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Final CRM open session April 25 on managing and improving student-university relationships

As part of the Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) Plan, an initiative is underway to select a university-wide Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) solution that will improve the management of student  relationships. The new CRM system will be used to foster collaboration university-wide to enhance recruitment, enrollment, and student success.

To assist the Project Team in reviewing RFP materials and preparing for vendor demonstrations, we want to hear from you. The last open session for anyone who would like to share their feedback is 1:30-3 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in 207 K-State Student Union. If you are unable to attend in person, join the meeting via Zoom: ksu.zoom.us/s/946254621. Continue reading “Final CRM open session April 25 on managing and improving student-university relationships”

April 25: Top Hat Certification Day Agenda

Top Hat CertificationYou still have time to register for the Top Hat Certification Day which is 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. April 25,  Big 12 room, in the K-State Student Union. 

Top Hat, a classroom engagement system that has been integrated with Canvas, is growing in adoption at K-State. Come join us for the day to see if this is a tool for you or to enhance your skills if you are already using the tool.

Agenda for the day

  • 9:30 a.m. – Registration
  • 10:00 a.m. – noon – Drive Effective Student Behaviours outside of class
    This sessionwill provide insight on different assignment styles and how to use Top Hat for comprehension, feedback, motivation and improvement before class.
  • Noon – 1:30 p.m. – Lunch / Faculty Q & A Session (Cottonwood Room)
    Faculty who currently use Top hat in a few unique ways will share insights on topics such as the use of technology in the classroom, techniques to improve engagement and the use of interactive content outside of the classroom.
  • 1:30 – 3 p.m. – Creating an Active Learning environment during class
    This session will include advanced techniques that fit to many pedagogical styles including using Top Hat in a flipped classroom, for group work and in a more traditional lecture.

If you have any questions about the event or Top Hat usage at K-State, contact Scott Findeldei (curtain@ksu.edu).

April 24: Introduction to Qualtrics

Qualtrics surveys can be used for event registrations, satisfaction surveys, online forms, academic research, training, and more. Join us for an Introduction to Qualtrics training session from 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, in 306 Calvin Hall. All students, faculty, and staff who use this research suite are welcome to attend.

Topics to be covered:

  • Create and manage surveys
  • Customize the look and feel
  • Collaborate with others
  • Use block options and survey flow
  • Use display and skip logic
  • Distribute a survey
  • Run and analyze reports

Graduate and undergraduate students must work with an advisor/supervisor for access to Qualtrics using this request form.

Registration through HRIS is required. See Using HRIS to register for classes.

Canvas summer and fall 2019 courses have been created

The Automatic Course Creation for summer and fall 2019 is now complete. Course shells (with the exception of 900-level courses) have been created in Canvas. Student rosters will automatically be kept in sync with KSIS, with student drop/adds happening in near real-time. Changes to the course in KSIS will be reflected in the K-State Online course. To have a 900-level course created, contact the IT Help Desk.

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Grading in KSIS training for Spring 2019 now available

""Grading in KSIS training is available for faculty and staff who are involved in submitting grades at the end of the spring 2019 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.

  • Monday, April 29, 1:30 -2:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 30, 10-11 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 fdarkow@k-state.edu to discuss availability.

IT Update

UpdatesSpring is finally upon us. IT has many opportunities for blooming. Below are some examples.

Staff

Where are we on the reorganization process? The search committee is in the process of reviewing applications for four deputy CIO positions. Interviews will be scheduled in late April. Search committee members include Stacy Kovar, Brian Niehoff, and Fran Willbrant with Karen Pederson as an additional member serving on the Emerging Technology and Innovation position.

Service Operations

IT continues with Duo, two factor authentication, deployment. About 2,025 K-State employees have enrolled.

The plan for data center migration is moving forward. It has been approved by the State of Kansas and at the executive level at K-State.

During Spring Break, Networking and Telecommunications Services (NTS) updated the wireless in Eisenhower from 2.4GHz to 5 GHZ and added more access points to improve coverage.On the second floor, the team installed 13 access points (up from three). NTS also removed the old access points from the other floors and installed the new 5GHz access points.

The Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) project team has been formed.  The RFP due date was April 5 and the bid review team will be working over the next week to identify a list of recommended vendors to invite for on campus demos.  Listening sessions continue through April 30th.  You can find more details at http://blogs.ksu.edu/crm .

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Apr. 19: Tapping Social Media Data with NCapture and NVivo 12 Plus

“Tapping Social Media Data with NCapture and NVivo 12 Plus” will be offered 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, Apr. 19, in 306 Calvin Hall (a computer lab). This presentation provides an overview of the NCapture browser add-on (to Google Chrome and Microsoft IE) as a tool for extracting information from social media platforms and will explore how the extracted data is analyzed using NVivo 12 Plus, a qualitative and mixed methods data analysis tool. (The NVivo for Mac now enables this functionality as well.)

NVIVO

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KSIS: Processing Minors session offered April 23

A “Processing Minors” training session is now available for K-State employees who approve minors for students who are graduating. The training session is 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, in 306 Calvin Hall.

Processing Minors in KSIS Training Now Available

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 fdarkow@k-state.edu to discuss training availability.

April 15: Windows Software Update Service (WSUS) will push Creators Update 1709

Windows updateOn Thurs., Apr. 15, Windows Software Update Service (WSUS) will push Creators Update 1709 to all applicable Windows 10 computers connected to the central WSUS server. Once the install files are downloaded to the computer, the update will require Windows to restart. You have the option to restart immediately or postpone the restart to a later time. Once the computer is restarted, the update will begin installing and the computer will be unusable during the install. It is estimated the install will take about an hour to complete.

See the K-State’s Windows Software Update Service (WSUS) knowledge base article for instructions on how to set up the service.

If you have any question, contact the IT Help Desk (helpdesk@ksu.edu or 532-7722).