Whether you are an experienced K-State Online Canvas user or new to teaching with the LMS, we have compiled some tips and tricks to help you through the semester in the Getting started with Canvas course for instructors. Continue reading “Getting started with Canvas”
Mediasite services and content will migrate from the current cloud-hosted provider to on-campus servers during the month of June. In the last year alone, Mediasite has experienced a 360 percent growth in presentations, now totaling more than 17 thousand. With the continued growth of Mediasite, it has become fiscally advantageous to migrate to an on-campus installation. Continue reading “Mediasite June migration”
Kathleen Adams will present “Phishing – not just for days at the lake” at 3 p.m., May 11, via Zoom. Join this session to learn about what happens when a phishing scam hits K-State. So far this year there have been 471 phishing scams reported and 175 compromised eIDs. Phishing is a very serious problem, join the discussion to learn what you can do to protect yourself. Topics include:
- Identifying types of phishing scams
- Sending phishing scams to K-State’s abuse email team with precision
- Learning what we do to take down a phishing scam
- Discovering what happens if an account gets compromised
- Protecting your account from being compromised
Yammer is a private social network that connects you to people at K-State and beyond. Yammer makes it easy to share, collaborate, and build a body of knowledge that’s instantly accessible at any time and from any device.
K-State has been using the free version of Yammer for many years. On April 1, Microsoft will begin rolling out Yammer and it will be available from the Office 365 App Launcher in the coming weeks. Join this session to learn all about it.
Cathy Rodriguez, iTAC, will present Yammer Time!, 3 p.m. Wednesday, Mar. 23, via Zoom. Topics include:
- Editing your Yammer profile
- Modifying notifications
- Creating groups and networks
- Joining groups and networks
- Navigating between groups and networks
- Exploring Yammer use cases
Visit the Tech Tips Live! website for information about the series and to view videos of previous sessions. Ideas on future Tech Tips Live! session topics can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
OneDrive is available as part of K-State’s Office 365 package and can be used to store, share, and collaborate on files. You can use it to store class assignments, departmental and committee documents, public research data, and other project information. You can also securely share and collaborate on files with specific individuals.
A few things to keep in mind:
- Create a new folder when you need to store groups of files.
- Never store confidential data, including but not limited to Personally Identifiable Information (information about an individual that contains a unique identifier).
- Do not store non-university files on OneDrive because these could be obtained by others through a subpoena or other legal process.
- Only share files with specific individuals.
- Remove individuals’ access when they no longer require access to files or folder.
OneDrive is available from the Office 365 app launcher, desktop client, and mobile devices. See the following articles on how to configure the OneDrive app on your mobile devices:
Afternoon Canvas Walk-In Help Sessions have been added for the first week of classes. Bring your laptop and come to the Canvas Walk-In Help Sessions August 24 through August 28 in the K-State Student Union, Room 203. Continue reading “K-State Online: Canvas walk-in help sessions Aug. 24 – 28”
Join Ben Ward from the Information Technology Assistance Center for the Canvas brown-bag lunch series from noon-1 p.m. Thursday, July 9, in Hale Library Room 301. This week we will be exploring personal settings, including profiles and ePortfolios. Continue reading “Canvas brown-bag lunch series: Personal settings”
Join Ben Ward from the Information Technology Assistance Center for the Canvas brown-bag lunch series from noon-1 p.m. Thursday, July 2, in Hale Library Room 301. This week we will be exploring course organization and using templates in Canvas. Continue reading “Canvas brown-bag lunch series: Course organization and templates”
Due to popular demand, additional Grading in KSIS sessions have been added for faculty and staff wanting to transfer grades from both Canvas and K-State Online Classic to KSIS. The training is intended for faculty and staff members who are involved in submitting grades at the end of the Spring 2015 term.
All sessions take place in Fairchild 9. Dates and times are:
- Tuesday, May 5, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, May 6, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Colleague 2 Colleague, a non-profit regional professional organization, is hosting the 16th annual Summer Institute on Distance Learning and Instructional Technology (SIDLIT) Thurs. and Fri., July 30 – 31, 2015, at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas.
Keynote on Next-Gen LMSes
Dr. Ali Jafari, Professor of Engineering and Technology and Director of CyberLab at Indiana University, will be the 2015 keynote speaker. He will be speaking on “Next Generation of Learning Management Systems: Social, Global, and Engaging”.