Tag Archives: Learning

How do you use a Zoom Room?

What the Zoom is a Zoom Room?

A Zoom Room is one of UC’s on-campus meeting rooms in which you can join or initiate a Zoom meeting without needing your own device.

This Zoom Rooms video shows you how:
(once you click the link, make sure you click the Zoom Rooms tab)

Picture of a meeting room equipped with Zoom facilities, with arrow pointing to Zoom Rooms tab


COMING SOON: LinkedIn Learning access is on its way

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

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Tap CTRL to Locate your Mouse Pointer

Have you ever been in the situation where someone is showing you something on their computer, clicking menus and settings, but you can’t see where their mouse is? This is the solution, so you don’t cause other people the same problem!

Tapping the Ctrl key (on your keyboard) will show the location of your mouse pointer.

(But if it’s not working for you, I explain below what to do.)

This is useful any time you are demonstrating something on a computer – you could be sharing your screen on a Zoom call and pointing out parts of a picture or diagram…. or explaining which menus or buttons to click… or you could be running a training session or demonstration – or you could simply be having trouble locating your mouse pointer when you move it from one monitor screen to another.

Try it now. Tap your Ctrl/Control key while watching your mouse pointer: a series of circles should appear briefly around your mouse pointer each time you tap the Ctrl key.

If it is not working, there is a setting for it that you need to switch on: (there is a picture below if you don’t like reading instructions; if you can’t read it properly use Ctrl+scroll to zoom)

  1. Click the Search magnifying glass at the bottom left corner of your monitor screen (next to the Windows/Start button).  If you don’t have the Search magnifying glass, click the Windows/Start button and scroll down to Search (and while you’re there right-click the word “Search” and select More and then Pin to Taskbar – so that it is always on your Taskbar).
  2. In the Search box type Mouse pointer
  3. Click Change how the mouse pointer looks when it’s moving
    – the Mouse Properties dialogue box displays
  4. Click the Pointer Options tab
  5. At the bottom of the dialogue box, ensure there is a tick in the checkbox Show location of pointer when I press the CTRL key
  6. Click the OK button

Dialogue boxes showing the Windows Search box and Mouse Pointer options


COMING SOON: LinkedIn Learning access is on its way

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

Was this tip helpful to you? Anything else you want to know? Got some suggestions? Please leave a comment below or let me know.

You’ll find more learning at Learning and Development.

Use Alt+A to mute/unmute your microphone in Zoom meetings

When you are in a group Zoom meeting, it is good practice to leave your microphone muted, so that others don’t hear any ambient noises at your end, such as a cough, dog barking, kids playing, etc.

If you then need to speak for a while, press Alt+A to switch your microphone to an un-muted state. (Then when you’re finished talking, press Alt+A again to return your microphone to a muted state.)

Alternatively, if you are spending most of the meeting listening, with only occasional brief input, hold down the space bar on your keyboard to temporarily unmute your microphone. When you finish speaking, let it go.


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

Was this tip helpful to you? Anything else you want to know? Got some suggestions? Please leave a comment below or let me know.

You’ll find more learning at Learning and Development.

5 ways to Wellbeing Reminder – Keep Learning

Embrace new experiences and try something new, you never know what hidden skill or talent that you might possess. Learning new things can help boost your confidence and are a great way to have some fun.

 

Here are some ways to keep learning:

  • Learn something you don’t know about the area in which you live by checking out the local notice boards for interesting talks and events.
  • Write your bucket list – then try something you have always wanted to do but never actually done!
  • Start learning a musical instrument. How about the French horn or the harp?
  • Find and try out a new recipe for a meal, cake or dessert.
  • Commit to identifying a new plant every day for a year – in Māori and Latin.
  • Visit the local public library and see what new books, mags and talks they have.
  • Discover the name of the iwi, hapu, maunga and awa of the place you live.
  • Memorise a new word every week. Practice using it among friends and family.
  • Learn another language.
  • Put your hand up for a new challenge/training in your workplace to broaden your knowledge.
  • Pass on any of the latest research you find that relates to your professional or sector.
  • Get your colleagues to bring their favourite non-fiction book to work for a book swap -learn about a new topic and your colleagues’ interests at the same time.

Financial Wellbeing – Free one hour seminar

Financial Wellbeing – Looking after your finances in a time of disruption

David McBrearty from New Zealand Financial Planning has generously offered  his time to provide information and answer questions around current financial support in this time of uncertainty.

Join him between 1.30pm-2.30pm on Tuesday 19 May.

No need to register. Please add this in your calendar and join the Zoom meeting using the following details:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84021474214?pwd=NEdTbEd4WnNvRDZPOHN0a1Z2TkVTdz09
Meeting ID: 840 2147 4214
Password: 968151

Please email any questions or areas you would like covered through to Marjorie Blake and I will send these through as anonymous questions through to David to cover.