Tag Archives: internet

Looking for something on the Intranet?

If you are looking for something on the Intranet, here’s a great reminder:

Searching on the Intranet


For great time-saving tips, look up:
Being more efficient with your technology
Archive of Tech Tips
Technology Information for Staff website

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UC Website Search

Information Technology Services (ITS) and the Web Team have replaced the UC website search with a new solution  called  Mind breeze. We are continuously working towards enhancing the search tool based on feedback as well improving the metadata on our current content pages.

If you have any feedback on improvements on the new search appliance, please log a request via https://assist.canterbury.ac.nz

Clive Keylard
Information Technology Services

Your Answer Is In A Google Search

How many times a month do we wonder how to do something?

Yet the solution we often don’t utilise is right at our fingertips:

Search the web!

This powerful web search engine is often described as the only e-learning tool you’ll ever need.

So the next time you are wondering how to do something, open any web browser and type your question into the browser’s search engine – eg, “How do I create a Rule in Outlook 2013?”

I’m continually impressed by the number of solutions I find this way. But remember, you can be limited by the quality of your question, so just ask carefully.


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How Do I …?

We all have times when we need to perform a task on our computer but we just don’t quite know how to do it! So what to do?

3 methods:

  1. Be wise, be quick: ask someone nearby. Share knowledge. This is team-building. There should be no shame in not knowing.
  2. Look up the Microsoft Knowledge Base. this is a great place to type in a question and find an easy-to-follow, step-by-step procedure. For example, “How do I use the Lookup function in Excel?” Click here.
  3. Ask Google! Just type your question in plain English into any search engine, eg, Google, and most times a suitable and successful answer will immediately come up. Whatever challenge you have before you, someone else has usually had before. Try it: click here.

 


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F5 Function key to refresh webpage

Occasionally you will need to refresh a webpage. Rather than search for the browser’s refresh button, use this handy keyboard shortcut.

Press the F5 function key.

The browser will refresh, reloading the webpage with the latest version.


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