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Information Technology Services

IT Help Desk
Kansas State University
214 Hale Library
1117 Mid Campus Dr. North
Manhattan KS 66506


Welcome to IT at K-State: Teaching & Learning

K-State Online powered by Canvas

Learning management system designed for use as an interactive web-based classrooms with audio/video streaming, online assignments, chat rooms, grade book, message board, calendar, and more. See K-State Online for more information. Also see the Advanced Canvas Training page for information about upcoming training.

K-State Survey powered by Qualtrics

Faculty/staff and authorized students can use the K-State Survey System. It's powered by Qualtrics, a comprehensive survey tool with more than 90 question types, simplified reporting tools, online training modules, a library of surveys to peruse, and more.


Read&Write is a study tool for text-to-speech, word translation, vocabulary list builder, scan to PDF, and more. Available for download by all K-Staters for home or office use at no cost. See the Read&Write website for more information.

Media Development Center

The Media Development Center (MDC) (213 Hale Library) provides assistance, equipment tutorials, and high-end technology resources for K-Staters to use, including:

  • Video-editing equipment and software
  • Image scanners including slides/negatives scanner, large-format scanner, and multi-feed scanner (paper-to-PDF)
  • 3D printing
  • Color printer
  • Sound booth (only for academic projects)
  • CD/DVD burners
  • Closed Caption TV (CCTV)
  • Print Magnification System (for people who are visually impaired)

Technology Classrooms

K-State has both technology classrooms and studio environment options available for use by instructors. Faculty and staff who use these rooms must first be trained. See the Technology Classroom website for more information.

Computing Labs

The university computing labs are open 24 hours a day and require a K-State eID. Guests and visitors have limited access. For lab locations, available software, and policies see the University computing labs and K-State InfoCommons website.

Electronic Theses, Dissertations, and Reports (ETDRs)

The ETDR website covers how to produce and submit an ETDR, including:

  • Timesaving ETDR templates in Microsoft Word and LaTeX
  • Formatting requirements of the Graduate School
  • Using styles in Word
  • Word tips and timesavers (both Windows and Mac versions)
  • Requesting an ETDR consult for a fast-start overview and/or Word solutions

K-State Research Exchange (K-REx)

K-REx is the institutional repository for Kansas State University. It provides free, online access to scholarly materials created by students and faculty, including faculty journal articles and conference papers, and student theses, dissertations, and reports. Research materials can be found via the K-REx website and Google, Google Scholar, and other web search engines.

Instructional Design

Instructional Designers are available to assist faculty in developing engaging and high quality learning environments for both on and off campus use.