This morning, Tuesday, April 20, K-State experienced a disruption in e-mail service that prevented K-State faculty, staff, and students from accessing their e-mail. Personnel from K-State Information Technology Services worked closely with engineers and technical staff from Zimbra to identify and resolve the problem as quickly as possible.
While access to e-mail was disrupted, no e-mail or data was lost. ITS apologizes for the inconvenience this created for the campus community. This disruption also affected student e-mail access and may require accommodation from faculty as appropriate.
The Status: ITS Resources link has been added to the K-State homepage so K-Staters can be quickly informed about outages.
A four-minute video provides a fast tour of resources available on K-State’s ETDR website and in iTAC for students creating their electronic theses, dissertations, and reports (ETDRs). Created by Marty Courtois, an ETDR consultant in iTAC, the video highlights essential aspects of the ETDR website including:
Graduate School requirements, including fonts and formatting
Word document templates that meet the Graduate School requirements
ETDR submission checklist
“Using Word” online documentation with Word settings, navigation tips, styles, and more
Self-paced Microsoft Office 2003 and 2007 (PCs) and Office 2004 and 2008 (Macs) courses are available online for all K-State faculty and staff. Also offered are courses on IT Security and Business Communications, as well as online technical references on a wide variety of topics. The tutorials are free, but registration for online tutorials is required for access.
Learn more about Computing at K-State at the next one-hour IT Orientation session 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 16, in 401B Hale Library. It is open to all K-State faculty/staff and students but requires pre-registration.
Other upcoming IT Orientation sessions this semester include:
2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, 401B Hale Library
2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, 401B Hale Library
The K-State Libraries have made high-quality technology titles available through Safari Tech Books Online. Safari includes titles published in the current year and the previous two calendar years, and includes timely topics such as certification, enterprise computing, Java, Linux/Unix, web development, Windows, XML, and more.
On Thursday, Sept. 3, some K-State systems and services may be unavailable for nearly 90 minutes for a storage firmware update. View the Status of K-State IT Resources site for more details and check back for additional updates. Systems that will be unavailable include: K-State Online and all Axio instances; EIS – the DCE course search and registration system; the Survey System; TEVAL -the student rating system; Wimba/Camtasia Relay – the online live classroom and video capture system; and the online Admission Application.
Maintenance will occur between midnight-4 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 3. Service will resume as soon as the maintenance is completed. Information Technology Services apologizes for the inconvenience.
All K-State employees have access to Human Resource Information System (HRIS) Employee Self Service using their K-State eID (electronic ID) and password. Employee Self Service empowers employees to have direct ownership of their personal data in HRIS. It is accessible 24/7 to each employee, except during daily back-up and system maintenance.
Employees have the ability to:
Update W-4 tax and/or K-4 tax information, direct deposit data, home address, phone numbers, emergency contacts, marital status, and ethnic group.
View paycheck information, leave-accrual balances, benefit summaries, personal data, work information, total compensation, and training summaries.
Enroll in training sessions offered by the Division of Human Resources, Employee Relations and Training, and other departments.
Of all the devices in the Media Development Center (213 Hale Library), the scanners are most frequently used by students and faculty/staff. There are three types:
The flatbed scanners are the most commonly used. They are the most versatile, as they have the ability to scan pictures, drawings, documents, and books that measure up to 12 inches by 17 inches. Professors use them to scan book pages to post online or to show via document cameras. Architecture students use them to scan layouts and floor plans for digital storage. Other uses are to edit a scanned document and archive pictures.