- Get a free copy of Microsoft Office for personal use on up to 5 PCs or Macs, 5 tablets, and 5 phones. See the installation instructions for Mac, for Windows, and for mobile devices.
- Connect your mobile devices to K-State’s wireless network.
- Install free Trend Micro Antivirus software (required for all computers connecting to K-State’s network).
- Subscribe to the K-State IT News blog to get the latest IT happenings. Use “Subscribe by Email” in the right sidebar.
- Connect with the IT Help Desk on Twitter and Facebook.
‘Tis the season for instructors to give the gift of grades to students for the Fall 2012 semester. Fortunately, iSIS makes the process relatively simple and painless for all involved.
If you were unable to attend the Grading in iSIS training sessions the past two weeks, below are links to the deadlines and processes to use for submitting grades. Keep in mind that two new processes were put in place for Spring 2012 and carry over to the current and future semesters: Entering Participation Validation, and Requesting Grade Changes in iSIS. Continue reading “Resources for submitting grades in iSIS”
K-State Libraries will host Faculty Library Day from 1:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7. All K-State faculty are invited to attend. Concurrent sessions are offered over the course of the afternoon, structured like a conference and led by library and research experts.
All sessions focus on faculty research and technology needs as well as highlight multidisciplinary resources. Participants are welcome to come for just one session, attend several or stay all afternoon. Registration is not required. A schedule including room locations and full session descriptions is available online. Continue reading “Faculty Day at K-State Libraries Nov. 7”
I’d like to learn more about using Mac computers. What training and resources are available at K-State and elsewhere?
This is a common question nowadays, given the continuing user trend toward Macs in the U.S. (netmarketshare.com reports Mac operating system market share is 11.46 percent this month).
Mac resources at K-State
- Mac training resources from Information Technology Services provide news, tips, how-tos, software, and more.
- IT security resources include Mac-related downloads, updates, and best security practices that pertain to both Macs and PCs.
- The Media Development Center, 214 Hale Library, has six Macs for use by K-Staters; some Mac classes; multimedia resources; and student consultants to answer questions. Continue reading “Q/A: How do I learn to use a Mac?”
Here’s a snapshot of IT usage at the beginning of the fall semester:
- 160,692 pages printed in the university computing labs and InfoCommons by 6,393 users (Aug. 15-Sept. 4)
- 39,080 sign-ins were noted in iSIS, the student information system, on Aug. 24 (the first day of fall semester classes)
- 22,264 students are listed on rosters in K-State Online for the fall semester
- 1,108 instructors signed into K-State Online in the last 24 hours
- 4.9 courses per student are provided in K-State Online
The InfoTech Tuesday newsletter will not be published next week during spring break. Publication resumes Tuesday, March 24. If you have time during spring break, check out IT resources featured in previous issues (see below) and/or take time to learn that new software program or computer tool.
IT tools and resources in recent issues
- YouSendIt.com, a free service for making large files available to others
- Google Search tricks
- Free VLC media player
- Visio 2007 new features and how-to
- Five things you need to know about IT security at K-State
- The University Life Café that went live in January and promotes mental wellness
- ARTstor database of digital images “that spans the globe, from ancient times to contemporary life”