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K-State Online: Vote on new Canvas features

by Information Technology Services

One of the benefits of K-State Online powered by Canvas is the ability to participate in the growth of Canvas. As a user, you can vote on new features or changes being made in Canvas in the community forums. Continue reading “K-State Online: Vote on new Canvas features”

Choose your channels for IT news from K-State

Welcome, new and returning K-Staters!  Information Technology Services (ITS) provides a variety of resources and services for free. Stay up-to-date by visiting the ITS website or using one or more of the following communication channels:

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Check out the Welcome to IT at K-State website to get a glimpse of more IT services and resources available to K-Staters. Questions about IT resources can be directed to the IT Help Desk, helpdesk@k-state.edu, 785-532-7722. You can also search the IT Knowledge base.

Restoring of phone service continues

By Information Technology Services

Network and telecommunications has restored service to all of the phones that appeared to be impacted by last week’s phone outage but some splicing might have been missed. If your phone is still out of order, please create a new incident at servicedesk.ksu.edu with your name, phone number and the building where the phone is located.  Continue reading “Restoring of phone service continues”

New features in Office 365

by Information Technology Services

Microsoft continually rolls out updated features in Office 365. Below are a few highlights of new features implemented over the last few months:

Technology checklist for students leaving K-State

Students are graduating and going on to new adventures.  Use these tips to manage your K-State technology channels and resources.

  1. Students can now keep their K-State email accounts. Your eID must be kept active by meeting K-State’s password-change deadlines each semester.
  2. Review your mailing list subscriptions. Unsubscribe from those you no longer need, and clean out email messages from old lists.   Continue reading “Technology checklist for students leaving K-State”

Grad students and K-State writers: “Using Word to write” sessions scheduled April 16, April 23

Graduate students, faculty, and all K-State writers who want to learn more about the ins and outs of using Microsoft Word are welcome to drop by the “Using Word to write” open help session 3-6 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at the west end of the K-State InfoCommons (main floor of Hale Library).  A repeat session is scheduled 3-6 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, in the same location.  Continue reading “Grad students and K-State writers: “Using Word to write” sessions scheduled April 16, April 23″

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.

Faculty, staff and student employees moving to Office 365 Jan. 6, 2014

by Information Technology Services

On Jan. 6, 2014, faculty, staff and student employees will be moved to Office 365, K-State’s new email and calendaring system. K-Staters accessing email and calendaring via the web-based version will sign in as usual at webmail.k-state.edu. Those using a client (Outlook, Apple Mail, iCal) to access their email and calendar will need to configure the client after the migration. Continue reading “Faculty, staff and student employees moving to Office 365 Jan. 6, 2014”