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KSIS Class Scheduler training available for spring 2016

KSIS Class Scheduler training is now available. Sessions are designed for employees new to the Class Scheduler process as well as refreshers for employees who have previously updated class schedules.

Topics include:

  • Printing the Class Schedule report
  • Updating room locations
  • Updating instructors
  • Updating the section status
  • Other course related details

All sessions are held in Fairchild 9.  The dates and times for the Class Scheduler sessions are:

New Class Scheduler

  • Tuesday, March 1, 10:30 a.m.-noon
  • Friday, March 4, 1:30-3 p.m.

Class Scheduler Refresher

  • Monday, March 7, 1-2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 10, 10:30 a.m.-noon

Registration through HRIS is required. See Using HRIS to register for classes. If the current dates and times do not match your schedule, contact Fred Darkow at 532-3138 or fdarkow@ksu.edu for more options.

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.

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”

March 9 (today) registration deadline for 2012 technology showcase

Today, March 9, is the last day for K-State faculty/staff to register for the Teaching, Learning, and Technology Showcase 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, in the K-State Student Union Ballroom. Come and join the event, and stay for a light lunch. Prize drawings will be held throughout the showcase.

Registration for the event is required. If you haven’t previously registered for an event through the Division of Continuing Education, you must create an account using your email address and setting a password (NOT your eID password).

What’s at the showcase

  1. 25+ faculty demonstrations of technology, tools, tips, and resources
  2. Three mini-presentations: developing mobile apps; music and technology in the classroom; and advancing public knowledge of traumatic brain injury
  3. Nine vendors with technology products and demos
  4. Free lunch
  5. Prize drawings for two 26″ LCD TVs, a Steelcase Node Chair, a Dell 22-inch widescreen monitor, printers, Adobe Creative Suite Software, a Kindle Touch, and more

Showcase details are on the Teaching, Learning, and Technology Showcase blog.

Equipment checkout service for K-Staters

(Editor’s note: This new “Equipment checkout” series of articles will feature answers to commonly asked questions.  Equipment checkout can be reached at 785-532-4918, itacrecp@ksu.edu.)

The iTAC operator/receptionist desk in Hale 214 does everything from answering phones to managing events to checking out equipment to the rest of the K-State family. Their responsibilities are numerous, and they answer a lot of questions, especially on equipment checkout.

Q. What kinds of equipment can I check out?

We offer many different types of equipment that are available to any K-Stater (i.e., projectors, tripods, most cameras, etc.) and some equipment that is only available to staff and faculty (i.e., laptops, specialized cameras, etc.). Continue reading “Equipment checkout service for K-Staters”

Registration is open for the Teaching, Learning, and Technology Showcase

K-State faculty will share their teaching experiences and vendors will demonstrate their products at the Teaching, Learning, and Technology Showcase 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, in the K-State Student Union Ballroom. Come and join the event, discuss over coffee, and stay for a light lunch. Prize drawings will be held throughout the showcase.

Registration for the event is required for planning purposes. If you haven’t previously registered for an event through the Division of Continuing Education, you need to create an account using your email address and setting a password. This should NOT be your eID password.

Mini-presentations will be held on the half hour at the showcase. To learn more, go to the Teaching, Learning, and Technology Showcase blog.

Continue reading “Registration is open for the Teaching, Learning, and Technology Showcase”

Teaching, Learning, and Technology Showcase set for Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Technology Showcase logoMark your calendars for the Teaching, Learning, and Technology Showcase 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, in the K-State Student Union Ballroom. There will be faculty presentations, faculty demonstrations, and vendor exhibits.

The goals for the event are to:

  • Showcase exemplary teaching talent on campus
  • Inspire faculty to use technology in innovative ways
  • Share best practices with university colleagues
  • Interact with technology vendors

Presentations scheduled:

  • Using iPads or other Mobile Devices in Mathematics – Andy Bennett
  • Music and Technology in the Classroom – Cora Cooper
  • Advancing Public Knowledge of Traumatic Brain Injury: Creating Change in Kansas – Deb Sellers

Check the IT News blog periodically for more details that will be coming soon.

Numerous iPad tools shown at November roundtable + user group meeting

For those who missed the All about iPads: IDT Roundtable + iPad user meeting Nov. 15, video recordings of the event (4 segments, 30 minutes each) are now on the IDT Roundtable’s iPad for Beginners webpage.  Presentations included many iPad apps, tools, and processes listed below, interspersed with questions/answers and discussion by the 60 K-Staters who attended.

The K-State iPad User Group recently created by Mary Hammel, College of Education, is another resource for learning and sharing about iPads, apps, accessories, and issues.

Presentation tools  

  • Doceri (remote, no-wire access to other software on a computer in same room); free app for iPad, but $50 software required on PC or Mac
  • Splashtop (remote communications tool to control computer and do work); if have access to a PC/Mac, can use any software on it and don’t need to buy for iPad

Productivity apps (in iWorks) 

  • Pages (word processing)
  • Keynote (presentations)
  • Numbers (spreadsheet)

Note-taking apps

  • Penultimate (write notes, doodle, draw, add pics, annotate; send to self as PDF)
  • WritePad (hand-write in bottom area; converts to text above)
  • Note Taker HD (similar to WritePad’s top/bottom format)
  • AudioNote (keeps a parallel audio file in sequence with written notes)
  • Dragon Dictation (speech to text)

Conferencing

  • Skype (one-to-one conferencing)
  • Polycom (videoconferencing with multiple people)
  • Adobe Connect (similar to Polycom; up to 250 people)

Securing your iPad

  • Find my iPad (a way to register iPhone, iPad, etc. in iCloud so can find later)
  • Ability to lock your device
  • Ability to wipe all data on your device

iCloud features

  • 5 gigabytes free storage; requires iOS 5, Mac OS X Lion, Windows Vista/7
  • Sync (contacts, reminders, mail, notes, etc.)
  • Photo stream (copy 1,000 photos from last 30 days to your iPad)
  • Find my iDevice
  • Limited security; limited PC integration

Other apps, processes, resources 

  • Good Reader (easy app to move lots of files to iPad)
  • iPad 2 mirroring (only works with Apple TV)
  • Apple TV  (really a connector and projection tool for iPad)
  • “Assistive touch” feature on iPad
  • Backups
  • eBooks (using Pages on a Mac);
  • iBooks bookshelf app
  • Free storage spaces:  Dropbox; Evernote; and K-State Zimbra’s “Briefcase”

Dragon speech-to-text software now available for K-Staters with disabilities

logo of the Dragon speech-recognition softwareiTAC is now offering Dragon NaturallySpeaking, a speech-to-text software, on one computer for use by K-State students and employees with disabilities.

According to the Dragon software page, this speech-recognition tool “allows busy professionals to dictate documents, send email, search the Web, and command and control their PCs — entirely by voice — for new levels of personal productivity and corporate cost savings.”

The Dragon software is on a computer adjacent to the IT Help Desk, 214 Hale Library. Users can check out the headset and microphone for the program from the iTAC receptionist 8 a.m.-5 p.m. in Hale 214 (or after hours, from the IT Help Desk). Check-out time is limited to five hours. Additional time can be requested if needed.

For information on how to use Dragon NaturallySpeaking, contact Felisa Osburn (785-532-3247, felisa@k-state.edu) in K-State Libraries.

Faculty/staff: Try new-tech “ultra short throw” projector through Nov. 18

Closeup of ultra short throw projector for faculty/staff testing through Nov. 18, 2011The Information Technology Assistance Center has set up a Dell “ultra short throw” projector as a temporary demonstration model for faculty/staff to see the possibilities of this new technology. The Dell S500WI Interactive Ultra Short Throw Projector brings a new kind of interaction to the classroom.

  • Interactive projection on almost any surface
  • Off-surface interactivity from up to 29.5 feet away
  • A sharp, clear picture from the WXGA native resolution (1280 x 800) and 16:10 aspect ratio, which supports 720p HD resolution
  • Wireless functionality and many advanced features such as Multi-PC session, 4-to-1 split screen, USB plug-and-show, USB viewer, PtG converter, and audio projection

iTAC encourages faculty/staff to come by and give this projector a test drive.  The unit is available through Friday, Nov. 18, in the hallway next to the Media Development Center.  No reservations needed; just walk in and ask the iTAC receptionist in Hale 214 for the interactive pen that works with the unit.

Questions should be sent to Ernie Perez, ern@k-state.edu.

First look at the ultra short throw projector near the Media Development Center