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K-State Online April updates

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Updates to Canvas were released on April 21. Canvas operates on a monthly release cycle, with features added or updated every three weeks.

To see all the new features and fixed bugs, view the complete April 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 April updates”

K-State Olathe now part of the K-State Mobile app

Image of mobile appThe K-State Mobile app now includes K-State Olathe, and you can set the app location to the Olathe campus.

To change your app location, scroll to the bottom of the screen. Tap My Location and choose the Manhattan Campus, Polytechnic Campus, or K-State Olathe.

The K-State Mobile app connects students, faculty and staff with the resources they need, right at their fingertips:

  • Check your class schedule
  • Use an interactive map
  • Get assistance
  • Connect to campus activities

The K-State Mobile app is available on both the Apple App Store and Google Play.

K-State Online updates

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Updates to Canvas were released on March 31. Canvas operates on a monthly release cycle, with features added or updated every three weeks.

To see all the new features and fixed bugs, view the complete March 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”

KSIS: Processing Minors session offered April 11

A “Processing Minors” training session is now available for K-State employees who approve minors for students who are graduating. The training session is 10 -11 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, in 306 Calvin Hall.

Registration through HRIS is required. For more information, see the article Using HRIS to register for classes.

If you are unable to attend a session for Processing Minors, please contact Fred Darkow at 785-532-3138 or fdarkow@k-state.edu to discuss training availability.

Grading in KSIS training for Spring 2018 now available

Grading in KSIS training is available for faculty and staff who are involved in submitting grades at the end of the spring 2018 term. Training topics include:

  • Transferring grades from Canvas to KSIS
  • Manually entering grades in KSIS
  • Updating grades in KSIS
  • Submitting a Grade Change Request form in KSIS
  • Q&A for grade submission at K-State

All sessions take place in 306 Calvin Hall.

  • Wednesday, April 23, 2-3 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 24, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

To attend, sign up in HRIS (see the sign-up instructions). Walk-in attendees are welcome.

If you are unable to attend a session for Grading in KSIS but would like to receive training, contact Fred Darkow at 785-532-3138 or fdarkow@k-state.edu to discuss availability.

Grad students and advisers: No word limit in abstracts; ETDR walk-in help April 16-20

The spring semester deadline for submitting theses and dissertations to the Graduate School is 5 p.m. Friday, April 20.  Electronic theses, dissertations, and reports (ETDRs) must be submitted as PDFs through the K-REx repository.

Abstracts no longer have a word limit.  The Graduate School removed the abstract word limit for spring 2018 and on in the ETDR Guidelines (see “Required Sections”).  Other webpages and documentation are being updated.  The ETDR Handbook and ETDR writing templates will be updated this summer.

Three walk-in ETDR sessions are scheduled April 16-20, the ETDR semester deadline week, for help on Word, PDF conversion, K-REx, etc.

  • Monday, April 16 — 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 18 — 3-6 p.m.
  • Friday, April 20 — 1-5 p.m.

All sessions are in the Media Development Center, 213 Hale Library (adjacent to the IT Help Desk).  The MDC has both Windows and Mac computers, and all have Acrobat Pro for best PDF conversion.  Continue reading “Grad students and advisers: No word limit in abstracts; ETDR walk-in help April 16-20”

April 3: SumnerOne Copier Day training

Representatives from SumnerOne will host a Copier Day training day from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Tuesday, Apr. 3, in BB 1092 College of Business. This event is free to all K-Staters.

Scheduled training sessions will focus on the recently delivered copiers with an opportunity for Q&A during each session. Additionally, there will be discussion on support options for various brands of printers and printer supplies.

Schedule

  • 10-10:45 a.m.Open House – Meet and Greet
  • 10:45-11:30 a.m.Using Your Copier – Office Professionals/Power Users
    – Overview of the most common functions. Print, Copy, Scan to…
    – More advanced functions and Apps
    – Q&A
  • 11:30 a.m.-noonManaged Print Service – Office Professionals/Unit Managers/System Admins
    – Not just copiers – We can help with your printer needs too
    – Printer choices/Printer supplies – Maintenance – Service
    – Overview of how it can work for your department
    – Q&A
  • Noon-1:15 p.m.Open House – Meet and Greet – Everyone (Come and Go)
    – SumnerOne specialists on hand
  • 1:15 p.m.Network Administration – System Admins
    – Overview, specifics for System Admins, and other tech-minded users
    – Connectivity, security, working with our Service Team
    – General and specific Q&A – Session goes as long as needed

If you have any questions, contact Kevin Shippy (kshippy@ksu.edu).

K-State Online March updates

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Updates to Canvas were released on March 10. Canvas operates on a monthly release cycle, with features added or updated every three weeks.

To see all the new features and fixed bugs, view the complete March 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 March updates”

Chief Information Security Officer candidate interviews

The next round of candidates for the Chief Information Security Officer will be on campus March 14 and March 16. Application materials for each candidate and a link to the candidate feedback form is available on the CISO website. There are two opportunities to meet with each candidate.

Wed., Mar. 14 – Chad Currier, Manager Information Security, Novant Health

  • Open forum – 10:15 a.m. in 146G/H in the Unger Complex
  • SIRT forum and distributed IT staff – 1 p.m. in 146G Unger Complex

Fri., Mar. 16 – Homer Manila, Network Security Admin/InfoSec Engineer/Cyber Security Engineer III, American University, Washington DC

  • Open forum – 10:15 a.m. in 146G/H in the Unger Complex
  • SIRT forum and distributed IT staff – 1 p.m. in 146G Unger Complex

You can also join the open forums via Zoom.

Please join us in interviewing the CISO candidates. Videos will be posted to the CISO website.

 

K-State Online summer and fall 2018 automatic course creation

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The summer and fall 2018 course shells (with the exception of 900-level courses) have been created in K-State Online. Instructors now have the ability to make changes to their courses to prepare for summer and fall. Enrollments in KSIS will be automatically updated in K-State Online as they occur.  Continue reading “K-State Online summer and fall 2018 automatic course creation”