Tag Archives: Professional Development

Mental Health Awareness for Heads and Managers

As Heads and Managers you are responsible for the wellbeing of your staff members, and we’re assisting you with the tools to do so through the upcoming Mental Health and Wellbeing Awareness for Heads and Managers course. 

Taking place on Thursday 7 March between 9am – 1pm, this interactive workshop aims to provide participants with fundamental skills to understand and support others who maybe experiencing mental distress and/or mental illness.

Register through your Professional Development tile in UC People, or click here for more information  on the course and Learning Outcomes.


Looking for further Professional Development? The 2019 Learning and Development and Health and Safety workshops are now available.

Email Learning and Development for any queries.

Wellbeing for UC Non-Teaching Staff: register for Professional Development Day now!

UC Admin Plus are hosting an SMT sponsored Professional Development Day on Thursday 11 April 2019.

We have a selection of wonderful speakers both internal and external covering the wellbeing theme.

150 staff from across UC have already registered. Please join us!

This will be a great opportunity for networking with staff from across UC. Further information about UC Admin Plus and this event is available on our SharePoint page>

The final deadline for registrations is 1 March, to register for this free catered event, click here>

If you have any queries, please contact Catherine Woods.

Te Reo Māori for the Workplace – Enrol now!

Te Reo Māori for the Workplace course dates are now confirmed for 2019.

First dates for 2019 are:

There are 6 pairs of modules for the year, get in quick as places fill fast. Further information on the course and how to enrol can be found on our Learning and Development site.


Not quite what you are after?
Look up the Learning and Development intranet, or
email learningdevelopment@canterbury.ac.nz with any queries.

Configuring Out of Office Reply for a Shared Mailbox

Do you manage a shared mailbox in Microsoft Outlook?

Now that it’s Christmas and you may be thinking about switching on Automatic Replies (Out of Office), doing so for a shared mailbox can be a real battle. Christmas is all about The Good News and there’s good news here too: there is an easy way to do this.

The easiest way to switch on Automatic Replies (Out of Office) for a shared mailbox is to do so through Outlook Web App.

This is actually pretty quick and straight forward, so don’t be put off by all the steps in the instructions below. Just forge on!

  1. Log in to Outlook Web App (OWA)
    – by following these steps
    – or by clicking this link

Now you are logged in to OWA, all you need to do is access the shared mailbox and switch on Out of Office.

2. Access the shared mailbox
Click your name in the upper-right corner of the OWA window
(a dialogue box appears titled Open Other Mailbox)
    –
Enter the name of the shared mailbox you’d like to add the Out of Office reply to, then click Open (the shared mailbox opens)

3. Switch on Out of Office
Click options in the upper-right corner (just below where your name was before you opened the shared mailbox)
Click set automatic replies
Set up your Automatic Reply, ensuring you consider replies to senders inside the organisation and outside the organisation
(to get started, click the radio button titled Send automatic replies)
– you can set an automatic start and end date/time if required
Click Save in the lower-right corner (it has a green tick next to it).
When you are finished, click sign out  in the upper-right corner.

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Use Ctrl+F to Search Webpages and Documents

If you are searching for something on a webpage, in a PDF, a Word document, a PowerPoint presentation, or many other digital formats, this is a really quick way to make your task easier:

CTRL+F

Hold down the Ctrl key on your keyboard and press the F key. This activates the Find function.

Different programs behave differently in exactly how this is displayed but, after you have pressed Ctrl+F, look around the top, sides or bottom of the program window and you will usually see a box in which you type in the word or phrase you are searching for. (You don’t have to click into the box, just press Ctrl+F and start typing your word or phrase, and then press Enter).

Next to the Search box is then usually displayed the number of times the result has been found. Often, each occurrence of the word or phrase is highlighted too. You can then tap the Enter key to move through each result one by one, or click the next or previous arrows which are often a feature of a Search box. In some programs such as Word and Acrobat the entire sentence is displayed and you can click the sentence to be taken to that page.

Thanks again to Shannon Miller for this Tech Tip suggestion.
If you have one, please let me know.


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