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Category: Collaboration and file sharing

Tools and processes that enhance collaboration, file sharing, and group efforts

What can Office 365 Groups do for you?

Office 365 is K-State’s email and calendar platform which includes a suite of apps and features geared toward productivity and collaboration.  Today’s highlighted feature is Office 365 Groups.

Office 365 Groups

Groups are a one-stop shop for collaboration, which bundle some of the Office 365 apps and features.  Apps and features included in Groups at K-State are:


  • Easily email a group of people without setting up a mailing list such as a listserv or distribution list.  Distribution list functionality is built into the group without requiring any special action.
  • Keep group related email together in the conversation-based group inbox which can be set to also deliver to personal inboxes.

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Office 365 now available in K-State Online

k-state-onlineby Information Technology Services

Microsoft Office 365 has now been integrated with K-State Online Canvas. When instructors open their K-State Online courses, they will now notice an Office 365 tab on the left-hand navigation. Continue reading “Office 365 now available in K-State Online”

Zoom increases meeting size default to 50 participants

Zoom, K-State’s audio/video conferencing service, has increased the default capacity of all Zoom meetings from 25 participants to 50 participants. The upgrade is effective Friday, Oct. 9.

Zoom is available to all K-State students, faculty and staff. Zoom can be used with any PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, or Android device.

You can use Zoom for:

  • Holding quick and easy group meetings
  • Recording meetings for future use
  • Meeting with instructors, co-workers, and classmates
  • Working remotely with outside vendors

Zoom allows up to 100 participants. If you need more participants than the standard 50 participants, send a request to Shelley Troyer (shelleytroyer@k-state.edu). To learn about using Zoom, view the Accessing Zoom article.

Office 365: New features to be released the week of March 9

by Information Technology Services

During the week of March 9, Information Technology Services will release the following new features for Office 365:

  • OneDrive, a file-storage space that provides 1 terabyte (1TB) of storage that can be synced across all your devices
  • Office Online, a web-based version of Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote)
  • Office ProPlus, which provides desktop and mobile app versions of Microsoft Office

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K-State Online students: Learn anywhere with the Canvas mobile app

by Information Technology Services

One of the great benefits of K‑State’s new Learning Management System (LMS) is the free Canvas by Instructure mobile app. The app shares many of the same features of the web version of Canvas, which includes: Continue reading “K-State Online students: Learn anywhere with the Canvas mobile app”

Zoom conferencing: 3.0 update available

The Zoom videoconferencing service for all K-Staters now has a 3.0 update that can be downloaded to Windows and Mac computers and mobile devices. How to download: Use the drop-down menu on your desktop app to check for updates.

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Canvas: LMS overview training

by Information Technology Services

Canvas is Kansas State University’s new Learning Management System (LMS). Information Technology Services is offering instructors the opportunity to learn more about the rich features of the new LMS with Canvas overview training. Continue reading “Canvas: LMS overview training”

Zoom videoconferencing: Limit raised to 100 per meeting; new numbers for phone connects

K-State’s Zoom audio/videoconferencing service, which went live in April 2013, is available to all students, faculty, and staff.  Note these recent changes in the service:

  1. Zoom now allows up to 100 participants per meeting. (The default is still 25.)  To request a  meeting for more than 25 participants, email Shelley Troyer (shelleytroyer@k-state.edu).  Continue reading “Zoom videoconferencing: Limit raised to 100 per meeting; new numbers for phone connects”

Zoom “scheduling privilege” allows scheduling audio/video meetings for others

Zoom videoconferencing has a Scheduling Privilege feature that is very helpful when you:

  • Want others to schedule a meeting for you
  • Want to schedule a meeting on behalf of others

Directions on how to use this feature are found at https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362803-What-is-Scheduling-Privilege.