 helpdesk@k-state.edu.

  2. 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”

Student planner now includes IT services

New K-State students can find IT resources more easily this year, thanks to two new pages in the 2010-2011 K-State Student Planner. Information technology resources (Pages 15-16) are being included in the student planner for the first time.

The IT list contains many of the no-charge services, facilities, equipment, and resources advertised in the K-State IT Resources 2010 (PDF) paper handout and also on the New to IT at K-State webpage.

Media Development Center end-of-semester expanded hours

The Media Development Center, in Room 213 Hale Library, started extended hours Sunday, April 25, for end-of-semester access by students, faculty, and staff. The table below shows the MDC schedule April 26 through May 31. Note these:

  1. The MDC is now open until midnight through Thursday, May 6.
  2. The last day of Spring 2010 classes is Friday, May 7.
  3. Exam week is Saturday, May 8-Thursday, May 13.
  4. The center is closed May 15-31 (Memorial Day) for maintenance and software upgrades.

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