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Contact:

Visit the IT Help Desk

Phone: 785-532-7722
Walk in: Cat's Pause Lounge, K-State Student Union
E-mail: helpdesk@k-state.edu

Self-service:
Submit online service request
Search IT Knowledge Base

News

On May 22, 2018, there was an accidental fire on the roof of Hale Library. Hale Library suffered substantial damage as a result of the smoke and the large amount of water needed to extinguish the fire. The building will remain closed for the 2018-2019 school year.

Library and IT services have been relocated across campus. To see a complete list of quiet and group study locations, library help desks, free printing locations, and computers labs, view the service locations list.

Library and Research Resources:

Faculty, staff, and students should use the free Interlibrary Loan service to get books and articles from other libraries. All online library resources are available, but most of the physical collection that was in Hale will not be available during the 2018-2019 school year. Searchable PDFs are now available to improve accessibility. Please note: we usually aren't able to provide textbooks through this service. Stop by any library help desk either at our new Union location or a branch library to get help making a request online.

Library Services available at the following locations:

  • Welcome Desk, K-State Student Union
  • Weigel Library, Regnier Hall, Room 0081
  • Math/Physics Library, Cardwell Hall, Room 105
  • Vet Med Library, Trotter Hall, Room 422

The online Ask A Librarian services are being staffed and the branch libraries (MathPhysics, Weigel Architecture, Veterinary Medicine, and K-State Polytechnic) are all operating fully. For a complete list of branch locations, go to http://www.lib.k-state.edu/locations.

Are you looking for a quiet study space? Go to http://www.k-state.edu/its/recovery/service-locations.html to see all the available locations.

Scantron

Scantron - the Scantron software is available, and a new Scantron machine is located just outside the Cat's Pause Lounge on the second floor of the K-State Student Union. Faculty should bring a USB drive to load files because the computer attached to the Scantron machine does not currently have a working network connection. Use of the Scantron machine is limited to the hours the IT Help Desk is open.  The current times are:

  • Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. (excluding holidays)
  • Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, 1 - 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, 1 - 10 p.m.

K-State LISTSERV

Enrollment-based LISTSERVS are no longer available. Instructors can still communicate with their students through various tools in Canvas: Announcements, Discussions, Inbox, Chat, and Gradebook.

Canvas Updates

Updates to Canvas were released on March 9. Canvas operates on a monthly release cycle, with features added or updated every three weeks. To see all the new features and fixed bugs, view the complete March Release Notes. In addition to the Canvas release, Information Technology Services releases updates to services and integrations with Canvas through the month as necessary.

  • Discussions — The Author Search Functionality allows users to search discussion topics by author name in addition to title. The change restores previous author search functionality within the Discussions page.

  • Quizzes.Next — Instructors can enable an on-screen calculator with basic or scientific functions from the Options menu of any question type. On-screen calculators are best used for assessments presented in One Question at a Time mode. If a calculator is enabled in an assessment where students can view all questions on the same page, students can use the calculator to answer any question.

  • Commons — Resource cards display the number of times a resource has been downloaded or imported and the number of times a resource has been favorited. Users can also sort search results by Most Favorited and Most Downloaded. This update allows instructors to easily view how many times a resource has been favorited and downloaded. It also allows instructors to sort search results by Most Favorited or Most Downloaded.

  • Commons Favorites Importing — Instructors can view and import content from their Commons Favorites list by using the Rich Content Editor in Canvas. This feature allows instructors to import favorite content from Commons directly into their Canvas course.


Are you interested in taking classes online or enrolling in one of K-State's nationally-recognized online programs? Visit K-State Global Campus for more information.