CrashPlan backup solution available to campus departments

by Jonathan Sala

CrashPlan is an online service that stores backups of files from a user’s workstation, laptop, or desktop computer to the Internet cloud and makes the backups available off-campus or remotely.  Users can select the directories to be backed up or use the default K-State profile backup.

CrashPlan can be installed on up to four workstations for $6 a month per person.  Business units will be billed twice a year for their employees who use the service.  To obtain the CrashPlan software, contact the system administrator for your business unit or the IT Help Desk.

Strong encryption is used to store the data.  CrashPlan will back up files in a continuous, invisible, uninterrupted manner and will send a periodic report of the status of your backup.

Any computer that uses Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, or Solaris can be backed up with CrashPlan.  In addition, any Apple, Android, or Windows mobile device can pull a file from the archive of any of your computers or check the status of the backup being done on your computers.

Every backed up file, and every version of it, can be stored for as long as you specify, even if you accidentally delete the file.  You can restore any or all files to a particular date in the past.  Self-service restoration activities can be done using a web interface or through a mobile client.

For more information, contact the IT Help Desk,, 785-532-7722.

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K-State Online: One-on-one help sessions now available for Canvas


by Information Technology Services

One-on-one help sessions are now available for instructors upgrading their courses to K-State Online powered by Canvas. Instructors can schedule an appointment to meet with a Canvas expert to review their course and answer questions. Continue reading

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Office 365: New features to be released the week of March 9

by Information Technology Services

During the week of March 9, Information Technology Services will release the following new features for Office 365:

  • OneDrive, a file-storage space that provides 1 terabyte (1TB) of storage that can be synced across all your devices
  • Office Online, a web-based version of Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote)
  • Office ProPlus, which provides desktop and mobile app versions of Microsoft Office

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Class Scheduler Refresher training now available

Training classes for administrators with the Class Scheduler permission are now available for the spring 2015 term. These classes are designed for those who have performed the Class Scheduler function previously and is not recommended for those new to the process. Training sessions discuss steps used by class schedulers and also use a discussion format to gain knowledge from the experience of other class schedulers.

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K-State Online: Countdown to Canvas deadline Dec. 31

by Information Technology Services

Dec31The deadline for upgrading K-State Online Classic courses to Canvas is only nine months away! All courses need to be delivered using Canvas by Dec. 31. Continue reading

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Grad students: Don’t miss ETDR thesis/dissertation overviews in March

The Graduate School, K-State Libraries, and the Information Technology Assistance Center are offering two overviews in March on the Electronic Theses, Dissertations, and Reports program (ETDR).

  • Wednesday, March 4, 1-3 p.m. in Union 209
  • Thursday, March 26, 1:30-3:30 p.m. in Union 207 

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K-State Online: Sign-up now for Canvas training in March

by Information Technology Services

CanvasTrainingAre you starting to think about next semester? You’ve been hearing about making the upgrade to K-State Online powered by Canvas, and now you can get a head start on your next semester by learning how to use Canvas. Continue reading

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Free classes on 3D printing, audio production, Dreamweaver, and Adobe tools

by Jahvelle Rhone

Faculty/staff and students are invited to participate in these hands-on classes that are offered each semester by the Media Development Center. No enrollment is needed; just stop by 213 Hale Library at the times and dates below.  Most sessions are offered on two dates for the convenience of the K-State community.  Continue reading

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K-State Online: Canvas walk-in workshop today

by Information Technology Services

UpgradeCanvasGrab your laptop and stop by the Canvas walk-in workshop today 1:30-3:30 p.m. in the K-State Student Union, Staterooms 1 & 2. Help is available on a first-come, first-served basis. You will need to bring a laptop with you to access your course. Continue reading

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iPad user meeting Feb. 12: iPad Web Browser Comparison

By Mary Hammel

Join the iPad User Group as we compare web browsers for the iPad. The meeting is from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, in 21 Bluemont Hall. This event is open to all K-Staters.   Continue reading

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