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Information Technology Staff present at CHECK 2016

K-State’s Information Technology Staff were well-represented at the Conference on Higher Education Computing in Kansas (CHECK) 2016 held at Washburn University on May 23-24. Presenters and presentations included:

  • Nick Brown, systems coordinator, and Andrew Kuehler, systems administrator, presented on “Simplifying and centralizing application management in windows”.
  • Kathleen Adams, operations center staff, shared insights about “Phishing – not just for days at the lake!”
  • Elizabeth Shannon, information security and compliance, presented “Whatddya mean I’m a service provider”.

For more information about CHECK 2016, visit the conference website.

K-State Online: Walk-in help sessions scheduled for June, July, and August

by Information Technology Serviceshelp

Do you have questions about your K-State Online Canvas courses? We have your answers. Bring your laptop and come to the K-State Online walk-in help sessions scheduled for June, July, and August. Continue reading “K-State Online: Walk-in help sessions scheduled for June, July, and August”

Mediasite June migration

Mediasiteby Information Technology Services

Mediasite services and content will migrate from the current cloud-hosted provider to on-campus servers during the month of June. In the last year alone, Mediasite has experienced a 360 percent growth in presentations, now totaling more than 17 thousand. With the continued growth of Mediasite, it has become fiscally advantageous to migrate to an on-campus installation. Continue reading “Mediasite June migration”

Draper appointed associate vice provost for Information Technology Services

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Betsy Draper has been appointed as the Associate Vice Provost for Information Technology Services beginning Monday, May 23, 2016. Draper will be responsible for the overall coordination of ITS strategic and investment planning, policy development, and portfolio management activities. She will also be in charge of research and analysis, including coordinating the identification, collection, tracking, and reporting of IT metrics, and the completion of industry and higher education surveys, as well as local, state and federal reports. Continue reading “Draper appointed associate vice provost for Information Technology Services”

Canvas user interface upgrade May 20

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As announced previously in K-State Today, the Canvas User Interface (UI) will be upgraded at 3:00 p.m Friday, May 20. None of the functionality in K-State Online is changing. The upgrade will only affect the global navigation; courses will not be affected. To learn more about the new UI, visit the K-State Online webpage.

K-State Online May updates

by Information Technology ServicesKSOL Info

Updates to Canvas were released on May 14. Canvas operates on a monthly release cycle through which features are added or updated on the third weekend of the month. To see all the new features and fixed bugs, view the complete May 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 May updates”

May 2016 iPad User Group meeting: part 2 of adjusting your iPad user preferences

iPad logo, purple and blackJoin us at noon Thursday, May 12, in 106 Bluemont Hall for part 2 of our in-depth look at the Settings app and how you can adjust your iPad to suit your specific preferences. Topics include:

  • Wi-Fi troubleshooting
  • Bluetooth use
  • Do Not Disturb
  • Wallet and Apple Pay
  • iCloud Settings and backup (what is backed up?)
  • Notifications (alert styles)
  • Messages and FaceTime settings
  • Safari settings
  • Photos and Camera app settings

Feel free to bring your lunch! For additional resources, visit College of Education’s iPad User Group website.

Tech Tips Live! May 11: Phishing – not just for days at the lake!

Kathleen Adams will present “Phishing – not just for days at the lake” at 3 p.m., Tech Tips Live! logoMay 11, via Zoom. Join this session to learn about what happens when a phishing scam hits K-State. So far this year there have been 471 phishing scams reported and 175 compromised eIDs. Phishing is a very serious problem, join the discussion to learn what you can do to protect yourself. Topics include:

  • Identifying types of phishing scams
  • Sending phishing scams to K-State’s abuse email team with precision
  • Learning what we do to take down a phishing scam
  • Discovering what happens if an account gets compromised
  • Protecting your account from being compromised

Join the session at ksu.zoom.us/j/738417925. Visit the Tech Tips Live! website for information about the series and to view videos of previous sessions.

Grade submission deadlines for Spring 2016

By Monty Nielsen

Spring 2016 Final Grade Submission Deadline is May 17 at 5 pm, (4 pm if submitting through K-State Online)Grades for spring 2016 term are due by 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 17 for term courses with final exams given Monday, May 9th – Friday, May 13th.  The deadline to copy grades from K-State Online into KSIS is 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, which allows sufficient time for back-end processes to complete. Grade rosters will be available in KSIS for grade entry after 5 p.m. Friday, May 6.

Students will be able to view grades for regular courses in KSIS starting after 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 18.

More information about grade submission deadlines are available from the Final Grade Submission Information – Spring 2016 page.  For information about submitting grades from K-State Online to KSIS, see Copy Final Grades from K-State Online to KSIS.

Tech Tips Live! May 4: Zoom webinars

Tech Tips Live! logoShelley Troyer will present “Zoom Webinars” at 3 p.m., May 4 via Zoom. In this session, the unique Zoom Webinar feature will be discussed and how it is different from a regular zoom meeting. The session includes:

  • Scheduling a webinar
  • Inviting panelists and attendees
  • Setting up and customizing registration
  • Viewing webinars as attendees and panelists
  • Viewing webinar reports

Join the session at ksu.zoom.us/j/738417925. Visit the Tech Tips Live! website for information about the series and to view videos of previous sessions.