Archive for the ‘Faculty Demonstrations’ Category

Get to know K-State Pro!

Tanya Beninga

K-State Pro is a course management system designed to deliver an interactive, web-based classroom to students and professionals. It is a simple, yet powerful, set of tools for managing resources in both the traditional classroom setting and in true web-based applications. K-State pro is modeled after K-State Online and offers many of the same features without the restrictions of working in a credit-based format and the flexibility to involve professionals not directly associated with the university.


The Information Technology Assistance Center (iTAC)- the first point of contact for your technology needs.

iTAC is the answer to your technology needs at K-State. Services include:

  • equipment checkout
  • answers to computing questions
  • scanning documents
  • help with your online course
  • audio/video production
  • help with eid/password
  • and more

Join the iTAC staff for a tour of our most heavily used services, investigate some of our newest equipment in the checkout system, practice scanning a document, view our ticketing system and more.

Catalyst Unplugged – Technology, Media, and Creative Services for the College of Education

Projecting into the future with technology use in education. Showing our services and what we do in the College of Education now and planned in the future. We will show at our booth; iPad use in the College, future plans for the iPads and Faculty in the classroom, and what our services are doing for the College in preparing for this plan.


Dennis Devenney,College of Education/Catalyst
Mary Hammel, College of Education/Catalyst
Matt Heinrich, College of Education/Catalyst
Rusty Earl, College of Education/Catalyst

Creating the Online Lecture: Utilizing Adobe Presenter for Distance Education

I will be available to discuss the various ways I used Adobe Presenter to create an online course, Foundations of Homeland Security.

K-State Online: K-State’s teaching and learning hub

K-State Online provides centralized tools for teaching and learning at K-State and provides the base for utilizing other tools such as online TEVAL or the Survey System. Stop by to find out more about K-State Online, ask questions about its use or, if you have never used it before, learn about what it can provide you and your courses.

Scott Finkeldei
Office of Mediated Education

Amanda Tross
Office of Mediated Education

Visualizing Naturalistic Landscapes

The LARCP department will be highlighting how synthetic landscape generation software is being used to depict virtual landscapes featuring highly detailed terrain, vegetation, water, and full atmospherics. This software is suitable for illustrating proposed meadow and wetland landscapes and how it might be possible to integrate planting design with stormwater runoff modeling.

Howard Hahn
Landscape Architecture/Regional & Community Planning

Managing Institutional Data with the Data Cookbook

Photo of Miriam Clark

Miriam Clark, Information Systems Office

The Data Cookbook provides a central, highly visible Web-based location to store and manage our institutional data knowledge. By defining business and technical terms in a specific way (to allow access to precise information stored on various databases on campus), it saves hours of staff time spent explaining, researching, and learning the meaning of the terms used across Kansas State University.

Administrators and various functional offices are using the Data Cookbook to define core data in collaboration with partners on campus. This will make the reporting process more efficient in addition to providing a central place to share our terminology.
The Data Cookbook is one of those things you can jump into right away. It includes approval, sharing and collaborating features. (More information about Data Cookbook in general may be found at

Come join me and see what the Data Cookbook can do for you! This presentation will include some real-world scenarios of data requests for reports and the uses of the knowledge in the Data Cookbook to extract that specific information for official reports. This tool is used by faculty to define the institutional data they need for their research and other work on campus.