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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 Monday, August 19, the New Gradebook will be activated in Canvas. The New Gradebook offers several enhanced features, including:

  • A better user experience addressing user-suggested improvements
  • Support for flexible late/missing assignment policies
  • Improved accessibility support
To learn more about the New Gradebook, view the New Gradebook webpage.

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, staffed by 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

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 - 6 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 July 13. 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 July Release Notes.

  • New Gradebook — On Monday, Aug. 19, the New Gradebook will be activated in Canvas. The New Gradebook offers several enhanced features including:
    • A better user experience addressing user-suggested improvements
    • Support for flexible late/missing assignment policies
    • Improved accessibility support

  • New Gradebook - Grade Post Policies — The New Gradebook includes a grade posting policy, which sets how grades and comments are released to students. This change redefines assignment-wide muting to an individual assignment level, making grades visible down to individual sections of a course, or hide previously posted grades if needed. This change only benefits New Gradebook. Instructors using the Old Gradebook must continue to mute and unmute individual assignments and release grades to all students at the same time.

  • Commons - Featured Content — Commons includes featured content at the top of the Search page that highlights or promotes specific resources. This change allows instructors to quickly identify high-quality instructional content in Commons. Featured content is currently curated by the Commons team and highlighted to benefit all Commons users.

  • People Page - Pairing Codes CSV Export — Users with permission to generate pairing codes can export a CSV file with newly-generated pairing codes for all students in a course. This change allows instructors to generate pairing codes for all course students in a single CSV file. Previously, pairing codes could only be generated individually.


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.