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KSIS Class Scheduler training available for spring 2016

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.

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 Fairchild 9.  The dates and times for the Class Scheduler sessions are:

New Class Scheduler

  • Tuesday, March 1, 10:30 a.m.-noon
  • Friday, March 4, 1:30-3 p.m.

Class Scheduler Refresher

  • Monday, March 7, 1-2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 10, 10:30 a.m.-noon

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.

Last chance in Spring 2015 for Master Extract Reporting training

There is only one more session available in Spring 2015 for Master Extract Reporting in KSIS. You must have permissions set up for Master Extract Reporting before you can take this class. The training session is 10:30-11:30 a.m. Monday, April 27, in 9 Fairchild HallContinue reading “Last chance in Spring 2015 for Master Extract Reporting training”

KSIS: Processing Minors session offered April 14

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 14, in 9 Fairchild Hall.

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.

Grad students and K-State writers: “Using Word to write” sessions scheduled April 16, April 23

Graduate students, faculty, and all K-State writers who want to learn more about the ins and outs of using Microsoft Word are welcome to drop by the “Using Word to write” open help session 3-6 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at the west end of the K-State InfoCommons (main floor of Hale Library).  A repeat session is scheduled 3-6 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, in the same location.  Continue reading “Grad students and K-State writers: “Using Word to write” sessions scheduled April 16, April 23″

iSIS training sessions for spring 2014 now posted

iSIS training sessions for spring 2014 are now posted at www.k-state.edu/isis/training. Staff members can now plan which classes they want to attend and then sign up for them in HRIS.

Class sessions offered include:

  • Advising in iSIS
  • Grading in iSIS
  • Class Scheduler New
  • Class Scheduler Refresher
  • Master Extract Reporting in iSIS

Continue reading “iSIS training sessions for spring 2014 now posted”

Keeping up with software updates on Macs

(Editor’s note: This article by Dennis Devenney was first published in the College of Education’s Catalyst newsletter, December 2011.  It has been edited for the IT News blog.)

It is important that you keep your software up-to-date with the most current version. The following steps will ensure that you have the latest version of your software and correct errors that may occur with older versions.

Best Practice for installing Software Updates:

1. Quit all applications and turn off applications from auto-starting when computer starts up. Disconnect any FireWire or USB devices before updating. You can then re-connect the devices one by one after the update process is complete and the system has restarted. Avoid performing any other operations on the computer while performing installs or updates.

2. Run “Disk Utility.” This application is in the Utility folder, which is inside the Applications folder. Select your Mac HD, then click on Repair Disk Permissions. This may take between 5 to 40 minutes to complete.

3. Now do the Software Update. This is located under the Apple icon in the upper left corner of your computer screen. If there are more than four applications to update, select only four at a time to do the update. Click on Install the Software Updates.

Sftware Update window

Note: I never install all updates at once, especially if they require Restart of the computer for each update (the triangle to the left). This has been a debatable issue so do as you feel, just my opinion. Security Updates are usually big, so I would recommend doing them separately.

4. When the Software Updates are completed, repeat step 2. You are done until the next Software Update. Please remember it is important to keep doing these updates.

One more thing… Never Move Applications!
Please make sure all Apple-installed applications and utilities are in their original locations. Moving one of these applications to a different location on the hard drive can lead to an incomplete or corrupted update and system.

“Mac 101″ seminar Monday, Sept. 13

Bought a new Mac? Interested in the basics of the Mac OS X? Make plans to attend a Mac 101 session 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13, in Room 207 of the K-State Student Union. See the attached Mac 101 flier (PDF) for more information.

Christine Caplinger, the Apple student campus rep, will be the presenter. E-mail her at christine.caplinger@me.com with any questions about the session.

Zimbra Weekly: Setting calendar permissions

In K-State Zimbra Calendar, you can specify who is allowed to see your Free/Busy information and who can invite you to meetings. The default is to allow all users to see your Free/Busy information and to invite you to meetings.

Those allowed to see your Free/Busy information will only see blocks of time marked as Free, Busy, Tentative, Unknown, or Out of Office when scheduling a meeting with you. They will not be able to see appointment details. If you want to allow users to see appointment details, you should share your calendar with them.

All meeting invitations sent to you are automatically put on your calendar as tentative events, even if you have not accepted them. For this reason, you may want to control who is allowed to invite you to meetings. Or you can chose not to automatically add received appointments to the calendar by unselecting this option in the calendar options.

How to set calendar permissions

  1. Sign in to K-State Zimbra at webmail.k-state.edu.
  2. Click the Options tab.
  3. From the Options list in the left pane, select Calendar.
  4. In the Permissions section of the calendar options, select a Free/Busy option from the following:

Zimbra Weekly: Calendar view options

There are several view options for K-State Zimbra Calendar. By default, the Work Week view is displayed when the calendar is opened. You can change your view at any time from the calendar toolbar, which only changes the view for that session.

Calendar view options include:

  • Day
  • Work week – Displays Monday through Friday.
  • Week – Displays seven days of activities. You can select the starting day for the week view in the calendar Preferences.
  • Month
  • Schedule – This will display multiple calendars, with each calendar displayed in a separate column.

How to change the calendar view

  1. Sign in to K-State Zimbra at webmail.k-state.edu.
  2. Click the Calendar tab. Continue reading “Zimbra Weekly: Calendar view options”