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Events, deadlines, and timeframes

Advising in KSIS training dates now available for Spring 2020

Training dates for Advising in KSIS are now available for the spring 2020 sessions. Sessions focus on the KSU Advisor Center functions. Full-time advisors and faculty advisors are encouraged to attend. Registration through HRIS is required. See Using HRIS to register for classes.

Advising training now available

The following Advising in KSIS sessions are provided in 306 Calvin Hall on the Manhattan campus.  The available times are:

  • Mon., Feb. 3, 10:30 a.m.-noon
  • Tues., Feb 4, 3:30-5 p.m.
  • Wed., Feb. 5, 1:30-3 p.m.
  • Fri., Feb. 7, 9:30-11 a.m.

Topics covered during the sessions include, but are not limited to:

  • Advisee information pages
  • Running and viewing a DARS audit
  • Removing advising flags
  • Viewing program/plan history
  • Viewing test scores

For more information on current advising processes, visit the KSIS for advisors web page.  See the KSIS training web page for additional classes.

If the available training sessions do not meet your schedule, please contact Fred Darkow at fdarkow@ksu.edu for further training options.

Register for the 2020 Top Hat Info Session today!

What is Top Hat?

Top Hat is a classroom engagement system that has been integrated with K-State’s Canvas. Many instructors are using the platform in their classrooms this spring through the use of quick questions and discussions to increase student participation and engagement and receive real-time feedback. The questions and attendance scores can automatically be tracked and synced into Canvas.

K-State has signed an agreement with Top Hat to provide a lower fee structure for students, who can purchase a $24 semester subscription with access to all courses using Top Hat within the semester.

Who is the Top Hat Info Session for?

This session is for:

  • Instructors who have not yet seen or heard about the platform
  • Instructors who did not have time in the past to take a look at the platform
  • Instructors who are not sure yet of how they can use active learning platform in class
  • Instructors who want to hear from K-State faculty’s experience using the platform

When is the Top Hat Info Session taking place? 

Amanda Laila, the K-State Top Hat Consultant will run the information session on Wednesday, January 15, 1:30-3:30 p.m. in the Big 12 room, K-State Student Union.

Submit your registration.

Participants will learn how to create an active learning environment in the classroom by implementing core Top Hat functionalities in order to boost student engagement, participation and motivation.

Eligibility: All faculty members (tenured, tenure-track, or term) and staff with a teaching role who have a genuine interest in learning about and building on their current Top Hat knowledge are encouraged to attend. This event is limited to 25 individuals, who will be selected on the first come-first served basis.
Would you like a one-on-one Top Hat training?
K-State’s dedicated Top Hat representative is Amanda Laila. Contact Amanda via email at amanda.laila@tophatmonocle.com or book an appointment via her calendar webpage.

HRIS and KSIS monthly maintenance scheduled Jan. 4

Jan 4 imageInformation Technology Services will perform scheduled monthly maintenance on HRIS and KSIS 10 p.m., Sat., Jan. 4. The maintenance is expected to take 4 hours, both HRIS and KSIS will not be accessible during this time. Thank you to campus for your patience as we work to maintain our IT systems.

Grade submission deadline for fall 2019

Grades for the fall 2019 term are due by 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23 for term courses with final exams given Monday, Dec. 16 – Friday, Dec. 20.

Grade rosters will be available in KSIS for grade entry after 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13.

Students will be able to view grades for regular courses in KSIS starting after 8 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24.

See the Final Grade Submission Information – Fall 2019 page for more information about grade submission deadlines.

Grading in KSIS training for Fall 2019 now available

Grading in KSIS training is available for faculty and staff who are involved in submitting grades at the end of the fall 2019 term. Training topics include:

  • Transferring grades from Canvas to KSIS
  • Manually entering grades in KSIS
  • Updating grades in KSIS
  • Submitting a Grade Change Request form in KSIS
  • Q&A for grade submission at K-State

All sessions take place in 306 Calvin Hall.

  • Tuesday, December 3, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 4, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

To attend, sign up in HRIS (see the sign-up instructions). Walk-in attendees are welcome.

If you are unable to attend a session for Grading in KSIS but would like to receive training, contact Fred Darkow at fdarkow@k-state.edu to discuss availability.

Reminder: Mediasite webinar on in-video quizzes Nov. 18

During the fall semester, Information Technology Services is hosting a webinar training series focusing on Mediasite at K-State.

This webinar series highlights many of the power features offered through Mediasite. During the final webinar for the fall, faculty will discover how to leverage in-video quizzes within a Mediasite presentation to foster active learning in the online classroom. You can participate in the 30-minute webinar at 10 a.m. Mon., Nov. 18, via Zoom: https://ksu.zoom.us/j/947339208

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ETDR walk-in sessions

The fall semester deadline for submitting ETDRs (electronic theses, dissertations, and reports) to the Graduate School is 5 p.m., Friday, November 15. All ETDRs must be submitted as PDFs through the K-REx repository system.

Walk-in ETDR help sessions are scheduled November 5 – 15:

  • Tuesday, November 5 – 1:30-2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 6 – 9:30-10:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, November 7 – 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
  • Monday, November 11 – 2:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 13 – 2:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 14 – 1:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Friday, November 15 – 3-5 pm

All sessions are in the Media Center (MC) in Seaton Hall, Room 1 (basement level). The MC has Windows and Mac computers, scanners, Microsoft Office Suite, and Acrobat Pro software. MC consultants are available to help with  PDF-conversion issues.

Reminder: Mediasite webinar on Channels and Shared Folders Oct. 21

During the fall semester, Information Technology Services is hosting a webinar training series focusing on Mediasite at K-State.

This webinar series highlights many of the power features offered through Mediasite. Faculty will learn the difference between Mediasite channels and shared folders, with the final session demonstrating how to leverage in-video quizzes to foster active learning in the online classroom.

Each 30-minute program is scheduled on a Monday at 10 a.m. and offered through Zoom.

The 2019 fall semester schedule includes:

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State of IT Security presentation kicks off National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM)

October marks the sixteenth annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security.

Josh McCune, IT Security Analyst, will kick off the month with a State of IT Security presentation from 1:30-2:30 p.m., Tues., Oct.1.  For security purposes, registration is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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