Need help getting started with Qualtrics?

Introduction to Qualtrics, Tuesday May 3, 3:30-4:30 pm, 407 Hale LibraryRebecca Gould and Cathy Rodriguez will offer an Introduction to Qualtrics training session, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 3, in 407 Hale Library.

Qualtrics, one of the many tools and services available at K-State, used by K-Staters to create surveys. But did you know that you can use Qualtrics for other things, such as creating polls and managing event registration?

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K-State Online updates

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Updates to Canvas were released on April 23. 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 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

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K-State Online grading workshops April 29-May 4

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K-State Online Grading Workshops will be on April 29, May 3, and May 4 to provide assistance for instructors preparing to deliver final course grades. Note: the original date of May 5 has been rescheduled to May 4. There will be no workshop on May 5. Continue reading

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Check the K-State parking garage status online or from your phone

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Now you can quickly check to see if the K-State Parking Garage is open or full online or from your phone. To check the real-time status of the K-State Parking Garage, go to connect.k-state.edu/parking-garage/. The status of OPEN or FULL will be displayed for Students, Public, and Faculty/Staff. Continue reading

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Financial Information System successfully migrated to converged infrastructure

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Over the last eighteen months, Information Technology Services (ITS) staff along with vendor partners have been working to overhaul our aging information technology infrastructure. The process of modernizing the data center combines servers, storage, networking, virtualization and management in a single managed solution referred to as a converged infrastructure. Joe Lear, director of enterprise server technologies explained, “This updated environment will allow us to merge our current server infrastructure from over 300 physical servers to four server racks, expand our virtualization capabilities, reduce our space requirements, provide a more reliable and faster system for data delivery and storage, and reduce power and cooling needs for the data center.”

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Tech Tips Live! April 27: Useful apps for your IOS and Android devices

Tech Tips Live! logoAndrew Kuehler will present “Useful apps for your IOS and Android devices” at 3 p.m., April 27 via Zoom. The apps he will discuss include:

  • Office Lens
  • Google Keep
  • Swiftkey
  • GroupMe
  • ASUS File Manager – This is the Android only app

Join the session at ksu.zoom.us/j/738417925 a few minutes early so you don’t miss any of the discussion. Visit the Tech Tips Live! website for information about the series and to view videos of previous sessions.

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Required IT security awareness training for employees now available

Information Security and Compliance has released an online security awareness training module. The training introduces basic computer security concepts and good security practices. It takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. All K-State faculty, staff, and employed students are required to complete security awareness training.

To access the training:

  1. Go to www.ksu.edu/its/security.
  2. On the menu, click Security Training.
  3. Sign in with your eID and eID password.

Once you complete the training, your personnel record in HRIS will be updated within 24 hours. It will be listed under the Training Summary as IT Security Awareness (2016), with the course code WIT017.

For questions about your training record, please contact Samantha Roberts in Human Capital Services-Learning and Development at learning-develop-hr@ksu.edu or 532-1920. If you have questions about the security awareness training, contact the IT Help Desk at helpdesk@k-state.edu or 532-7722.

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Tech Tips Live! April 20: Improving research skills with the New Literacies Alliance

Tech Tips Live! logoJoelle Pitts will present “Improving Research Skills with the New Literacies Alliance” at 3 p.m., April 20 via Zoom.  The New Literacies Alliance project is a series of online lessons that can be embedded into canvas courses and cover the basics of information literacy, but focus on helping students think critically and evaluate the information they find. The session will cover:

  • Example lesson
  • How to embed the lessons in your Canvas courses
  • Options for leveraging the lessons and working with the Libraries

Join the session at ksu.zoom.us/j/738417925. Visit the Tech Tips Live! website for information about the series and to view videos of previous sessions.

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“NVivo 10 and 11 Advanced” rescheduled for April 29

“NVivo 10 and 11 Advanced” is a follow-up presentation from the “Introduction to NVivo 10 and 11” offered earlier in the semester. This training will be held 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, April 29, in 401B Hale Library.  

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NVivo 11 Plus New Project Screen

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Grad students: More ETDR walk-in clinics this week; less ETDR support on April 22 deadline

Limited ETDR support is available on Friday, April 22. Graduate students are encouraged to participate in one of the walk-in clinics scheduled earlier in the week. Here’s the full schedule of ETDR walk-in help clinics the week of April 18-22:

  • Tue, April 19 — 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 301A Hale Library
  • Wed, April 20 — 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 301A Hale Library
  • Wed, April 20 — 1-5 p.m., 407 Hale Library
  • Thu, April 21 — 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 301A Hale Library
  • Fri, April 22 — 1-5 p.m., 407 Hale Library

Walk-in clinics are the fastest way to get ETDR help and answers.  Although requests for individual, one-on-one meetings can be made via the ETDR Request Form (and may be necessary for distance students), the usual 24- to 48-hour response time may hinder students who need faster answers during the deadline week of April 18-22.

Top resources during ETDR submission deadlines

1. Graduation and ETDR submission checklist (plus deadlines)

2. Convert your ETDR to PDF

3. Select keywords and subject categories (tip: write them down).  See the Guidelines for selecting keywords, and also the List of ProQuest subject categories.

4. Submit your ETDR to K-REx for Graduate School review.  Watch the new 7-minute video of the K-REx submission process.

5. Doctoral students only: Submit your dissertation to ProQuest

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