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Events, deadlines, and timeframes

Retirement reception for Diana Blake rescheduled for Jan. 19

by Information Technology Services

Information Technology Services (ITS) will host a retirement reception for Diana Blake, Associate Director of Information Systems from 3:30-5:00 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, in the Cottonwood Room at the K-State Student Union. The reception was originally scheduled for Jan. 11, but was rescheduled due to inclement weather.

The university community is invited to join ITS to honor Blake for over 17 years of service to Kansas State University.

Retirement reception for Diana Blake rescheduled for Jan. 19

by Information Technology Services

Information Technology Services (ITS) will host a retirement reception for Diana Blake, Associate Director of Information Systems from 3:30-5:00 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, in the Cottonwood Room at the K-State Student Union. The reception was originally scheduled for Jan. 11, but was rescheduled due to inclement weather.

The university community is invited to join ITS to honor Blake for over 17 years of service to Kansas State University.

Top Hat now available in K-State Online

by Information Technology Services

Top Hat is now available in K-State Online. Top Hat is a classroom engagement system that has been integrated with K-State Online’s Canvas. Instructors can choose to utilize Top Hat to develop interactive course content, gamified lessons, dynamic discussions and live polling and next-generation online textbooks to help engage students inside and outside the classroom with compelling content, tools and activities. Continue reading “Top Hat now available in K-State Online”

Reminder: Mediasite unavailable during Jan. 8 upgrade

by Information Technology ServicesImage of Mediasite upgrade

Mediasite will undergo a software upgrade 9 a.m. until approximately 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8. Mediasite will be unavailable during this time.

Once the upgrade is complete, the MyMediasite portal for faculty/staff will sport a new and improved layout featuring:

  • Responsive design, better suited for a growing variety of end-user devices and screen sizes
  • Better visibility of MyMediasite controls and options
  • Enhanced sharing tools
  • Improved search capabilities

Walk-in help sessions will be held at the Media Development Center. All sessions are in 213 Hale Library.

  • Wednesday, Jan. 10, 1:30-3 p.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 11, 9:30-11 a.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 18, 1:30-3 p.m.
  • Friday, Jan. 19, 1:30-3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 23, 3-4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 24, 1:30-3 p.m.

Top Hat training Jan. 9-10 for instructors

by Information Technology Services

Top Hat training sessions will be available for instructors Jan. 9-10, 2018:

  • Tue, Jan. 9, 2-3 p.m., Hale 401
  • Wed, Jan. 10, 10-11 a.m., Hale 301

Representatives from Top Hat will be available after the training sessions to work with individuals one-on-one.

Top Hat’s interactive, cloud-based teaching platform enables professors to engage students inside and outside the classroom with compelling content, tools and activities. Millions of students at 700 leading North American colleges and universities use the Top Hat teaching platform.

To learn more, visit www.tophat.com.

Grade submission deadline is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19

By Monty Nielsen

Grades for the fall 2017 term are due by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19 for term courses with final exams given Monday, Dec. 11 – Friday, Dec. 15.

Students will be able to view grades for regular courses in KSIS starting after 8 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20.

See the Final Grade Submission Information – Fall 2017 page for more information about grade submission deadlines.

Reminder: K-State Online Classic and Pro move offline Dec. 15

KSOL InfoTime is running out. K-State Online Classic and K-State Pro will be moved permanently offline Dec. 15.

Instructors, now is the time to archive any Classic or Pro content you want to keep.  Submit a request form if you need to access and archive your old data.

Class rosters and final grades do not need to be archived from Classic because they reside permanently as records in the KSIS student information system.

After Dec. 15, you can still submit a form to retrieve your old data, but instead of a few days, it may take several weeks to retrieve any data.

If you have questions regarding the K-State Online Classic retirement, contact the IT Help Desk, phone 785-532-7722 (toll-free 800-865-6143) or email helpdesk@k-state.edu.

Mediasite unavailable during Jan. 8 upgrade

by Information Technology ServicesImage of Mediasite upgrade

Mediasite, the university’s centrally hosted video and rich content management platform, will undergo a software upgrade 9 a.m. until approximately 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. Mediasite will be unavailable during this time.

Once the upgrade is complete, the MyMediasite portal for faculty/staff will sport a new and improved layout featuring:

  • Responsive design, better suited for a growing variety of end-user devices and screen sizes
  • Better visibility of MyMediasite controls and options
  • Enhanced sharing tools
  • Improved search capabilities

The new MyMediasite portal allows you to more easily browse your Mediasite user channels and shared folders. You can select frequently accessed folders to appear in a list of favorites, similar to the way you can star favorite courses in Canvas.

Updated help documentation, video tutorials, and other training opportunities will be available shortly after the new portal debuts. In-person training options will be announced in early January.

Grade submission deadline for fall 2017

By Monty Nielsen

Grades for the fall 2017 term are due by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19 for term courses with final exams given Monday, Dec. 11 – Friday, Dec. 15.

Grade rosters will be available in KSIS for grade entry after 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8.

Students will be able to view grades for regular courses in KSIS starting after 8 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20.

See the Final Grade Submission Information – Fall 2017 page for more information about grade submission deadlines.

Grad students and advisers: ETDR walk-in help during Nov. 17 deadline week

The fall semester deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, for submitting theses and dissertations to the Graduate School (via the K-REx system).

Grad students who miss the ETDR walk-in clinic this week (5-6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, in 407 Hale Library) can take advantage of three ETDR help sessions during the deadline week Nov. 13-17:

Monday, Nov. 13 — 2-5 p.m. 
Thursday, Nov. 16 — 1-5 p.m. 
Friday, Nov. 17 — 1-5 p.m.

All sessions are in the Media Development Center, 213 Hale Library (adjacent to the IT Help Desk).  The MDC has both Windows and Mac computers, and all have Acrobat Pro for best PDF conversion.

Zoom conferences for distance students

During the deadline week, distance students and others not on the K-State-Manhattan campus may schedule individual Zoom conferences (no camera required) on a first-come, first-served basis.  Use the ETDR Request Form to suggest meeting times.

Need an ETDR review only?  

  1. Check your document with the ETDR Review Checklist.  It covers 99% of issues that cause ETDRs to be rejected.
  2. Get a preliminary review via email from the ETDR consultant by using the ETDR Request Form (K-State eID/password sign-in).  Request “Email” as the contact method.  Attach your document by using the “paperclip” icon on the form.

For more ETDR resources, see the ETDR website at k-state.edu/grad/etdr.