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.
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”→
There’s only five weeks until the start of the fall semester, and Information Technology Services is busy completing many summer projects. Before you jump to the detailed list below, note these tech-classroom upgrades happening this week:
Bluemont 101 classroom upgrade — the epoxy floor is being poured.
All Faiths Chapel classroom is closed and being updated with a projector, new screen, and wireless.
Summer months are when Information Technology Services (ITS) prepares for the next academic year. This summer may prove to be the busiest summer on record for ITS, and it got even busier with needed support for the NCAA regional tournament in June.
K-State recently hosted the NCAA Manhattan regionals (June 2), and ITS staff had a mile-long to-do list in support of the tournament, including providing wired and wireless coverage for the press during this event. ITS ran ISDN and analog lines for ESPN to support Media Broadcasting from Tointon Stadium. In the Brandeberry Complex, staff installed wired and wireless Ethernet locations. In the merchandise tent, cabling was installed to provide connections for credit card transactions. Continue reading “Big summer projects in Information Technology Services”→