Tag Archives: IT Learning

Change the Default Temperature Unit in Calendar

If you have switched to Microsoft Outlook 2013 you may have noticed the weather displaying above your Calendar.  You may also have noticed that the default temperature unit is Fahrenheit – not Celcius, which we use here in New Zealand.

This is how you can change the default temperature unit in Outlook Calendar 2013 to Celcius (or even switch it off if you wish).


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P-Card Receipt Record-Keeping Made Easier

This is a great tool for keeping a record of receipts on your travels.

Use Microsoft Office Lens  to take a photo of a receipt – from any angle – then email it to yourself,  save it to your phone’s camera roll, or copy it to OneDrive or OneNote. Microsoft Office Lens  automatically straightens the photo and crops out the background.

When you return to work you will have a very-easy-to-gather collection of your receipts, already scanned and ready to submit.


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Efficiency Tips for everyday computer usage

Techno-Bites Efficiency Tips are designed to simplify your day, helping you to focus on the task at hand, not on the computer or program.

Techno-Bites (also known as Techno-Bytes for those old enough wise enough to know what a byte is) are short, to the point, computer skills efficiency tips.

So open the Techno-Bites Efficiency Tips and have a bite!

TIP: when you want to open a link in the PDF, right-click the link and choose “Open link in new tab” to keep the main document open

TIP: once you have opened the PDF, bookmark it for easy reference


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Are any of your courses recorded?

The system used for lecture capture is changing on Monday 20 November 2017.

An updated version of Echo360 is coming. It includes:

  • An improved look
  • New features, to benefit both teaching staff and students
  • A new system working in the background

How did the trial go?

We thank the teaching staff of the six courses trialing the new Echo360 this semester. Their survey found their opinion of the system, and the support provided, to be overwhelmingly positive.

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The student survey reported a high proportion finding it easy to use, and having an overall positive experience with it. This included accessing course recordings from a variety of locations, internet connections and devices.

How do I get started?

For teaching staff, starter familiarisation sessions are coming up in early November. They are on the Library calendar system, LibCal for booking.

There is concise guidance on Learn for using the new system.

A one-page summary of the changes is also there.

How can course recordings be transferred?

Course recordings will be stored differently. They have to be requested to be transferred, if needed. This would be if recordings are used each year, over and over.

Past course recordings will be on the old system for a limited time. Fill in a quick web form on Assyst to request a transfer.

Ngā mihi,

e-Learning Support and Audio Visual Services.

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