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Technology in Your Course

View the technology glossary for a complete list of terms you may come across through online learning.

Computer Requirements

These guides are intended to provide some helpful recommendations for purchasing technology for use at K-State. View the minimum computer requirements you will need.


The university offers free software downloads, including Microsoft Office, and information about software purchases for K-State students. View software requirements.

K-State Online

Most courses require use of technology and media. Course delivery may include the use of streaming video, listservs, teleconferences, message boards and more. View the K-State Online powered by Canvas FAQ and Canvas guides to make sure your technology is up to date. You can also view A Quick Guide to Optimizing Video Lectures.


Read&Write is a comprehensive productivity tool designed to support reading, writing, studying and research. Highlighted features include text to speech, vocabulary list builder, speech maker, highlighter tool and scan.

K-State IT Help Desk

The K-State IT Help Desk is there to assist you with questions regarding the technology used for your course.

K-State IT Help Desk

Phone: 785-532-7722 or toll free 1-800-865-6143

Email: helpdesk@k-state.edu

Computer Security

View information about protecting yourself and your computer.


Students should be sure to use proper "Netiquette" when communicating through email, chat rooms, message boards and other methods of online communication.

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