Canvas brown-bag lunch series: Working with video and Mediasite in Canvas

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Join Ben Ward from the Information Technology Assistance Center for the Canvas brown-bag lunch series from noon-1 p.m. Thursday, September 3, in Hale Library Room 401. This week we will discuss working with video and Mediasite in Canvas. Continue reading

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Canvas brown-bag lunch series: Copying content files from Classic to Canvas

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Join Ben Ward from the Information Technology Assistance Center for the Canvas brown-bag lunch series from noon-1 p.m. Thursday, August 27, in Hale Library Room 401. This week we will discuss copying content files from Classic to Canvas. Continue reading

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Did you know you can check out multimedia equipment for free?

Free equipment checkoutK-State students, faculty, and staff can check out multimedia equipment such as laptops, digital camcorders, digital cameras, projectors and more for academic purposes. Equipment can be checked out for up to three days, and a K-State ID is required to verify identity.

See the Equipment Checkout website to see what equipment is available and to learn about the checkout procedures and policies.

Questions about IT resources can be directed to the IT Help Desk, helpdesk@k-state.edu, 785-532-7722. You can also search the IT Knowledge Base.

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Students: How to access your courses in K-State Online

by Information Technology Services

During the fall semester, a university upgrade continues to the K-State Online learning management system. K-State Online is a collection of tools that students and instructors use to share course material, watch course videos, do group work, communicate, check grades, take online tests, and submit online homework.

Students may have courses in two systems: K-State Online Classic and K-State Online Canvas. You can easily find your courses during the upgrade by staying “connected” with the Connect dashboard. Continue reading

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5 free IT resources to start your semester

by Information Technology Services

Welcome, new and returning K-Staters!  Information Technology Services (ITS) provides a variety of resources and services for free. Use these first five to kick-start your semester:Free IT resources

  1. Get a free copy of Microsoft Office for personal use on up to 5 PCs or Macs, 5 tablets, and 5 phones.  See the installation instructions for Mac, for Windows, and for mobile devices.
  2. Connect your mobile devices to K-State’s wireless network.
  3. Install free Trend Micro Antivirus software (required for all computers connecting to K-State’s network).
  4. Subscribe to the K-State IT News blog to get the latest IT happenings.  Use “Subscribe by Email” in the right sidebar.
  5. Connect with the IT Help Desk on Twitter and Facebook.

More IT resources for K-Staters are on the Welcome to IT at K-State website. Send questions to the IT Help Desk, helpdesk@k-state.edu, 785-532-7722. You can also search the IT Knowledge Base.

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Microsoft Office suite is free for all K-Staters

Free IT resources at K-StateAll K-State students and faculty/staff can now get the full Microsoft Office suite for free, as part of the university’s Office 365 site license.

Known as Office 365 ProPlus, the suite provides both desktop and mobile app versions of Microsoft Office.  It is for personal use and can be installed on up to five PCs or Macs, five tablets, and five phones.

In addition, Microsoft Office and Microsoft Operating System licenses are available to faculty/staff for all university-owned computers at no cost. Check with the technical support staff in your unit for more information.

For more details, see K-State’s Office 365 website (k-state.edu/its/office365). If you have questions, contact the IT Help Desk, helpdesk@k-state.edu, 785-532-7722 (toll-free 800-865-6143).

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K-State Online: Back-to-school course

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For some instructors, this semester will be your first using Canvas, and many of you are trying to remember what you learned before your summer break. Whatever the case, we have compiled some tips and tricks to help you through the semester in the K-State Online Back to School course for instructors. Continue reading

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Grade-submission deadline for summer is 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21

by Monty Nielsen

The last day to submit grades in KSIS for the Summer 2015 term is 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21. The deadline to copy grades from K-State Online into KSIS is 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21.   This allows instructors time to review grades in KSIS before they are submitted.  If you copy grades from K-State Online, you still need to approve those grades in KSIS before the 5 p.m. deadline.  Continue reading

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K-State Online: Canvas walk-in help sessions Aug. 24 – 28

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Afternoon Canvas Walk-In Help Sessions have been added for the first week of classes. Bring your laptop and come to the Canvas Walk-In Help Sessions August 24 through August 28 in the K-State Student Union, Room 203. Continue reading

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K-State Online: Canvas help available Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 22-23

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Classes begin on Monday. Are your courses ready? If you need help with your Canvas courses this weekend, a Walk-In Help Session is available on Saturday, and additional phone help is available on Sunday. Continue reading

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