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Advising in KSIS training dates now available for Spring 2020

Training dates for Advising in KSIS are now available for the spring 2020 sessions. Sessions focus on the KSU Advisor Center functions. Full-time advisors and faculty advisors are encouraged to attend. Registration through HRIS is required. See Using HRIS to register for classes.

Advising training now available

The following Advising in KSIS sessions are provided in 306 Calvin Hall on the Manhattan campus.  The available times are:

  • Mon., Feb. 3, 10:30 a.m.-noon
  • Tues., Feb 4, 3:30-5 p.m.
  • Wed., Feb. 5, 1:30-3 p.m.
  • Fri., Feb. 7, 9:30-11 a.m.

Topics covered during the sessions include, but are not limited to:

  • Advisee information pages
  • Running and viewing a DARS audit
  • Removing advising flags
  • Viewing program/plan history
  • Viewing test scores

For more information on current advising processes, visit the KSIS for advisors web page.  See the KSIS training web page for additional classes.

If the available training sessions do not meet your schedule, please contact Fred Darkow at fdarkow@ksu.edu for further training options.

CRM introduction training scheduled for Jan. and Feb.

CRM Introduction Training has been scheduled for Jan. 14, Jan. 29, Feb. 3, and Feb. 28. All training sessions will be in Calvin Hall 306, and training will last for 1.5 hours. Training sessions are limited to 20 people per session. You must be enrolled in the session to attend.

To sign up for training, sign in to HRIS.

  1. Under Self Service, choose Learning and Development, then KSU Training Enrollment.
  2. On the Request Training Enrollment page, look for CRM Introduction WIT310.
  3. Select View Available Sessions.
  4. Select the Session you would like to attend.
  5. Select Continue.

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Register for the 2020 Top Hat Info Session today!

What is Top Hat?

Top Hat is a classroom engagement system that has been integrated with K-State’s Canvas. Many instructors are using the platform in their classrooms this spring through the use of quick questions and discussions to increase student participation and engagement and receive real-time feedback. The questions and attendance scores can automatically be tracked and synced into Canvas.

K-State has signed an agreement with Top Hat to provide a lower fee structure for students, who can purchase a $24 semester subscription with access to all courses using Top Hat within the semester.

Who is the Top Hat Info Session for?

This session is for:

  • Instructors who have not yet seen or heard about the platform
  • Instructors who did not have time in the past to take a look at the platform
  • Instructors who are not sure yet of how they can use active learning platform in class
  • Instructors who want to hear from K-State faculty’s experience using the platform

When is the Top Hat Info Session taking place? 

Amanda Laila, the K-State Top Hat Consultant will run the information session on Wednesday, January 15, 1:30-3:30 p.m. in the Big 12 room, K-State Student Union.

Submit your registration.

Participants will learn how to create an active learning environment in the classroom by implementing core Top Hat functionalities in order to boost student engagement, participation and motivation.

Logistics: 
Eligibility: All faculty members (tenured, tenure-track, or term) and staff with a teaching role who have a genuine interest in learning about and building on their current Top Hat knowledge are encouraged to attend. This event is limited to 25 individuals, who will be selected on the first come-first served basis.
Questions?
Would you like a one-on-one Top Hat training?
K-State’s dedicated Top Hat representative is Amanda Laila. Contact Amanda via email at amanda.laila@tophatmonocle.com or book an appointment via her calendar webpage.

HRIS and KSIS monthly maintenance scheduled Jan. 4

Jan 4 imageInformation Technology Services will perform scheduled monthly maintenance on HRIS and KSIS 10 p.m., Sat., Jan. 4. The maintenance is expected to take 4 hours, both HRIS and KSIS will not be accessible during this time. Thank you to campus for your patience as we work to maintain our IT systems.

Mediasite webinars available on-demand

The fall semester’s live Mediasite webinars are available for on-demand playback. The K-State Mediasite webinar series features important topics for faculty and staff, including in-video quizzing, working with channels and shared folders, and other useful tips and tricks in Mediasite.

Don’t know what Mediasite is or how it can help you? Want to learn more? See k-state.edu/mediasite/help for step-by-step instructions, detailed tutorial videos, and other helpful resources that will help you get the most out of Mediasite.

Coming soon, there will be an announcement of spring Mediasite webinars, including topics like presentation analytics, closed captioning, and downloading Mediasite content. Details will be posted at k-state.edu/mediasite.

Mediasite is an online video capture, management, and playback system, much like YouTube but with more features, better security, and easy integration into Canvas. Mediasite enables faculty to offer digital media-enriched content to their students.

Reminder: new Canvas Gradebook coming Dec. 29

The Canvas Gradebook will be automatically updated to the New Gradebook for January Intersession, spring 2020, and all future courses on Sun., Dec. 29. Instructors do not need to manually turn on the New Gradebook.

The New Gradebook offers several enhanced features, including:

  • A better user experience addressing user-suggested improvements
  • Support for flexible late/missing assignment policies
  • New Grade Posting Policy options that replace the idea of ‘muting’ an assignment
  • Improved organization options, communication, grading workflow enhancements, and accessibility support

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ITS receives 2019 E&I Cloud Leadership Award

Information Technology (IT) is the recipient of the 2019 E&I Cloud Leadership Award for Hybrid IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service)/PaaS (Platform as a Service). The award recognizes the work of IT staff for their achievements through the innovative use of cloud-first technology. K-State was chosen because of the extensive planning process, the complexity of the project, the hybrid approach to the cloud strategy, and the speed of implementation. There were over 100 applicants for the awards within six categories.

While the fire in Hale accelerated the timeline to move systems to the cloud, K-State was in the process of developing the IT Strategic Plan with a priority to modernize the IT infrastructure and move critical services to the cloud.
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