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Technology outage result of network traffic

By Information Technology Services

At 4:34 a.m. Friday, K-State began experiencing intermittent problems connecting to various systems in the data center. Information Technology Services staff along with our vendor partner, Cisco, began investigating immediately. While most K-Staters continued to have email access, other systems such as K-State Online Classic and Canvas, the K-State Web pages and some administrative systems were unavailable.  Continue reading “Technology outage result of network traffic”

Letter from chief information officer Ken Stafford: Network slowness expected today

By Kenneth Stafford

Today, Sept. 17, the latest release of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 8, will be made available. Last year’s iOS 7 update resulted in a 700 percent increase in worldwide network traffic. Network slowness and outages occurred throughout the world as millions of devices downloaded the one gigabyte update. At K-State, the network has more than enough bandwidth to handle the load. However, wireless access points can become completely saturated slowing your access to a crawl.  Continue reading “Letter from chief information officer Ken Stafford: Network slowness expected today”

Grade submission deadline is noon Tuesday, Dec. 23, for fall 2014

By Monty Nielsen

Grades for fall 2014 term are due by noon Tuesday, Dec. 23. The deadline to copy grades from K-State Online or Canvas into iSIS is 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23, which allows sufficient time for back-end processes to complete.  Continue reading “Grade submission deadline is noon Tuesday, Dec. 23, for fall 2014”

Kansas State University Global Campus offering its first massive open online course: Health and Wellness 101

by News and Communications Services

MANHATTAN — As access to information on the Internet has increased, so has access to education.

Kansas State University Global Campus is launching its first massive open online course, or MOOC, titled Health and Wellness 101: Everyday Small Changes. This free online course teaches the small, realistic changes that can be made in daily lives to improve health, physical fitness and overall well-being. The first cycle of the course is taught Oct. 6 to Nov. 15, with content remaining open to students until Dec. 12.  Continue reading “Kansas State University Global Campus offering its first massive open online course: Health and Wellness 101”

Letter from the VP for Communications and Marketing: Web progress

By Jeff Morris

A milestone was quietly reached this summer in the continued updating of the K-State Web presence. As two more colleges published sites in our content management system, or CMS, we met the goal of having every college/major unit in the system. Thanks to all who helped with this effort.  Continue reading “Letter from the VP for Communications and Marketing: Web progress”

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 generation technologies prepare students for modern-day engineering

By Michele Bradfield

Student with 3-D Printer

Minutes before their next mission, three armed soldiers realize a part from their tank has gone awry. Without missing a beat they identify the problem, print the part, assemble the piece and head into battle.

These are the type of scenarios modern-day engineers predict in preparation for tomorrow, as new generation technologies such as 3-D printers advance and bode an industrial revolution. The implication has leaders in defense, aerospace, automotive, health care and schools rethinking their strategies and operations as they prepare to join the trend.  Continue reading “New generation technologies prepare students for modern-day engineering”

K-State Research and Extension information technology reorganization nearly complete

By Joe Lear

The integration of K-State Research and Extension technology staff within information technology services is almost complete.

The last step is the integration of help desk and tech support functions with the IT Help Desk and client services of the Information Technology Assistance Center. This move will begin during the week of Aug. 18. As part of the move, the support number, 785-532-6270, and email, ksresupport@k-state.edu, will be forwarded to the IT Help Desk.  Continue reading “K-State Research and Extension information technology reorganization nearly complete”