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Grad students: More ETDR walk-in help sessions scheduled Nov. 1, Nov. 8

In response to recent inquiries from graduate students, two more walk-in help sessions on Electronic Theses, Dissertations, and Reports (ETDR) have been scheduled this semester: 5-6 p.m. Wednesdays, Nov. 1 and Nov. 8, in 407 Hale Library. These come-and-go help sessions are primarily for students graduating this semester.

ETDR walk-in help sessions are designed to give fast help on formatting theses and dissertations, Microsoft Word, LaTeX, and ETDR questions.  About 30 Windows computers are available in Hale 407.  Attendees are welcome to bring their laptops for specific help.

If you plan to attend, it will help to accommodate more students if you create an ETDR request form ahead of time and specify a meeting time (Nov. 1 ETDR session 5-6 p.m. OR Nov. 8 ETDR session 5-6 p.m.)  Otherwise, students will be asked to create the online request when they arrive.

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MATLAB seminar Oct. 24 open to all K-Staters

by Information Technology Services

Representatives from MathWorks will host a MATLAB seminar 3-5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, in 1109 Engineering Hall, which is adjacent to Durland Hall (see building locator map).  This event is free to all K-State faculty, staff, and students.  Registration is requested although walk-ins are welcome.

MATLAB is a programming environment for algorithm development, data analysis, visualization, and numerical computation. Using MATLAB, you can solve technical computing problems faster than with traditional programming languages, such as C, C++, and FORTRAN.

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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 or 318 Calvin Hall on the Manhattan campus.  The available times are:

  • Wed., Sept. 13, 9:30 – 11 a.m.
  • Tues., Sept. 19, 1 – 2:30 p.m. (318)
  • Mon., Sept. 25, 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 the KSIS for advisors web page.  See the KSIS training web page for additional classes.

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.

Master Extract Reporting in KSIS offered monthly in fall 2017

Training sessions for Master Extract Reporting in KSIS for fall 2017 are now available. The monthly sessions are only 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 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:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 26, 1:30 – 2:30p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 6, 11 a.m – 12 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 1, 11 a.m – 12 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 27, 3 – 4 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 Fall 2017 available

KSIS training dates and times are now available for fall 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.

Sept. 15: Exploring Advanced Features of Qualtrics

“Exploring Advanced Features of Qualtrics” is scheduled 1:30–3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, in 401B Hale Library. All students, faculty, and staff who use this research suite are welcome to attend.

Exploring Advanced Features of Qualtrics

The Qualtrics tool that powers K-State Survey is one of the most sophisticated online survey and research tools on the market. At K-State, it is used for research, teaching assessment, event registration, large-scale policy compliance trainings, late TEVAL evaluations, and more. There is also a new integration from Qualtrics to NVivo 11 Plus for direct access to online survey data for qualitative and mixed methods analysis.

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Copy grades from K-State Online to KSIS

by Information Technology Services

KSISInstructors can copy their final grades from K-State Online to KSIS with the Copy Grades to KSIS tool located in the left-hand navigation of each course in K-State Online. Continue reading “Copy grades from K-State Online to KSIS”

Grading in KSIS training sessions now available

Grading in KSIS training is available for faculty and staff who are involved in submitting grades at the end of the spring 2017 term. Training topics include:

  • Transferring grades from Canvas to KSIS
  • Manually entering grades in KSIS
  • Updating grades in KSIS
  • Submitting a Grade Change Request form in KSIS
  • Q&A for grade submission at K-State

Grading in KSIS training All sessions take place in 306 Calvin Hall.

  • Tuesday, April 25, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, April 26, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

To attend, sign up in HRIS (see the sign-up instructions). Walk-in attendees are welcome.

If you are unable to attend a session for Grading in KSIS but would like to receive training, contact Fred Darkow at 785-532-3138 or fdarkow@k-state.edu to discuss availability.

KSIS: Processing Minors session offered April 11

A “Processing Minors” training session is now available for K-State employees who approve minors for students who are graduating. The training session is 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 11, in 306 Calvin Hall.

KSIS: Processing minors training

Registration through HRIS is required. For more information, see the article Using HRIS to register for classes.

If you are unable to attend a session for Processing Minors, please contact Fred Darkow at 785-532-3138 or fdarkow@k-state.edu to discuss training availability.

April 7: Exploring Advanced Features of Qualtrics training

“Exploring Advanced Features of Qualtrics” is scheduled 1:30–3:30 p.m. Friday, April 7, in 401B Hale Library. All students, faculty, and staff who use this research suite are welcome to attend.

Advanced Qualtrics

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