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Remotely access your email and calendar

It is easy to access your email and calendar from outside UC using the Outlook Web App.

On your mobile device or computer, simply follow these steps:

  1. Open a Web browser, eg, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, etc
  2. Open the University of Canterbury website:
    www.canterbury.ac.nz
  3. Click Staff, in the top centre of the webpage window
    – this takes you to the Information for staff webpage
  4. Click Current staff
    – taking you to the UC Staff Intranet webpage
  5. Click Exchange Email, beneath the heading My Tools (on the left side of the webpage)
    – 
    the Outlook Web App window opens
  6. Select This is a public or shared computer if you are logging in from a public place such as a cafe, shopping centre, airport, hotel, etc.
    Alternatively, select This is a private computer if you are logging in from home.
  7. Select Use the light version of Outlook Web App if you are connecting via a slow internet connection
  8. Enter your username and password
  9. Click the sign in button
    – The Outlook Web App displays, showing your Outlook account.
  10. Use your Outlook account as you would normally

NOTE: Outlook Web App is not as fully featured as Microsoft Outlook, so some features may not work as usual.

If you need to set Out of Office (eg, if you are at home sick), click options in the upper right corner and click set automatic replies.

When you are finished, click sign out  in the upper right corner.

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Getting the most from your mobile devices

Drop-in discovery clinic:
Getting the most out of the mobile devices you bring to work.

All staff welcome
Anytime between 9-11am
Tuesday 7 November
Poutama training room – Level 3 Puaka-James Hight, Room 388

Do you understand the mobile devices you bring to work? Your mobile phone? Your tablet/iPad?  Do you have ideas, knowledge or expertise – for example with particular device types (eg Android, iOS) – that you could share with others?

Drop in to our mobile devices discovery clinic and discover what your devices can do. Bring your phone, iPad, etc – or try ours. Ask some one-on-one questions of our experts and learn how to find answers.

Background
We are exploring the concept of staff using their own mobile devices for work mobility and productivity – known as “BYOD” or “Bring Your Own Device”, this is an operational objective for 2017-2019.

We are running a drop-in discovery clinic, to which staff can bring their own mobile devices and explore other models, with experts on hand to answer questions and explain features.

Overall we intend this drop-in discovery clinic to:
– foster constructive discussion on the use of personally owned devices for work
– help us begin to understand barriers or concerns

The drop-in discovery clinic will enable:
• Chatting with experts
• Exposing you to options with the technology
• Allowing hands-on playing with a range of devices
• Exploring possibilities
• Capturing insights and tips

Any questions, contact the Event organisers:

Tim Stedman – Library

Martin Budd – HR

John Todd – ITS

 

Considering travel with a mobile phone or tablet?

Will you travel with your mobile phone?
Will you travel with a tablet/iPad?

If you answered Yes to either of those questions, even if you just travel for personal reasons, then this guide is for you:

Mobile Device Usage Guidelines
for UC Staff Who Travel

In addition to these guidelines being just plain useful, if you are planning to use a UC mobile device while travelling, you also need to be aware of your responsibilities around its use and how you can make the best use of it.


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Apply For Leave Using The New UCPeople (PeopleSoft)

UCPeople (PeopleSoft) has had a major upgrade, so the next time you check your pay, apply for leave, and all the other things that you use UCPeople (PeopleSoft) for, expect a pleasant surprise!

Find out more about UCPeople’s new look, mobile capability and easy user navigation.

To apply for leave using the new UCPeople:

UCPeople User Video: Complete Absence Request – Annual Leave (Video) (2min:40sec)
– To pause the video, tap the spacebar on your keyboard.
– To display the play controls, roll your mouse towards the bottom of the video window.
– If you are in a hurry you can step through the process steps by clicking the forward or backward buttons at the bottom of the video window.

To view the process maps:

Plan and Apply for Annual Leave – Academic Staff

Plan and Apply for Annual Leave – General Staff

Did you know UCPeople is now mobile capable?

Yes, you can apply for and approve leave, check your pay, etc, all on your smart phone or tablet. Make life easier by bookmarking UCPeople on your mobile phone and tablet.


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Check your leave or pay, on your phone/tablet

Who cares about making bookmarks for mobile devices? YOU DO!

UCPeople (PeopleSoft) is being upgraded, so when you need to check your pay, apply for leave, and numerous other important things that you use UCPeople (PeopleSoft) for, from your phone (or tablet), you will be glad you have made a bookmark to find it and access it easily.

Find out more about UCPeople’s new look, mobile capability and easy user navigation.

The key is to have a bookmark to
UCPeople (PeopleSoft) on
your device’s home screen.

 

To make the bookmark:
(The key here is to open a browser on your device and look in its menu for an option named something like “Add to home screen” or “Pin this page to Start”).

  1. Open the UCPeople (PeopleSoft) web page on your phone or tablet. You can do so from this location: https://ucpeople.canterbury.ac.nz/psp/ps/?cmd=login&languageCd=ENG
  2. Then, while you have the UCPeople (PeopleSoft) page visible, and depending on your device:

iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad:
> tap the Share icon
(the rectangle with an upwards arrow on it, located at the bottom or top of the screen)
> tap the Add to Home Screen button
> enter a name for the shortcut
> tap the Add button (located at the top right corner of the screen)
– the shortcut will be added to your Home screen

Android phone and tablet:
> tap the
button (the 3 dots located at the top right corner of the screen)
> tap Add to Home Screen
> enter a name for the shortcut
> tap the Add button
– the shortcut will be added to your Home screen

Windows phone and tablet:
> t
ap the … button (the 3 dots located at the bottom right corner of screen)
> tap Pin this page to Start
– the shortcut will be added to your Start menu

If you have another type of smartphone or tablet, it probably has this feature, too. Just open its browser and look in its menu for an option named something like “Add to Home screen” or “Pin to Home screen.”

To use the Bookmark:
1.  Locate the icon on your device’s Home Screen
2.  Tap the icon
– the UCPeople (PeopleSoft) web page opens in your device’s browser

The shortcut can be dragged around and placed anywhere, including in app folders — just like a normal app icon.

UCPeople (PeopleSoft) is being Upgraded – Find out more about UCPeople’s new look, mobile capability and easy user navigation.


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