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Microsoft Teams Essentials training offered for August

Microsoft Teams Essentials training is now available for the month of August.

Training dates 
  • Aug. 10: 2-3:30 p.m.
  • Aug. 11: 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Aug. 12: 2-3:30 p.m.
  • Aug. 17: 2-3:30 p.m.
  • Aug. 18: 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Aug. 19: 2-3:30 p.m.
  • Aug. 24: 2:- 3:30 p.mm

Register for the Microsoft Teams training course and learn ways to be more efficient in our teaching, learning, and remote work environments.

You can also arrange a training session for groups (departments, units, teams, etc.). Complete the group registration form if you are interested in scheduling a group training session.

Help with Microsoft Teams

A team has been created within Microsoft Teams to provide training and support for K-Staters. Sign in to Microsoft Teams and join the team using this link.

Benefits of using Microsoft Teams

  • Reduce the number of emails filling up your Inbox
  • Provides an alternative tool for web conferencing
  • Slick video/calls – without picking up a phone
  • Chat can occur in small and large groups
  • Quick turnaround time on some tasks
  • Use of Microsoft Teams does not require the use of VPN or remote desktop applications.

Rocket.Chat will be retired Aug. 31

K-State will retire Rocket.Chat, a web chat service on Aug. 31. Rocket.Chat used by IT staff will be replaced with MicrosoftTeams. Since MicrosoftTeams has a chat feature that has been widely adopted across campus, it was time to standardize on one chat platform, reduce support overhead from multiple chat services, and save money.

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Microsoft Teams for teaching and learning

Microsoft Teams is a communication tool for groups, teams, or departments. Teams is a workspace for communication, meetings, file sharing, and app sharing.

Teams has recently enabled a Class Team type, with assignment/quiz features, a gradebook, and other aspects that can be used for teaching and learning. Final grades will still have to be submitted through Canvas and affirmed in KSIS or input directly into KSIS, to meet privacy and accessibility guidelines. Canvas is the officially supported learning management system with KSIS integrations. Other systems such as Teams are available but have limited support. Continue reading “Microsoft Teams for teaching and learning”

Microsoft Teams Essential training available throughout June

Microsoft Teams is a communication tool for groups, teams, or departments. Teams is a workspace for communication, meetings, file sharing, and app sharing.

Training is available June 16, 18, 23, 25, and 30, from 10 – 11:30 a.m. You need to sign up for training. Continue reading “Microsoft Teams Essential training available throughout June”

Microsoft Teams Essentials training offered during June

Microsoft Teams Essentials training is now available for the month of June. Register for the Microsoft Teams training course and learn ways to be more efficient in our teaching, learning, and remote work environments.

You can also arrange a training session for groups (departments, units, teams, etc.). Complete the group registration form if you are interested in scheduling a group training session.

Help with Microsoft Teams

A team has been created within Microsoft Teams to provide training and support for K-Staters. Sign in to Microsoft Teams and join the team using this link.

Benefits of using Microsoft Teams

  • Reduce the number of emails filling up your Inbox
  • Provides an alternative tool for web conferencing
  • Slick video/calls – without picking up a phone
  • Chat can occur in small and large groups
  • Quick turnaround time on some tasks
  • Use of Microsoft Teams does not require the use of VPN or remote desktop applications.

Microsoft Teams Essentials training offered during May

There still is a great demand for Microsoft Teams training. Training sessions will be offered throughout the month of May.

Register for the Microsoft Teams course and learn ways to be more efficient in our teaching, learning, and remote work environments.

You can also arrange a training session for groups (departments, units, teams, etc.). Complete the group registration form if you are interested in scheduling a group training session.

Help with Microsoft Teams

A team has been created within Microsoft Teams to provide training and support for K-Staters. Sign in to Microsoft Teams and join the team using this link.

Benefits of using Microsoft Teams

  • Reduce the number of emails filling up your Inbox
  • Provides an alternative tool for web conferencing
  • Slick video/calls – without picking up a phone
  • Chat can occur in small and large groups
  • Quick turnaround time on some tasks
  • Use of Microsoft Teams does not require the use of VPN or remote desktop applications.

Microsoft Teams Essentials training

The use of Microsoft Teams is exploding across campus. In the last 30 days, there have been almost 1,100 meetings held using Microsoft Teams and over 174,000 chat sessions. Along with the increased use of Microsoft Teams, there have been numerous requests for support and training.

The One IT Training group has developed a Microsoft Teams course, and during April, online instructor-led training sessions will be held each Monday and Wednesday afternoon. Continue reading “Microsoft Teams Essentials training”

Microsoft Teams Essentials training

""Microsoft Teams is a communication and collaboration tool that allows users and organizations to efficiently discuss and work on projects and tasks without the need of email, phones, or file-sharing applications. This hands-on training will cover:

  • Accessing the application
  • Exploring the layout of the user interface
  • Understanding the purpose for the different levels of communication
  • Working on files at the same time as others
  • Getting an introduction to some of the additional apps
  • Demonstrating the integration with other Microsoft Office applications (such as Word and Excel)
  • Getting a brief walk-through of Shifts (scheduling)

More advanced features like Team creation and management will not be covered in this course.

Training Sessions will be held in Calvin 306 on:

  • March 9, 1:30– 3:00 p.m.
  • March 11, 8:30– 10:00 a.m.
  • March 11, 1:30–3:00 p.m.

Registration is required and seating is limited to 30 people per session. Please bring your Duo Device as you will be logging in multiple times.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Robert Howard at baxdrex@ksu.edu.

July 26: Explore Microsoft Excel (basic training)

An introductory training for Microsoft Excel is scheduled 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, July 26, in 306 Calvin.

""About Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel is the foremost spreadsheet program in use today.

It is commonly used to…

  • Conduct calculations
  • Clean data
  • Graph or plot data (to identify data patterns)
  • Create data visualizations (both static and interactive)
  • Apply visual styles to data tables and data visualizations
  • Create interactive data visualizations (interactive pivot tables, interactive dashboards with sliders, and others)
  • Create simple macros for continuing data handling (with Visual Basic programming language)
  • Process data for analytics in other software programs
  • Enable the share-ability of information
  • Access online survey data (in analyze-able format), and more…

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May 3: Microsoft Visio Pro training

An introductory training for Microsoft Visio Pro is scheduled 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, May 3, in 306 Calvin.

About Microsoft Visio Pro

Microsoft Visio Pro is a common diagramming tool that enables the creation of vector graphics.

Some common examples include the following:

  • flowcharts to describe work or research processes
  • basic diagrams
  • BPMN (Business Process Model and Notation) diagrams (with built-in validation based on rule sets)
  • database systems
  • floor plans
  • network designs
  • data-created visuals (with uploaded Excel spreadsheets used in Visio templates from MS Visio Online and / or the Excel back stage)
  • automapping of websites to three levels
  • And more

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