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New webpage for forms to request IT services

Forms for many ITS services are now available in one location on the ITS website for you to quickly scan, review, and submit requests:

  • Enrollment-based mailing list
  • Email alias
  • E-note university memo
  • File restoration for central email and folders
  • Group eID
  • K-State internal mailing list
  • LAN Technologies file restoration
  • LISTSERV mailing list
  • Project space
  • Special access eID (general use, incomplete student, and K-State Alerts)
  • Survey population
  • Webpage registration

Many of these forms were previously available on the Computing and Telecommunications Services website. If necessary, update your bookmarks to point to www.k-state.edu/its/forms.

K-State Online upgrades scheduled March 2

K-State Online will be unavailable 7-7:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 2, during a planned upgrade to version 9.4. Service will be restored as soon as possible. For the complete list of new features and resolved issues, see the K-State Online 9.4 Release Notes.

Course owners and instructors will not need to complete any additional steps following the upgrade. Courses will appear as before, but will include the version 9.4 improvements.

Wimba maintenance and downtime scheduled March 4

Wimba will be undergo maintenance 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, March 4. During the maintenance period, Wimba (and all archived classrooms) will be unavailable for approximately 2-3 hours. Check your K-State Online Organizer on Friday for the approximate start and end times that Wimba will be unavailable.

It’s recommended that you don’t schedule any Wimba sessions during the maintenance period. Continue reading “Wimba maintenance and downtime scheduled March 4”

Axio Survey upgrades scheduled Wednesday, Jan. 26

Axio Survey (surveys.k-state.edu) will be unavailable 7:30-8 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, during a planned upgrade to version 3.1. Service will be restored as soon as possible. Axio Survey is the free, web-based survey and reporting tool for academic research; university and college business; and feedback collection. It is available to faculty, staff, and students.

This upgrade includes new features including:

K-State Online: Reuse your course for spring semester

If you’re teaching the same course that you previously taught (even if it was two years ago), you can reuse your assignments, files, message boards, and other course work such as announcements instead of deleting or starting a brand new course.

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New webpage for non-standard class drop/refund deadlines

The Registrar’s Office has developed a new webpage that outlines all drop and refund deadlines for non-standard classes.

A non-standard class is simply a class that meets for a shorter or longer period of time than a regular session class. Regular-session drop deadlines and refund deadlines are posted on the K-State Academic Calendar.  Non-standard drop and refund deadlines are prorated based on the start and end date of a class.

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2009-2010 Undergraduate and Graduate catalogs online

June 1 marks the release of the 2009-2010 Undergraduate and Graduate catalogs online, available from catalog.k-state.edu. The electronic catalog implemented last year will be published on a yearly basis. The previous year’s catalog will be available as an archived copy in the catalog drop-down menu, found in the upper right-hand corner of each catalog page.

Since the online catalog can be edited on a day-to-day basis, the university will wait until the actual date of appointment to make text changes such as replacing “President Wefald” with incoming “President Schulz”.

If you have any feedback regarding the catalog, contact Ellen Reynolds (ellenr@k-state.edu) for the Undergraduate Catalog, and Shannon Fox (gradinfo@k-state.edu) for the Graduate Catalog.

Optimize websites for mobile-phone access

With the increasing popularity of Internet-enabled phones (specifically Wi-Fi-enabled phones like the Apple iPhone), it is advisable that web developers test their webpages on phones to see how they will be displayed to a user on a phone. One of the main issues with mobile phones, of course, is that the screen is much smaller than a typical desktop monitor or laptop.

To remedy this problem, it is fairly simple to create a mobile-optimized version of a website and present the content in a more legible format.  Recently, the Registrar’s Office put into production a mobile-optimized (specifically iPhone/iPod touch) version of their website.

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Change KATS links to iSIS, use new links for K-State catalogs

Now is a great time to change content on department/unit websites to reflect two new systems that were introduced in 2008.

  1. All links that point to KATS (kats.k-state.edu) should be updated to point to iSIS (isis.k-state.edu).
  2. The K-State Catalogs were also upgraded, and the links to both the Undergraduate and Graduate catalogs should be updated.

iPhone configuration for K-State e-mail

With the recent news that AT&T is now officially in the Manhattan market, the use of iPhones by K-Staters is sure to increase.  One of the primary draws for having a smartphone is the ability to get your e-mail on your phone. Setting up K-State e-mail account on the iPhone is very straightforward.

The detailed steps to accomplish setup are outlined in the iPhone User Guide, but it’s pretty intuitive even without the guide.  The following are the configuration settings specific to K-State and IMAP:

  1. Incoming mail server is imap.ksu.edu
  2. Outgoing mail server is auth.smtp.ksu.edu
  3. For Outgoing mail, make sure Use SSL is ON.  Server port is 587.

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