The College of Business Administration’s Office of Information Technology strives to make available the tools needed for learning, teaching and doing research. It is the job of our IT staff to guide and support this learning institute as it advances on the cutting edge of technology. We are operated by the CBA Office of the Dean to benefit all students and departments within the College. Our primary services are supporting computing labs, classroom presentation systems, and faculty, staff, and student computing devices.
Resources for Students
A computer is a vital tool for every modern student. Windows-based software is a standard in the vast majority of business settings. As a result, we encourage students to purchase a windows-based system, or to prepare to run Windows-based software on their MAC. This page provides more guidance in choosing a computer for college in the CBA.
As necessity requires students to have access to computing resources in their apartment, dorm or home, computing labs have become less important. The College has a number of computer-based classrooms that are available outside of class times for student use, and which are currently available for remote use during the COVID pandemic. Click here for more information about our electronic and face-to-Face computer labs.
There are 5 pay for print stations available to students within the Business Building which offer black and white printing. Locations include on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floor by elevators and in computer labs 3112 and 3121.
Printing in the Business Building is the same procedure as used in the K-State public labs and InfoCommons
- Printing is charged to the user's Cat Cash account. To add money to a Cat Cash account, visit the Cat Cash Webpage, go to the K-State ID Center, room 111 in the Student Union or transfer money from a smartchip or Cat Cash account
- Visit the Cat Cash Webpage for more information about Cat Cash account
To retrieve your print out from a PaperCut print station:
- Sign in with your K-State eID and password or swipe your Wildcat ID card
- Select your print job(s).
- Click Print and retrieve your printout.
- Click Logout.
The University provides access to Office 365 for all students, faculty and staff. The College also provides additional free Microsoft software for academic use, including the Windows operating system.
Students enrolled in a College of Business class can obtain additional Microsoft Software through Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching, where software is available to download for free. These are full versions of the software.
To access the software, point your browser to https://aka.ms/devtoolsforteaching and click ‘Sign In’. If you are already signed in on your computer and your ksu.edu email account is linked with a Microsoft account, you most likely will be automatically signed in, in which case you just agree to the terms of agreement.
If your ksu.edu email account is not linked with a Microsoft account, you will be automatically directed to create one, creating one is free and takes just a few minutes. If you are logging in with a personal email address but also have a university email address, try using the university email address. If you previously logged into your institution’s web store with a personal email address or do not have a university email address, you will need to create or link a Microsoft account with your personal email address.
If you already have a Microsoft account (e.g. an account used to play XBOX games) and need to attach it to your Azure account: Go to account.microsoft.com and log in with your Microsoft credentials, Select ‘Your Info’ from the top ribbon menu, Click ‘Manage how you sign in to Microsoft’ and you will be asked to verify your identity with an emailed code. Check your personal email inbox for a code from Microsoft Account Team, enter the emailed code, click ‘Add email’ to your account and enter your university email address. The next time you sign in, you can use your university email address to access your Azure software.
Once you agree to the terms of agreement and are signed in to Microsoft Azure, you will be directed to the Education Hub, where all of your software will be available for download.
Please email email@example.com if you have any questions.
Students enrolled in the MIS program have access to free VMware programs, including Workstation for basic virtualization on a personal machine, and vSphere and vCenter for enterprise virtualization experience. The store is available through Kivuto OnTheHub. If you have not created an account previously, click on "Register", then "Request an Account" to complete the registration process with your @ksu.edu email.
Meet our staff:
- Michael Raine – Director of Information Technology
- Phone: 785-532-2637
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Casey Keller - Information Technology Administrator
- Phone: 785-532-4355
- Email: email@example.com
Student staff: The CBA IT department staffs 8 student employees that work to support and implement the mission of the IT department. It is the goal of our student staff to support and assist faculty, staff, and students in any way possible.
Hours of Operation
Our hours of operation are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Our preference is to provide digital support during COVID 19.
CBA IT Zoom: https://ksu.zoom.us/my/cbaitzoom
Resources for Faculty and Staff
Mediasite is a capture and distribution system that lets instructors create lectures and presentation videos (live/on-demand). This system then allows students to watch this content on their computers or mobile devices.
Mediasite is useful for professors that want to record their class or complete a screen capture. It is a great tool for a reverse-style classroom, absent students, and guest lectures. Instructors have also began using it as a means to help prevent cheating during tests.
If you are interested in Mediasite or you would like to know how you could use this system in your classroom setup, please visit the Mediasite website or schedule a meeting with Ben Ward.
Victory Sprayer Informational Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6b7xpYYTq2Y (information)
Victory Sprayer Instructions - uhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rE7Jit-NCI8 (instructions for sprayer)
Video showing faculty-member disinfecting with helpful commentary (spoiler alert - it takes 5 minutes to dismiss class, fill sprayer, and finish spraying) - https://mediasite.k-state.edu/mediasite/Play/85501ce3e81e4935b6777d16ea307f891d
You will receive a key for the disinfection cabinet which will be plugged in near the podium. The key is the same as the one for computer podiums across campus. Non-business faculty, get one from your department or college contact. The cabinet will contain (1) gloves (2) QT3 disinfectant and sprayer (3) Alcohol cleaning solution
- Students depart the room
- Faculty member puts on gloves
- Use sprayer to spray student tables and chairs with fine mist of QT3 sanitizer which should ‘dwell’ for 3 minutes
- For podium, push in keyboard and place mouse on cabinet below desktop. Spray podium desktop, avoiding monitors
- In classrooms with table-side monitors or student computers - Direct spray away from monitors. You may safely spray plastic wrapped technology.
- Assure students enter the room only after it has been sanitized. Assure dwell time of 3 minutes.
- Students may take paper towels to wipe the desktop. However, the QT3 sanitizer dries quickly and does not need to be wiped off
- Faculty member should take 2-3 paper towels.
- Wear gloves.
- Spray alcohol solution on the paper towels.
- Wipe down all technology that you plan to use – monitors, keyboard, mouse, microphone.
- Allow 30 seconds dwell time. Remove excess moisture to assure proper function of touch screen monitors.