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Purchase student parking permits

As students arrive at K-State, they need to purchase a permit to park their vehicles on campus.  To purchase a parking permit for K-State lots, everyone must use the Parking Services web site.

For step by step directions on purchasing a permit, go to the article Purchase a Parking Permit.  Permits available include these parking options:

  • Visitor
  • Motorcycle
  • Garage
  • Dorm
  • Campus lots

Shuttle buses are also available.  For additional questions, visit the Parking Services web page, http://www.k-state.edu/parking/, or contact K-State Parking Services at (785) 532-7275 or parking@ksu.edu.

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”

Getting Started with Canvas course for students

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K-State Online is a collection of systems and tools that support online teaching and learning at Kansas State University. At the core of K-State Online is the Canvas Learning Management System. Whether you are an experienced K-State Online Canvas user or new to the LMS, we have compiled some tips to help you through the fall 2017 semester in the Getting Started with Canvas course for students. Continue reading “Getting Started with Canvas course for students”

Getting started with Canvas course for instructors

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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 fall 2017 semester in the Getting started with Canvas course for instructors. Continue reading “Getting started with Canvas course for instructors”

UDOIT is now available in K-State Online

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The Universal Design Online content Inspection Tool (pronounced “You Do It”) allows faculty to identify accessibility issues in K-State Online courses. UDOIT will scan a course, generate a report, and provide resources on how to address common accessibility issues specific to the Canvas environment. Continue reading “UDOIT is now available in K-State Online”

Border firewall successfully replaced

In the early morning hours of August 14, ITS successfully replaced the firewall at the campus border connection to the internet.  All connections were up and stable by 2:30 a.m. and traffic was flowing normally.  ITS staff continue to monitor critical systems, but no further issues are ongoing or expected.  If you experience network connectivity issues please contact the IT Help Desk at 532-7722 or helpdesk@ksu.edu.

Border firewall replacement rescheduled for Monday, August 14

K-State Information Technology Services rescheduled the border firewall replacement for 12:01-6 a.m. Monday, August 14. The university’s Polytechnic and Olathe campuses will experience the same outage as the Manhattan campus.

This will disrupt all campus connections to the internet and will impact anyone on the campus network attempting to connect to services off campus as well as anyone off campus trying to connect to services hosted on campus.

If you experience connectivity problems at or after 8 a.m on Monday morning, please contact the IT Help Desk at 785-532-7722 or by email — as available — at helpdesk@k-state.edu. Updates will be posted periodically as available throughout the maintenance period to the IT Status Page.

Canvas Teacher app available for iOS and Android phones and tablets

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The Canvas Teacher app is now available for iOS and Android phones and tablets. The Canvas Teacher app allows teachers to manage their courses and use Canvas more efficiently from a mobile device.

Canvas Teacher replaces the existing Android and iOS SpeedGrader apps. Existing users may continue to use the legacy SpeedGrader app though it will no longer be supported. Additionally, the Android Canvas Teacher Tools app has been discontinued. SpeedGrader will no longer be supported for mobile devices.  SpeedGrader is still available for use and supported in K-State Online, and is included in the new Canvas Teacher app. Continue reading “Canvas Teacher app available for iOS and Android phones and tablets”

Grade submission deadlines for summer 2017

Grades for the summer 2017 term are due by 5 p.m. Friday, August 18. The August 18day after the instructor approves and submits the grades in KSIS they are posted to students’ academic records. Grades are posted every 24 hours so students can view their grades the day after the instructor submits them.

More information about grade submission deadlines are available from the Final Grade Submission Information – Summer 2017 page.  For information about submitting grades from K-State Online to KSIS, see Copy Final Grades from K-State Online to KSIS.

New KSIS navigation for students

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K-State’s Student Information System (KSIS) was successfully upgraded to version 9.2 over the summer. KSIS 9.2 has a new navigation, personalization options, and mobile-friendly features for iOS and Android devices.

The new Student Homepage provides quick and easy access to content most often used by students. Continue reading “New KSIS navigation for students”