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Did you know you can check out multimedia equipment for free?

Free equipment checkoutK-State students, faculty, and staff can check out multimedia equipment such as laptops, digital camcorders, digital cameras, projectors and more for academic purposes. Equipment can be checked out for up to three days, and a K-State ID is required to verify identity.

See the Equipment Checkout website to see what equipment is available and to learn about the checkout procedures and policies.

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.

Wacom interactive pen media now available in Media Development Center

Photo of student writing an equation on the Wacom interactive display screen by Phyllis Epps

Two Wacom Interactive Pen Display units have been added to the Media Development Center, 213 Hale Library. Artists will love the pressure sensitivity and ability to vary the width and opacity of the line. Faculty will value using the Cintiq like a whiteboard — drawing equations, erasing, etc. — and recording the session with a screen-capturing program.  Continue reading “Wacom interactive pen media now available in Media Development Center”

Two portable green screens available for checkout by K-Staters

by Phyllis Epps

Smaller green screen with male sitting on chair in front of screen
The smaller green screen, which reverses to blue, works nicely for close upper-body views.

Equipment checkout in 213 Hale Library has added two large, portable green screens for K-Staters to check out. Each screen can be leaned against a wall or other support for videotaping, or users can check out a backdrop stand. LED lights, available from checkout, can be used to provide additional lighting.

The smaller screen, shown at right, is a 5-foot by 7-foot reversible green screen + blue screen. The larger green+blue screen, which is 7 foot wide by 9 foot high with a 7-foot deep floor overlay, is shown below.

Continue reading “Two portable green screens available for checkout by K-Staters”

5 video-editing laptops available for checkout to faculty

by Phyllis Epps

Five mobile video workstations are available for faculty to learn how to edit video.  Three Dell XPS laptops, and two Mac Pros, have been equipped with video-editing and screen-capture programs that include Adobe Premiere, iMovie, ScreenFlow, Camtasia and Vegas Pro 12.  The laptops are provided by the Media Development Center, 213 Hale Library. Continue reading “5 video-editing laptops available for checkout to faculty”

Equipment Checkout website updated with photos and more details

The Equipment Checkout website (sponsored by the Information Technology Assistance Center) has been updated with photos and more details on all the equipment available for checkout to K-Staters, including digital and still cameras, videorecorders, audio recorders, laptops, sound systems, and more.   Continue reading “Equipment Checkout website updated with photos and more details”

New IT services for 2013: new equipment in checkout; courtesy charging station

The holiday break brought new equipment and services for K-Staters to the IT Help Desk and Media Development Center.

New equipment available for checkout

New equipment has been added to the ever expanding list of items available for checkout to K-State faculty, staff and students in 214 Hale Library.

One new item of note is the Canon VIXIA HF G10 Flash Memory camcorder.  This handheld cam records in full HD 1920 x 1080 video 3.5-inch and has a high resolution touch Panel LCD for easy menu navigation. Equipment can be checked out M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m. from the equipment checkout desk next to the IT Help Desk in Hale Library.

Courtesy charging station

Also new since the end of last semester is a courtesy charging station for mobile devices, located on the second floor of Hale Library near the IT Help Desk.

 

 

Don’t forget!

While you’re thinking about IT Services, don’t forget to change your password during the password-change timeframe: Jan. 1 – Feb. 13.

Laptop and tripod updates on IT Equipment Checkout website

The IT Equipment Checkout website lists video and audio equipment that K-State students and faculty/staff can check out for free, three-day use, such as cameras, camcorders, projectors, tripods, audio recorders, laptops, and more.

Recent changes on the website include:  Continue reading “Laptop and tripod updates on IT Equipment Checkout website”

Traveling abroad with technology: Loaner netbook program, cellphone guide

The Information Technology Assistance Center (iTAC) has put together a couple of helpful information pages as well as an international loaner netbook program to help aid faculty/staff who travel internationally.

The international loaner netbook program provides a technology option that conforms to United States government export-control laws. These netbooks can be checked out in iTAC, 214 Hale Library. See more information about the program.

iTAC has also put together a handy guide with tips for using a cellphone or smartphone overseas.

Email slowness and outage result of hardware failure

By Ken Stafford

K-State’s email service provider, Merit, experienced a hardware failure Thursday, Sept 27. While many of the mail stores are back up, they will continue through this morning to restore the remaining data.

Multiple disc drives failed in Merit’s storage area network environment that required restoring data onto new drives.  Continue reading “Email slowness and outage result of hardware failure”

17 more basic technology classrooms completed this summer

In May 2011, Information Technology Services began updating technology in many of the general-use classrooms on campus. Since that time, new equipment has been installed in a total of 42 rooms in 11 different buildings. This includes a projector, a simple control panel, switching equipment, and sound amplification. These systems are based on new digital standards that allow for HDMI, VGA, Component and Composite inputs to be connected. The majority of the classrooms that were updated also had new white boards installed provided by the Division of Facilities.

During the summer 2012 break, 17 rooms were completed:  Continue reading “17 more basic technology classrooms completed this summer”