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Author: bcad

Free tool: Firebug (web development tools)

Price: Free (freeware)

• Firefox web browser
• PC, Mac, or Linux

Where to get it: See the “Installing” section below

What it is: Firebug is an HTML/Style Sheet debugging add-in for the Firefox web browser.

What it does: “Firebug integrates with Firefox to put a wealth of web development tools at your fingertips while you browse. You can edit, debug, and monitor CSS, HTML, and JavaScript live in any web page.” (taken from the Firebug website: getfirebug.com/whatisfirebug)

Feature highlights

  1. Inspect and modify HTML code in real time through Firefox
  2. JavaScript debugger
  3. Network usage and performance metrics
  4. Tools to aid in CSS layout and formats

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Textbook enhancement in iSIS

The iSIS enhancements to add a textbook icon to students’ enrollment shopping carts and course schedules occurred in mid-March, just in time for fall enrollment. Students with multiple courses in their enrollment shopping cart or on their class schedule can now see all of the textbooks associated with their courses in a single view on the Varney’s website shopping cart, by clicking on the textbook icon.

textbook icon displayed in iSIS

Clicking that icon will display a list of all the required textbooks for the listed classes. For full instructions, see Viewing your textbooks in iSIS Help.

Advisors: Training on the new Advisor Center, and Intro to K-State 8

Having a hard time finding information for or about your students in the Advisor Center?  Do you know how to transition your students to the new K-State 8 general education requirements?  How can you and students see how their existing coursework applies to K-State 8?

Come find the answers to these questions and more.  See the Advising in iSIS section in iSIS Help for a list of classes and instructions for enrolling.

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Advisor training for K-State 8 and iSIS Upgrade

Kansas State University will be implementing the new K-State 8 General Education (K-State 8) requirements beginning with the upcoming enrollment period.  Come learn about the new requirements, how you, as an advisor, will help continuing students decide whether to stay with the current University General Education (UGE) requirements or transition to the new K-State 8.  Also learn how to navigate the new Advisor Center resulting from the recent iSIS upgrade.  The schedule for the training sessions are listed below.  Register for these sessions through HRIS (see the HRIS registration process for details on registration).  All advisors are requested to attend these sessions.

iSIS Advisor Training Schedule (All sessions are held in Fairchild 9)

  • Mon., Jan. 24 9-10am
  • Tues., Jan. 25 2-3pm
  • Wed., Jan. 26 10-11am
  • Fri., Jan. 28 1-2pm
  • Mon., Jan. 31 10-11am
  • Tues., Feb. 1 9-10am
  • Thur., Feb. 3 2-3pm
  • Fri., Feb. 4 10-11am
  • Tues., Feb. 8 2-3pm
  • Wed., Feb. 9 11am-12noon
  • Thur., Feb. 10 8-9am
  • Fri., Feb 11 9-10am

In addition to these sessions, training can be brought to your college or department on request.  To request sessions for your population, contact the iSIS Training Coordinator at bcad@ksu.edu.

iSIS grade-submission deadlines Tuesday, Dec. 21

Reminder:  Grades must be approved in iSIS by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21. Grades being copied from K-State Online must be in iSIS by 4 p.m. that day.

These grades must still be approved in iSIS. All grades that are not approved in iSIS will be marked with an “NR” and will need to be changed through a paper grade-change form.  For assistance, contact the IT Help Desk, 785-532-7722, helpdesk@k-state.edu.