K-State Online will be unavailable 7-7:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 2, during a planned upgrade to version 9.4. Service will be restored as soon as possible. For the complete list of new features and resolved issues, see the K-State Online 9.4 Release Notes.
Course owners and instructors will not need to complete any additional steps following the upgrade. Courses will appear as before, but will include the version 9.4 improvements.
Axio Survey (surveys.k-state.edu) will be unavailable 7:30-8 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, during a planned upgrade to version 3.1. Service will be restored as soon as possible. Axio Survey is the free, web-based survey and reporting tool for academic research; university and college business; and feedback collection. It is available to faculty, staff, and students.
This upgrade includes new features including:
- An option has been added for respondents to leave their e-mail address and be entered in a random prize drawing. Survey administrators choose this option when they create an offering to distribute their survey.
- Radio buttons in scale questions can now appear to the left or right of the statement.
- Continue reading “Axio Survey upgrades scheduled Wednesday, Jan. 26”
While the upgrade is scheduled to last from 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, through 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, there is a chance that the application will be ready sooner. Once the project team has completed the upgrade, and all affected offices have completed their testing of the system, the upgrade will be considered finalized and a time for making it available to the campus will be determined. There will be at least four hours notice given to the K-State community.
Continue reading “iSIS Upgrade: How will I know when iSIS is back up after the upgrade?”
The iSIS upgrade is scheduled for the week of Thanksgiving break — after 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, through Wednesday, Nov. 24. During this time, iSIS will be unavailable.
- Faculty will not be able to see their class rosters from iSIS, although they will still be available through K-State Online.
- Students will not be able to enroll for classes.
- Administrators will not be able to look up information about classes, students, faculty, or other resources housed in iSIS.
- Applications for admission submitted through the K-State website will be queued and processed as soon as iSIS is up and running again.
Continue reading “iSIS Upgrade: What will not be available during the upgrade?”
iTAC staff are in the process of preparing computers in the K-State InfoCommons and university computing labs for updates during the December/January break. Any requests for additional software should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Dec. 1. This allows time to install and test software before deploying to the labs.
Continue reading “Spring 2011 computing-lab software requests due Dec. 1”
What enhancements will students see in the new version of iSIS?
Students can expect an easier-to-use iSIS student information system after the Thanksgiving break. Here are some examples of improvements for students:
Will “My Favorites” from iSIS be carried over during the coming upgrade?
The items in My Favorites, which are personally bookmarked iSIS links, will be copied from the current version of iSIS into the upgraded iSIS. However, note the following exceptions, which will not be copied when any My Favorites item:
- No longer exists due to a change in functionality
- Location has been changed
- Name has been changed
For more about My Favorites in iSIS, see the Adding Favorites short video.
The iSIS upgrade will occur from 5 p.m. Nov 19 through 5 p.m. Nov 24, during that time iSIS will be unavailable.
Why is iSIS being upgraded in the middle of the semester? The upgrade is occurring in the middle of the semester during fall break because the business-operation demand for iSIS is at its lowest when classes are not in session. No classes will be held the week of the upgrade, so the process interruption is expected to be at its lowest for the year.
The end and beginning of the semesters are unusually busy times for academic departments and administrative units as they close one semester and prepare to open another. The upgrade must be completed prior to Summer 2011 so that K-State can continue to comply with regulatory requirements.
K-State’s iSIS Upgrade is scheduled for Nov. 19-24. During that time, iSIS will be unavailable to faculty, staff, and students. Once the upgrade is complete, iSIS users will notice:
For ongoing updates about the upgrade, see the iSIS Upgrade News webpage.