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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.

Learn Office 365: Customizing the Outlook Web App

by Information Technology Services

You can customize the way the Outlook Web App looks and how messages are displayed by applying themes and editing the display settings.

Themes
The Outlook Web App comes with a number of themes for changing its look and feel.



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Register now for free, online Web design training; starts Feb. 13

Registration is now open for the free, online Web design training class being offered by the Information Technology Assistance Center this spring. The 12-week class begins Monday, Feb. 13, and is designed to introduce K-Staters to the fundamental concepts, terminology, and best practices of Web design.

The class is free and open to all current K-State employees and students.  It requires preregistration and purchasing the book Learning Web Design: A Beginner’s Guide to (X)HTML, Style Sheets, and Web Graphics, 3rd edition, by Jennifer Niederst Robbins.

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Register now for free, online Web Design training

Registration is now open for the free, online Web Design training class being offered by the Information Technology Assistance Center this fall. The 12-week class begins Monday, Sept. 12, and is designed to introduce K-Staters to the fundamental concepts, terminology, and best practices of web design. The class is free; open to all current K-State employees and students; and requires pre-registration.

The class will be conducted online via K-State Online and will cover:

  • HTML markup for structuring webpages
  • Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) for presentation in webpages
  • An overview of Adobe Dreamweaver Creative Suite 5.5

Each week, class members will be required to read articles and book chapters, view videos, and then complete and submit assigned exercises. The class will require purchasing a textbook and signing up for a free Dropbox account. Questions about the course can be sent to Sarah Silva (gr8ful@k-state.edu).

Register now for free, online Web Design training

Registration is now open for the free, online Web Design training class being offered by the Information Technology Assistance Center this spring. The 12-week class begins Monday, Jan. 24, and is designed to introduce K-Staters to the fundamental concepts, terminology, and best practices of web design. The class requires pre-registration.

The class will be conducted online via K-State Online and will cover:

  • HTML markup for structuring webpages
  • Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) for presentation in webpages
  • Adobe Dreamweaver Creative Suite 5

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Save time and money with 6 IT resources

IT Resources handoutTake note of these technology resources — they’re free, available to everyone at K-State, and just might make your life a little easier. (Other great resources are in the 2010 K-State IT Resources brochure, a PDF printout.)

  1. IT Help Desk

    The first point of contact when K-Staters need help on computer and IT issues. 785-532-7722, walk-in 214 Hale Library, e-mail helpdesk@k-state.edu.

  2. Free printing

    Limited, free laser printing is available (in the InfoCommons and university computing labs) to all students and faculty/staff using their K-State eID and password. $10 is allocated per person each fall and spring semester, and $5 each summer. Continue reading “Save time and money with 6 IT resources”

"Blind carbon copy" adds professionalism to e-mail

When sending e-mail to multiple recipients, consider using the “blind carbon copy” (Bcc:) option. Posting individual e-mail addresses in the Bcc area eliminates the long list of e-mail addresses that the viewer wades through to get to the body of the e-mail and makes for a more professional looking e-mail.

Other benefits include:

Instructors: Online grade submission handout

isisKSOL.smimageIt’s that time again — grade submission. If you are unfamiliar with the system or want to learn more about online grade submission, check out the Entering and Approving Final Grades handout (PDF) to learn about the process of entering and approving grades in iSIS, as well as how to copy grades from K-State Online into iSIS. The handout also includes information about the availability of grade rosters, grade submission deadlines, and more.

K-State computer recommendations for 2010-2011

K-State’s computer recommendations for students buying a computer to bring to college have recently been updated with the 2010-2011 purchasing guidelines. Intended for freshman/sophomore levels, the recommendations cover operating systems, networking, software, environmental considerations, and more.

The updated website also:

See the K-State 2010-2011 computer recommendations website for more information.

Reminder: Semester grades and iSIS deadlines

Finals week is May 8-14. Instructors should note the following important dates for final grade submission:

  • Friday, May 7 — Grade rosters for regular courses available in iSIS
  • 5 p.m. Monday, May 17 — Grades due for May 10-12 final examinations
  • 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 19 — Grades due for May 13-14 final examinations
  • 4 p.m. May 19 — Deadline to copy grades from K-State Online to iSIS
  • Thursday, May 20 — Students can view grades in iSIS for regular courses

Note that at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, a grade of “NR” will be electronically inserted into all blank grade slots, and all grade rosters will be posted.

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