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K-State Today Student Edition

August 30, 2012

Explore K-State IT resources that save money, time and effort

By Betsy Edwards

This back-to-school article provides information about free IT resources that can save you money, time and effort as well as give you a fast start on the fall semester, courtesy of K-State's information technology services.

1. Wireless networking
What: Connect your mobile devices to K-State's computer network
Where: "ksu wireless" (all K-Staters), "ksu housing" (residence halls), "ksu guest"
Web: wireless.k-state.edu

2. Printing from your personal laptop
What: Wireless access to printers and $10 of free printing in fall semester
Where: University computing labs and K-State info commons in hale library
Web: www.k-state.edu/its/labs/#wirelessprinting

3. Student information system, or iSIS, and K-State online
What: Access to your personal student data and course schedules and materials
Where: 785-532-7722, helpdesk@k-state.edu, 214 Hale Library
Web: isis.k-state.edu, public.online.ksu.edu

4. Equipment checkout of audio/video tools
What: Three-day checkout on cameras, camcorders, tripods and more
Where: Request form online; equipment pickup at 214 Hale Library
Web: www.k-state.edu/its/checkout

5. Walk-in use of high-end multimedia technology and computer labs
What: Scanners, cd/dvd burners, audio/video, sound booth software
Where: Media development center in 213 Hale Library
Web: www.k-state.edu/its/mdc, www.k-state.edu/its/labs

6. eID password deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 12
What: Change your password soon to retain access to email and central resources
Where: Your personal eprofile page
Web: eid.k-state.edu (requires eID/password to access)

For more IT resources, tools, tips and news visit the information technology services homepage at www.k-state.edu/its, New to IT at K-State at www.k-state.edu/its/welcome or the IT News blog at blogs.k-state.edu/it-news.

The IT Help Desk is the go-to place for assistance on computing and IT questions. Contact the help desk at helpdesk@K-State.edu or 785-532-7722, toll-free 800-865-6143.