All K-State faculty/staff who will be using the university technology classrooms for the first time this fall must attend a short training session before receiving the key for those classrooms. Once training is complete, instructors can request keys through Facilities Key Control in Dykstra Hall. For more information see the technology classrooms website. Continue reading “Fall 2013 technology classroom training”
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Summer months are when Information Technology Services (ITS) prepares for the next academic year. This summer may prove to be the busiest summer on record for ITS, and it got even busier with needed support for the NCAA regional tournament in June.
K-State recently hosted the NCAA Manhattan regionals (June 2), and ITS staff had a mile-long to-do list in support of the tournament, including providing wired and wireless coverage for the press during this event. ITS ran ISDN and analog lines for ESPN to support Media Broadcasting from Tointon Stadium. In the Brandeberry Complex, staff installed wired and wireless Ethernet locations. In the merchandise tent, cabling was installed to provide connections for credit card transactions. Continue reading “Big summer projects in Information Technology Services”
K-State faculty/staff who will be using the university technology classrooms for the first time this spring must attend a short training session before they can request keys for those classrooms. Once training is completed, instructors can request keys through Facilities Key Control in Dykstra Hall. For more information, see the Technology Classrooms website.
These one-time training sessions include:
- An overview of the different kinds of equipment and software available
- How to turn on and shut off the systems
- How to properly lock/unlock the classroom and podium
- Policies and procedures
Senna Technology Systems, a Panasonic and local technology dealer, and a representative from Panasonic will be showing IT and system administrators a new Panasonic projector featuring the new Digital Link technology. The presentation is scheduled 1:30 – 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, in Hale 401. All system admins and IT staff are invited to attend, but all faculty/staff are welcome.
Panasonic will also have a 65-inch interactive display with them as well that can be used for digital signage or as an interactive classroom display.
Questions can be emailed to Kevin Shippy, firstname.lastname@example.org.
In May 2011, Information Technology Services began updating technology in many of the general-use classrooms on campus. Since that time, new equipment has been installed in a total of 42 rooms in 11 different buildings. This includes a projector, a simple control panel, switching equipment, and sound amplification. These systems are based on new digital standards that allow for HDMI, VGA, Component and Composite inputs to be connected. The majority of the classrooms that were updated also had new white boards installed provided by the Division of Facilities.
During the summer 2012 break, 17 rooms were completed: Continue reading “17 more basic technology classrooms completed this summer”
K-State faculty/staff who will be using the university technology classrooms for the first time this fall must attend a short training session before they can request keys for those classrooms. Once training is completed, instructors can request keys through Facilities Key Control in Dykstra Hall. For more information, see the Technology Classrooms website. Continue reading “Fall training for using K-State’s technology classrooms”
The Information Technology Assistance Center has replaced equipment in technology classrooms over the winter break. Some of the equipment that was removed from these rooms is now available for transfer to other departments on campus. Here is a list of what is currently available:
- Epson 8300 LCD Projector (1)
- APC 1000 VA Battery Backup Units (12)
- Shure ULXP4-J1 Microphone Transmitters/Receivers (6)
- Extron SW4 VGA Switchers (5)
Epson will demonstrate their new PowerLite G5650W model projector at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, in Room 401 of Hale Library. The specifications of this projector include:
- 3LCD display technology
- 4500 ANSI lumens
- 1280 x 800 native resolution
- 16:10 native aspect ratio
- 2000:1 contrast ratio
- HDMI ready
Epson will provide additional details on the expansion of their high-end products. This presentation is open to all faculty/staff.
K-State’s Chapter 3470 on Technologically Enhanced Classrooms has been completely revised in the university’s Policies and Procedures Manual. The Vice Provost for Information Technology Services (VP-ITS) is responsible for this policy. Questions regarding this policy should be sent to Rebecca Gould, director of iTAC, at 785-532-2298, email@example.com.
Epson recently released a new price sheet for Epson multimedia projectors and accessories available through state contract vendor Cytek Media Systems. Epson provides cost-savings to schools and universities through the Brighter Futures Program, and departments can place orders with Cytek Media Systems using state contract number 09175 (via the list of contract items from the Controller’s Office).
See the Brighter Futures price sheet (PDF) for current prices and vendor contact information.