January 3, 2022 — Are you a faculty or staff member looking for a New Year's resolution? Become a Wichita State Microsoft Office Power User and attend a suite of  Information Technology Services (ITS)-led Microsoft Office sessions. All sessions are free for faculty and staff and are offered remotely.
December 10, 2021 — Campus Media Services will begin servicing all classroom computers on Tuesday, Dec. 14 to wipe all user data in preparation for next semester.
December 8, 2021 — The schedule for the Campus Media Service (CMS) spring 2022 In-Person Classroom Media Training Schedule is now available at the Wichita State Classroom Media Training Schedule website.
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December 6, 2021 — Wichita State's plan has long been to move fully to the Ultra Course Format no later than Dec. 31, 2022, but recent experiences with the pilot program and Blackboard’s ongoing commitment to improving the Ultra Course Format have led the university to make a change to the deadline.
November 18, 2021 — Blackboard will have intermittent downtimes Thursday, Nov. 25 (Thanksgiving Day). The system is being upgraded to improve its performance. Users should avoid using Blackboard during this time.
November 17, 2021 — The University Applications Training and the Registrar’s Office will host Summer 2022 and Fall 2023 Schedule Building Training sessions Dec. 7-8 for new Banner schedule builders. Both Sections 1 and 2 are required for new schedule builders.  Attendees will learn to enter the course schedule and view information using Banner 9, Self-Service, and Wichita State Reporting. 
November 15, 2021 — Thank you to the many of you who provided the Information Technology System (ITS) Office insight and feedback to help streamline the current Strategic Planning Initiative (SPI) form and workflow. Because of this feedback, tactics will now be optional and the workflow is only one step to update an SPI. The ITS Office will update current SPIs to the new format on Nov. 15.
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November 8, 2021 — Now is the time for instructors to consider converting one Blackboard course to the Ultra Course format for spring 2022. Converting a course now gives instructors time to learn the format before all courses convert to this format in spring 2023. The Ultra Course format has both design, layout and grading interface differences from the past versions Blackboard.
October 27, 2021 — The Office of Instructional Resources has developed a curriculum packet for faculty who want to add more information about freedom of speech and expression to their fall or spring courses. The packet offers information representing multiple points of view as well as an optional short quiz faculty can provide to students for extra credit. 
October 13, 2021 — Want to know how to find a proposal in workflow or create a permanent course from an experiential course?  Check out the Curriculum Management (CIM) user guides for these tasks and many more: