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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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Free seminars March 13-April 4: DSLR cameras, Adobe (Premiere, Lightroom, Illustrator) and Video Format Conversion

Students and faculty/staff are invited to participate in these hands-on seminars offered March 13-April 4 by the Media Development Center. No enrollment is needed. Stop by 213 Hale Library at the times and dates below.

  • Introduction to Using a DSLR camera and Adobe Premiere Pro — 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, March 13
  • Introduction to using Adobe Lightroom and Photo Retouching — 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 14
  • Introduction to Adobe Illustrator-Basics — 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 27
  • Introduction to Video Format Conversion — 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, April 4

For details, see the MDC classes webpage or contact Jahvelle Rhone, media development coordinator (785-532-7422, rhone@k-state.edu).

March 30: Introduction to Qualtrics

Qualtrics, a robust and versatile survey tool, is used for a variety of purposes at K-State.  A few examples:

  • Event registrations
  • Satisfaction surveys
  • Online forms
  • Academic research
  • Training
  • and more

Ready to start learning how to use the tool? An Introduction to Qualtrics training is 2:00-3:00 p.m., Thursday, March 30 in 318 Calvin Hall.

Introduction to Qualtrics

Topics to be covered:

  • Create and manage surveys
  • Question types overview
  • Look and feel
  • Collaboration
  • Block options and survey flow
  • Display and skip logic
  • Distribution
  • Reports

All faculty, staff, and grad students are welcome to attend. No registration is required.

If you have any questions, contact Rebecca Gould (ragou@ksu.edu) or Cathy Rodriguez (cathyr@ksu.edu).

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.