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Adobe Creative Cloud available to students, faculty and staff

Adobe is making temporary at-home access to the Creative Cloud Suite available until May 31, 2020. View the Knowledge Base article provided by Adobe and adapted for K-State here.

For the majority of students, faculty, and staff, to access the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite from your computer or laptop, sign in here https://creativecloud.adobe.com with your K-State.edu email address.

For those individuals who have an existing named license, they continue to sign in as they have in the past using their @ksu.edu Adobe ID. This process will allow named license users to access their cloud files and saved settings.

Also, through May 31, 2020, Adobe is making web-based PDF tools available for free from Adobe.com.

For additional information about software available to K-Staters and provisions extended due to COVID-19, visit the ITS Software page.

Need help? For self-help, view the IT Knowledge Base articles. Need more help, contact the IT Help Desk 785-532-7722 or your local IT support staff.

Outlook on the Web (OWA) mobile apps to be retired on May 15

Microsoft is retiring Outlook on the Web (OWA) mobile apps for iPhone, iPad and Android on May 15, 2018. You should begin using the Outlook app for iOS and Android.

Mobile device requirements

  • Windows: Office Mobile applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook Mail, and Outlook Calendar) require Windows 10.
  • iOS: Office for iPad and iPhone requires iOS 10.0 or later. Office for iPad Pro requires iOS 10.0 or later.
    Android: Office for Android can be installed on tablets and phones that meet the following criteria: running Android KitKat 4.4 or later version and have an ARM-based or Intel x86 processor.
    Mobile browsers: Any mobile browser supported by Microsoft may be used.

K-State Olathe now part of the K-State Mobile app

Image of mobile appThe K-State Mobile app now includes K-State Olathe, and you can set the app location to the Olathe campus.

To change your app location, scroll to the bottom of the screen. Tap My Location and choose the Manhattan Campus, Polytechnic Campus, or K-State Olathe.

The K-State Mobile app connects students, faculty and staff with the resources they need, right at their fingertips:

  • Check your class schedule
  • Use an interactive map
  • Get assistance
  • Connect to campus activities

The K-State Mobile app is available on both the Apple App Store and Google Play.

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.

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.