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Mobile printing now available in computer labs

Over the summer, ITS staff implemented the ability to print from mobile devices in the university Print station in Hale Librarycomputing labs, K-State InfoCommons in Hale Library, and the new College of Business building. This will allow patrons to print from both iOS and Android phones and tablets to PaperCut printers located in these areas. Once the job is sent to the printer, it can be released from the print release stations just like a job submitted from a computer. This provides a more convenient way of submitting print jobs without needing to find a computer in the labs or bringing a laptop to campus.

Instructions:

Limited, free laser printing is available to all students, faculty, and staff via their K-State eID and password; $10 is allocated per person each fall and spring semester, and $5 each summer. When those amounts are expended, the funds on your Wildcat Card can be used for pay-for-printing. Unused balances do not carry forward to the next semester.

More information on printing and other services offered in university computing labs can be found on the University computing labs and K-State InfoCommons website. For questions, contact the IT Help Desk at (785)532-7722 or helpdesk@k-state.edu.

Grad students and faculty: Weekly ETDR walk-in clinics for fall 2016

Students who need faster help on thesis and dissertation formatting — and solutions for pesky Microsoft Word problems — can attend walk-in Electronic Theses, Dissertations, and Reports (ETDR) clinics 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. every Tuesday from Aug. 23-Nov. 8.  All sessions are in 301A Hale Library.

The first session is Tuesday, Aug. 23.  Bring a laptop and your lunch.  Leave as soon as your questions are answered, or stay and learn about ETDR resources and how to use Word more efficiently.

Continue reading “Grad students and faculty: Weekly ETDR walk-in clinics for fall 2016”

A new interface for Qualtrics

On Tuesday, Aug. 17, K-State transitioned to the new Qualtrics interface which is called the Qualtrics Insight Platform. As part of this update, Qualtrics introduced new features, including a new projects framework, more options for distributing surveys, and an improved way to view responses and results.

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Resources

If you have any questions, contact Rebecca Gould (ragou@ksu.edu)

Getting started with Canvas in fall 2016

by Information Technology Servicesstart

Whether you are an experienced K-State Online Canvas user or new to teaching with the LMS, we have compiled some tips and tricks to help you through the semester in the Getting started with Canvas course for instructors. Continue reading “Getting started with Canvas in fall 2016”

K-State Online: Updates from the summer

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Several updates have been made to K-State Online during the summer months. To catch up on all the K-State Online updates, see below. To see all the new features and fixed bugs in Canvas, view the Canvas Release Notes. Continue reading “K-State Online: Updates from the summer”

Phone cable replacement Aug 11-14

Networking & Telecommunications Services needs to replace cable that was
damaged last year when the steam tunnels were flooded. While a fix has
been in place, the work occurring next weekend will permanently repair the cable. Repairs will occur outside of normal working hours and will only affect telephone lines and not data connections.

Work begins on Thursday, August 11 at 5 p.m. The first building to be repaired will be Anderson Hall. Service work will be completed during the evening and telephones in Anderson Hall will be back in operation by 8 a.m. Friday morning. Phone cable replacement will continue after 5 p.m. on Friday, August 12 and run through the weekend.

All phones should be operational by 8 a.m. Monday morning, August 15. If
users experience any outages after these repairs, please call the repair line at 532-7111. Updates will be posted on the www.ksu.edu/its/status page.

Buildings where phone cable will be repaired include:
Anderson Hall
Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art
Calvin Hall
Fairchild Hall
Kedzie Hall
McCain Auditorium
Nichols Hall
Thompson Hall

Grad advisers and students: ETDR walk-in help sessions Aug. 9-12

Friday, Aug. 12, is the summer deadline for submitting theses and dissertations to the Graduate School.  Students who need faster help formatting their theses and dissertations can attend the Electronic Theses, Dissertations, and Reports walk-in sessions scheduled this week.  All sessions are in the Media Development Center, 213 Hale Library:

  • Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2-5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 10, 9 a.m.-noon
  • Thursday, Aug. 11, 2-5 p.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 12, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

ETDR help includes:

  • Formatting and fixes in Microsoft Word
  • Reviewing your ETDR to meet Graduate School requirements
  • Converting to PDF
  • Submitting ETDRs to the Graduate School and K-REx system

For distance students, one-on-one ETDR meetings are available via email, phone, and Zoom webconferences by using the ETDR request form (requires K-State eID/password).  For more resources and services, see the ETDR website.

K-State Online August updates

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Updates to Canvas were released on Aug. 8. 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 August 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 August updates”

K-State Online: Walk-in help sessions scheduled for 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 August. Continue reading “K-State Online: Walk-in help sessions scheduled for August”

K-State Online updates in July

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Updates to Canvas were released on July 16. 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 July 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 updates in July”