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Grading in KSIS training available Dec. 1-2

Grading in KSIS training is now available for faculty and staff who are involved in submitting grades at the end of the fall 2015 term.

All sessions take place in 9 Fairchild Hall.  Sessions are:Grading in KSIS training Dec. 1-2, 9 Fairchild Hall

  • Tue, Dec. 1, 10:30-11:30 a.m. 
  • Wed, Dec. 2, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

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United States to attempt to dethrone China with world’s fastest supercomputer

China has the world’s fastest supercomputer in 2015, but in 10 years it might not be able to say the same. On July 29, President Obama signed an executive order calling for the U.S. to build the world’s fastest computer by the year 2025. The supercomputer would be 20 times quicker than the current leading machine, which is  the Tianhe-2 in China’s National Computer Center located in Guangzhou.

This new supercomputer would be capable of making one quintillion (a billion billion) calculations per second, also known as one exaflop. The National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI) is a collaborative strategy to research and build the computer.

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Need to learn about Master Extract Reporting in KSIS?

Training sessions are now available for the fall for Master Extract Reporting in KSIS. You must have permissions set up for Master Extract Reporting in KSIS before you can take this class.

All sessions are scheduled in 9 Fairchild Hall:

  • 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 18
  • 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 6
  • 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 3
  • 1:30-2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 24

Registration through HRIS is required. See Using HRIS to register for classes.

If the offered sessions do not fit your schedule, please contact the KSIS training coordinator, Fred Darkow, at fdarkow@k-state.edu to request additional classes. Attendees will be notified if a session is canceled and will be asked to register for an alternative training session.

KSIS training for fall 2015 now available

KSIS Training dates and times are now available for fall 2015.  Instructor-led training is available for faculty, academic advisors, and staff at no charge. However registration is required.

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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.

UFM technology classes for spring 2015: ebooks, computers, Adobe, photography, geocaching

Low-cost classes on technology topics are available to K-Staters this spring semester on ebooks, computer skills, Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, digital photography, and geocaching, through the UFM Community Learning Center. Classes fill up fast, so call 785-539-8763 or register online at the www.tryufm.org website.   Continue reading “UFM technology classes for spring 2015: ebooks, computers, Adobe, photography, geocaching”

How to transfer grades from K-State Online to iSIS

Did you know you can transfer final grades from K-State Online to iSIS?

Did you know it is possible to have a student in your K-State Online roster and NOT in your iSIS roster?

Did you know that you can learn the proper process to set your grading rules and grading scale in K-State Online, at training sessions starting Tuesday, Dec. 3?  Continue reading “How to transfer grades from K-State Online to iSIS”

EDUCAUSE webinar noon Nov. 12 on undergraduate use of technology

The “Annual ECAR Student and IT Study” is a free EDUCAUSE webinar scheduled noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, in 301 Hale Library. The webinar covers the results of the 2013 study done on undergraduate use of technology in higher education. K-Staters are welcome to join the group viewing sponsored by Information Technology Services, or register for free through the event page to view the webinar from their office or home.
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Technology classes include iPad, photography, cybersecurity at UFM Community Learning Center

Those who want to learn more about technology this fall can tap into the UFM Community Learning Center’s low-cost classes at www.tryufm.org, where the philosophy is “everyone can teach, everyone can learn.”  UFM is a creative educational program serving Kansas State University, the Manhattan area, and the state of Kansas.   Continue reading “Technology classes include iPad, photography, cybersecurity at UFM Community Learning Center”

Annual IT Satisfaction Survey being emailed to K-State subset

Over the next two weeks, Information Technology Services (ITS) will be conducting its annual satisfaction survey. A random sample of undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff will receive an online survey on topics ranging from services and applications, to help desk, telecommunications, networking, email, security, data storage and more.

K-Staters who receive the survey via email are asked to provide their assessment of IT to help us improve our services and support. Those who complete the survey will have their names entered into a drawing, and four individuals will be randomly selected to receive $50 iTunes gift cards.