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March 17: Tapping Social Media Data with NCapture and NVivo 11 Plus training

“Tapping Social Media Data with NCapture and NVivo 11 Plus” will be offered 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, March 17, in 401B Hale Library. This presentation provides an overview of the NCapture browser add-on (to Google Chrome and Microsoft IE) as a tool for extracting information from social media platforms and will explore how the extracted data is analyzed using NVivo 11 Plus, a qualitative and mixed methods data analysis tool. (The NVivo for Mac now enables this functionality as well.)

Tapping social media data with NCapture & NVivo 11

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KSIS Class Scheduler training available for spring 2017

KSIS Class Scheduler training is now available. Sessions are designed for employees new to the Class Scheduler process as well as refreshers for employees who have previously updated class schedules.

KSIS Class Scheduler training

Topics include:

  • Printing the Class Schedule report
  • Updating room locations
  • Updating instructors
  • Updating the section status
  • Other course related details

All sessions are held in 306 Calvin Hall.  The dates and times for the Class Scheduler sessions are:

New Class Scheduler

  • 10:30 a.m. – noon, Wednesday, March 1
  • 1:30-3 p.m., Friday, March 3

Class Scheduler Refresher

  • 10:30 a.m.-noon, Monday, March 6
  • 1:30-3 p.m., Tuesday, March 7

Registration through HRIS is required. See Using HRIS to register for classes. If the current dates and times do not match your schedule, contact Fred Darkow at 532-3138 or fdarkow@ksu.edu for more options.

Feb 24: Advanced NVivo 11 Plus training

“Advanced NVivo 11 Plus” is a follow-up presentation from the “Introduction to NVivo 11 Plus” offered earlier this month. This training will be held 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, in 401B Hale Library.

Advanced NVivo training

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Money Tips: Stretching your dollar, free Salt financial tool & public service loan forgiveness

Jodi Kaus, director of K-State’s Powercat Financial, will provide the following money tips & answer your questions about:

  • Ways to stretch your dollar
  • Qualifications for the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness program
  • Free online Salt financial tool

The session is 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m., Thursday, February 9 via Zoom. Join the session at https://ksu.zoom.us/j/644682117.

Since 2009, Kaus, an expert in financial management, has served as director of the center which provides free financial insight for students by students and recently moved into its new center on the third floor of the Student Union. She has almost 20 years of experience in wealth management and financial planning complimented by a law degree and Certified Trust & Financial Advisor designation.

If you have any questions, contact:

302 K-State Student Union, Third Floor
918 N. 17th Street
Manhattan, KS 66506-2800

Master Extract Reporting in KSIS offered monthly in spring 2017

Training sessions for Master Extract Reporting in KSIS for Spring 2017 are now available. The monthly sessions are for staff who have been granted the Master Extract Reporting permission. Previous sessions were limited to one month of a term. To make the training more available for staff members, the schedule is now set for one session each month.

You must have permissions set up for Master Extract Reporting in KSIS before you can take this class.

All sessions are scheduled in 306 Calvin Hall:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 21, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 29, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Monday, April 17, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Registration through HRIS is required. See Using HRIS to register for classes.

If the offered sessions do not fit your schedule, please contact the KSIS training coordinator, Fred Darkow, at fdarkow@k-state.edu to request additional classes. Attendees will be notified if a session is canceled and will be asked to register for an alternative training session.

KSIS Training sessions for spring 2017 available

KSIS training dates and times are now available for spring 2017.  Instructor-led training is available for faculty, academic advisors, and staff at no charge. However, registration through HRIS is required. See Using HRIS to register for classes.

Training for staff and faculty include the following topics:

  • Advising in KSIS
  • Class Scheduler
  • Deans Office Staff
  • Grading in KSIS
  • Master Extract Reporting
  • Processing Minors in KSIS
  • Student Records for Academic Department Staff
  • Student Records for Administrative Department Office Staff

For more information about each topic and the dates and times for training, visit the KSIS Training web page. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Fred Darkow, KSIS Training Coordinator, at fdarkow@ksu.edu or 785-532-3138.

Training dates now available for Advising in KSIS

Training dates for Advising in KSIS are available for sign-up in HRIS. Sessions focus on the KSU Advisor Center functions. Full-time advisors and faculty advisors are encouraged to attend. Registration through HRIS is required. See Using HRIS to register for classes.

The following Advising in KSIS sessions are in 306 Calvin Hall on the Manhattan campus.  The available times are:

  • Mon., Jan. 30, 2:30 – 4 p.m.
  • Tues., Feb 7, 10:30 a.m. – noon.
  • Wed., Feb. 15, 9 – 10:30 a.m.
  • Fri., Feb. 24, 1:30 – 3 p.m.

Topics covered during the sessions include, but are not limited to:

  • Advisee information pages
  • Running and viewing a DARS audit
  • Removing advising flags
  • Viewing program/plan history
  • Viewing test scores

For more information on current advising processes, visit k‑state.edu/ksis/help/advisors.  Additional KSIS training classes are posted at k‑state.edu/ksis/training.

If the available training sessions do not meet your schedule, please contact Fred Darkow, at fdarkow@ksu.edu or 785-532-3138, for further training options.

Grad students and faculty: Weekly ETDR walk-in clinics in spring 2017

Electronic Theses, Dissertations, and Reports (ETDR) weekly walk-in clinics are scheduled 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. every Wednesday from Feb. 1-April 12 in 301A Hale Library.  These are for graduate students who want faster help on thesis/dissertation formatting or Microsoft Word or LaTeX issues.  Topics include:

  • Using K-State’s ETDR writing templates (time-saving Word, LaTeX files)
  • Microsoft Word tools, tips, and solutions
  • Reviewing ETDRs to meet Graduate School requirements
  • Prior publication
  • Automated Table of Contents, figure/table captions, cross-references

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Personalized help available for K-State Online during the spring semester

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One-on-one help is available for instructors needing assistance with K-State Online. Instructors can schedule an appointment to meet with a K-State Online expert to review their course and answer questions. Continue reading “Personalized help available for K-State Online during the spring semester”

Getting Started with Canvas course for students

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K-State Online is a collection of systems and tools that support online teaching and learning at Kansas State University. At the core of K-State Online is the Canvas Learning Management System. Whether you are an experienced K-State Online Canvas user or new to the LMS, we have compiled some tips to help you through the spring 2017 semester in the Getting Started with Canvas course for students. Continue reading “Getting Started with Canvas course for students”