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Canvas: February updates

On Monday, March 16, New Analytics will be activated in Canvas, and the old Analytics feature will no longer be available. New Analytics offers several enhanced features, including:

  • Data is refreshed every 24 hours
  • Only active student enrollments are included in data
  • Filtered by assignments, quizzes, and graded discussions

In addition, other updates to Canvas were released on February 15. Including those items below. To see all the new features and fixed bugs, view the complete February Release Notes. Continue reading “Canvas: February updates”

Save the date: CRM Town Hall March 2

Save the date now for the sixth CRM Town Hall meeting! The next Town Hall is 3 to 5 p.m., Mon., Mar. 2, in the College of Business Administration, Room 4061.

This Town Hall will have a different format from previous Town Halls. There will be no breakout sessions. The Town Hall will start with a 30-minute CRM project status update, and then the rest of the meeting will be used to demo features of the CRM. Continue reading “Save the date: CRM Town Hall March 2”

IT Update

UpdatesPunxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow and an early spring is predicted. Regardless of the weather, IT continues with AWS – MRP workstreams, updates to the infrastructure, readying the second floor of Hale, evaluating IT services and much more. The updates are organized by the strategic goals within the IT Strategic Plan.

The Deputy CIOs continue to rethink the organization of their respective units. The overarching organizational chart is available here.

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Feb. 21: Microsoft Visio Pro training

An introductory training for Microsoft Visio Pro is scheduled 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, in 306 Calvin.

About Microsoft Visio Pro

Microsoft Visio Pro is a common diagramming tool that enables the creation of vector graphics.

Some common examples include the following:

  • Flowcharts to describe work or research processes
  • Basic diagrams
  • BPMN (Business Process Model and Notation) diagrams (with built-in validation based on rule sets)
  • Database systems
  • Floor plans
  • Network designs
  • Data-created visuals (with uploaded Excel spreadsheets used in Visio templates from MS Visio Online and/or the Excel backstage)
  • Automapping of websites to three levels
  • And more

Continue reading “Feb. 21: Microsoft Visio Pro training”

KSIS Class Scheduler training available for Spring 2020

KSIS Class Scheduler training is now available for sign up in HRIS. Sessions are designed for employees new to the Class Scheduler process as well as refreshers for employees who have previously updated class schedules.

Topics include:

  • Printing the Class Schedule report
  • Updating room locations
  • Updating instructors
  • Updating the section status
  • Other course-related details

All sessions are held in 306 Calvin Hall.  The dates and times for the Class Scheduler sessions are:

New Class Scheduler

  • Monday, Feb. 24, 1:30-3 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 27, 9:30-11 a.m.

Class Scheduler Tools (NEW)

  • Monday, March 2, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 5, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Class Scheduler Refresher

  • Friday, March 6, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Registration through HRIS is required. See Using HRIS to register for classes. If the current dates and times do not match your schedule, contact Fred Darkow at fdarkow@ksu.edu for more options.

K-State Mediasite webinar spring series

Mediasite logoInformation Technology Services continues the Mediasite webinar training series this spring with three new topics highlighting powerful features offered through Mediasite. Learn about the benefits of closed captions and how you can implement them in your Mediasite presentations during the 10 a.m. webinar on Feb. 17. The Mar. 23 webinar will introduce options for downloading your Mediasite content, and the final spring webinar Apr. 13 will discuss how best to leverage the insightful presentation analytics built into the My Mediasite portal.

Each 30-minute program is scheduled on a Monday at 10 a.m. and offered through Zoom.

The 2020 spring semester schedule includes:

Continue reading “K-State Mediasite webinar spring series”

Qualtrics demonstration scheduled for February 12

Join Qualtrics representatives on February 12 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. in the Flint Hills Room, K-State Student Union for a demonstration of new features in Qualtrics along with a walkthrough of use cases for the student experience journey.

Qualtrics started in higher education 20 years ago, and since then, the company has learned a lot about what Experience Management (XM) in education truly means. The goal is to brief campus users on the future of Experience Management and how to use experience data to drive decision making through role-based dashboards, automated analytics, and closed-loop feedback for faculty, students, parents, and community.

Those wanting to join using Zoom, the meeting URL is qualtrics.zoom.us/j/688042683 .

There will be time at the end of the presentation to discuss individual needs.

HRIS and KSIS monthly maintenance scheduled Feb. 8-9

Information Technology Services will perform scheduled monthly maintenance on the HRIS and KSIS systems from 10 p.m., Sat., Feb. 8, through 6 a.m., Sun., Feb. 9. The maintenance will keep our systems up-to-date and secure. Both HRIS and KSIS will not be accessible during the maintenance. Once applied, both systems will be brought back up for your use. Thank you to campus for your patience as we work to maintain our IT systems.

February 13: Introduction to Qualtrics training

Qualtrics surveys can be used for event registrations, satisfaction surveys, online forms, academic research, training, and more. Join us for an Introduction to Qualtrics training session from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, February 13, in 306 Calvin Hall. All students, faculty, and staff who use this research suite are welcome to attend.

Topics to be covered:

  • Create and manage surveys
  • Customize the look and feel
  • Collaborate with others
  • Use block options and survey flow
  • Use display and skip logic
  • Distribute a survey
  • Run and analyze reports

Graduate and undergraduate students must work with an advisor/supervisor for access to Qualtrics using this request form.

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