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Improvements made to the K-State Online Attendance App

The default setting in the K-State Online Attendance App was changed on Wednesday, Nov. 8. The default-setting change does not affect your previously logged course attendance. The change was an improvement requested by K-State instructors. Continue reading “Improvements made to the K-State Online Attendance App”

K-State Attendance app

by Information Technology Services

K-State Online Canvas comes with a built-in attendance app called Roll Call. However, many instructors found the app too complicated to use. In response, K-State has developed an alternative attendance app that was released at the beginning of 2017.

The K-State Attendance app has been overwhelmingly accepted and preferred by instructors. During spring 2017, only a couple of courses continued to use Roll Call attendance. Due to the lack of use of Roll Call, a decision has been to permanently retire the feature. Retiring Roll Call will help to declutter the course navigation, and eliminate any confusion of which app to use when taking attendance. Continue reading “K-State Attendance app”

iPad User Group meeting Feb. 9 to compare Microsoft Word and Apple Pages apps

iPad logo, purple and black

by Mary Hammel

February 2017
iPad User Group meeting
Thursday, Feb. 9
noon- 1 p.m.
106 Bluemont Hall

“Advanced Text Editing on the iPad: Microsoft Word vs. Apple Pages” is this month’s topic. We will do a comparison of the free Microsoft Word and Apple Pages apps. Some people prefer Word and its integration with K-State’s Office 365 suite, and others like Pages because of its integration with iCloud across their Apple devices. Which do you prefer? Come and help us compare the pros and cons of each app.

Among other things, we’ll look at:

  • Features and user interface
  • Creating and editing documents
  • Saving and storage of documents
  • Sharing and collaboration
  • Importing and exporting documents between the two apps

As always, you are welcome to bring your lunch.

Can’t make our meetings? Our meeting archives are located at coe.k-state.edu/ipad-user-group/archives.html

New K-State Attendance app available in K-State Online

k-state-onlineby Information Technology Services

K-State Online Canvas comes with Roll Call, an attendance application that instructors use to take class attendance. However, many instructors found the app too complicated. In response, K-State has developed an alternative attendance app. Continue reading “New K-State Attendance app available in K-State Online”

New K-State Mobile app released

 

A new K-State Mobile app is available for download from the App Store or K-State Mobile appPlay Store. The app is designed to help manage life at K-State and connect to the campus scene. Features include on-the-go people and departmental directories, transportation information, interactive map, K-State Connect and more.

Users can select from four personas at the bottom of the app: Student, Future Student, Faculty/Staff or Family & Friends with varying content for each group.

The app will continue to evolve over the next several months with plans to mobilize some KSIS features, K-State Online, dining center hours and menus, parking garage availability and more. Plans for the app also include specific content for the Olathe and Polytechnic campuses. Please send suggestions for content and features to mobile@ksu.edu.

Exploring social media with NodeXL Basic training April 15

“Exploring Social Media with NodeXL Basic” is a two-hour session that introduces some of the social media data extraction and network graphing functionalities of an open-source and freeware tool NodeXL Basic. This event will be 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, April 15, in 401B Hale Library.

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This image shows an example of a network graph with small clusters of individuals in relationships and even smaller motifs.
  • Ever wonder what sorts of #hashtagged conversations may be occurring on Twitter and who the discussants are? Curious about the social networks of particular @accounts on Twitter?
  • Wonder what a public-facing social network looks like on Facebook? A private one?
  • Intrigued by a related tags network from Flickr? An article network on Wikipedia? A video network on YouTube? A user network on YouTube?

Continue reading “Exploring social media with NodeXL Basic training April 15”

March 10 iPad user meeting: Mind-mapping apps, and troubleshooting your iPad

iPad logo, purple and black

by Mary Hammel

This month, we will be showing tips for troubleshooting frequent iPad problems, and also take a look at two apps for creating mind-maps (visual diagrams): iThoughts and Inspiration Maps. Please come and share any mind-map apps that you might be using.

March 2016 iPad User Group Meeting
noon-1 p.m. Thursday, March 10, 2016
21 Bluemont Hall

You are welcome to bring your lunch! Check out our website at coe.ksu.edu/ipad-user-group.

iPad user meeting May 14: More about Office 365 mobile apps

iPad logo (small size) used by State TodayBy Mary Hammel

Join the iPad User Group as we continue our April discussion of Office 365 mobile apps. The meeting is noon-1 p.m. Thursday, May 14, in 21 Bluemont Hall. This event is open to all K-Staters.   Continue reading “iPad user meeting May 14: More about Office 365 mobile apps”

Office 365: Web apps, OneDrive, and ProPlus coming this week

by Information Technology Services

Today, the new features of Microsoft Office 365 begin rolling out to K-State students and faculty/staff through their webmail accounts. The process will continue throughout the week, until all users have access to the OneDrive file-storage space and Office Online web apps (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote). If you do not see these features in your App Launcher by Monday, March 16, contact the IT Help Desk.

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Continue reading “Office 365: Web apps, OneDrive, and ProPlus coming this week”

Qualtrics Offline Mobile App for iOS and Android devices

The Qualtrics Offline Mobile App (for iPad, iPhone, and Android tablets and smartphones running Android 4.0 and later) is a new application available for iOS and Android devices, allowing the administration of surveys without an Internet connection. Responses can be collected in the field and uploaded to Qualtrics once there is an Internet connection.  Continue reading “Qualtrics Offline Mobile App for iOS and Android devices”