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CRM Town Hall Dec. 12

Registration opens Mon., Nov. 18, for the fifth CRM Town Hall meeting. The Town Hall is 1 to 3 p.m., Thurs., Dec. 12, in the College of Business Administration, Room 4061.

The Town Hall will start with a 30-minute CRM project status update. This part of the meeting is open to everyone via Zoom and does not require registration. Go to k-state.edu/crm/town-hall for the Zoom ID. You will need to use your eID and password to view this page. Continue reading “CRM Town Hall Dec. 12”

CRM introduction training Oct. 31, Nov. 12, and Dec. 2

CRM Introduction Training has been scheduled for Oct. 31, Nov. 12, and Dec. 2. All training sessions will be in Calvin Hall 306, and training will last for 1.5 hours. Training sessions are limited to 20 people per session. You must be enrolled in the session to attend.

To sign up for training, sign in to HRIS.

  1. Under Self Service, choose Learning and Development, then KSU Training Enrollment.
  2. On the Request Training Enrollment page, look for CRM Introduction WIT310.
  3. Select View Available Sessions.
  4. Select the Session you would like to attend.
  5. Select Continue.

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ITS targets summer projects

ITS UpdateInformation Technology Services (ITS) continues to work on targeted projects identified in the IT Strategic Plan, specifically related to the rebuild of a downsized data center, migration of services to the cloud, and the implementation of a new CRM (constituent relationship management) system. This work, in addition to University office relocations and scheduled updates of university classrooms and computing labs, requires that daily operations, work orders, enhancement requests, and project work are being evaluated to focus resources in these areas.

For the next 10-12 weeks, K-Staters may experience increased response times and project delays as efforts are directed toward being prepared to support the campus community for the beginning of Fall semester.

Throughout the summer, ITS will provide project status updates for units that have requested projects from ITS. For the latest status updates, go to k-state.edu/it-strategic-planning.

Introducing Virtual Desktops at K-State

This spring the Instructional Technology team within iTAC has been hard at work on our newest innovation for campus, Virtual Desktops powered by Citrix XenDesktop and the Liquidware Labs Essentials Suite.  Through this initiative we will be providing a full Windows 10 desktop environment with all the apps that our users have come to expect, but with more granularity, control, and agility for administrators than ever before.

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What Are Virtual Desktops?

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is a shift in Liquidware Labsend-user computing back to the way things were done in the 1970’s and 80’s with mainframes and terminals. Continue reading “Introducing Virtual Desktops at K-State”

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”

Training available on Scalar, a free, online publishing platform aligned with the Semantic Web

Interested in a new open-source and free, hosted publishing platform with a wide reach?  Scalar has been setting the humanities world on fire with its smartly designed capabilities.

Faculty/staff who are interested in learning how to use this tool should email shalin@k-state.edu to request training.

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Campus network upgrades during spring break will cause interruptions in network connectivity

by Network and Telecommunications Services

Beginning Sunday, March 16, and throughout spring break, Network and Telecommunications Services will be performing upgrades to the wired and wireless campus networks.  Specific times and affected services will be posted on the “Status of ITS resources” page (k-state.edu/its/status) as the information becomes available.  Continue reading “Campus network upgrades during spring break will cause interruptions in network connectivity”

Information Technology Services partners with K-State Student Union on new computer lab

By Audrey Taggart-Kagdis
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K-State information technology services and the K-State Student Union have partnered to expand services in the Union.

A new computer lab is now available for use on the first floor of the Union. The lab, between the K-State ID Center and the Copy Center, features five new desktop workstations and is part of the university’s virtual desktop initiative. Continue reading “Information Technology Services partners with K-State Student Union on new computer lab”

Mediasite demo rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 20

by Information Technology Services

Due to the winter storm and campus closure, the Mediasite demonstration has been rescheduled for 3:30-5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in the Big 12 Room at the K-State Student Union. Continue reading “Mediasite demo rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 20”

Canvas pilot is underway

By Information Technology Services

The spring 2014 Canvas extended pilot is underway at K-State. Canvas is a state-of-the-art Learning Management System (LMS) that offers a variety of powerful and intuitive tools and provides an opportunity for K-State to evaluate a modern platform for interacting with students online. Continue reading “Canvas pilot is underway”