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Fall 2013 courses needed for learning management system Canvas pilot

by Information Technology Services

This fall Information Technology Services (ITS) is conducting a pilot of Canvas by Instructure. Canvas is a state-of-the-art Learning Management System (LMS) used by many major institutions that offers a variety of powerful and intuitive tools. The pilot will assess the technical and logistical feasibility of using Canvas at K-State.  Instructors who would like to try out Canvas with their students this fall should apply for the Canvas pilot right away.   Continue reading “Fall 2013 courses needed for learning management system Canvas pilot”

More options now for required IT security training

Types of IT security training available

  • Face-to-face
  • Online audio
  • Online text-only

A new text-only version of K-State’s online IT security training is now available to allow people to move through the material at their own pace. Relevant information from the audio version that is not already displayed has been added to the text-only slides to make sure all the content is covered.  While both versions contain the same general information, the version with audio contains more in-depth discussions of each topic and may be more useful for less technical users.

Take the mandatory training online at secureit.k-state.edu/secureit
(eID/password sign-in is required).

Thus far, more than 1,250 K-State employees have completed the online version of the training, with 767 attending the live, face-to-face version.

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K-State Online / Axio Learning Conference 2010 videos now available online

Videos and presentation materials from the K-State Online / Axio Conference 2010 are now available at www.axioconference.org/followup .

  • Keynote: “ From Knowledgeable to Knowledge-able in a Digital World: What’s at Stake” by Michael Wesch
  • Open Forum moderated by Dave Young
  • “The Looking Glass: Faculty and Students’ Perception of Technology in the Classroom” by Rebecca Gould and Tweed Ross
  • “Using Axio for Survey Data Collection outside Kansas State University” by O. Shawn Cupp
  • “Using a Wiki Assignment: Group Collaboration Won’t Ever Be the Same” by Royce Ann Collins Continue reading “K-State Online / Axio Learning Conference 2010 videos now available online”

Smart.fm, a cool learning tool

Smart.fm is a neat, free learning website from Tokyo. It was created as a learning platform that adapts to each learner’s style. One of the cool features about Smart.fm is the ability for individuals to create their own learning modules to share with folks.

Smart.fm currently hosts modules ranging from language learning to animal identification. For those who prefer to do their learning on the go, a free iPhone and iPod Touch application is available. All you need is a network connection, cellular or WiFi, and you should be good to go. Visit www.smart.fm and learn something new today.

Schedule of live EDUCAUSE sessions Nov. 4-6

The online EDUCAUSE Conference is scheduled Nov. 4-6, and K-Staters are welcome to attend the following live-streamed sessions as time allows. Length of sessions vary. Seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so it’s a good idea to arrive early. No registration is needed. Further information about each session and the presenter(s) is available in the conference program.

Wednesday, Nov. 4 sessions (123 Hale Library)
9:15 a.m. Collaboration Is Strategy
11:30 a.m. Cloud Computing: Hype or Hope?
12:40 p.m. The Future of Higher Education
1:45 p.m. Incident Management
2:30 p.m. Teaching and Learning with Web 2.0 Tools
3:15 p.m. Leading the University as a “Platform”
4:15 p.m. Funding IT
4:50 p.m. The Changing Role of the CIO
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