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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

 

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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Find Settings on your Mobile device

Search for settings (Android and iOS).

If you need to get at a phone or tablet setting but you don’t know where it is, just search for it – the Settings apps on both Android and Apple iOS have search options at the top that you can use to look for obscure options.

With thanks to:
http://www.t3.com/news/23-smartphone-tricks-to-impress-your-friends


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Save typing time on Your iPad/iPhone

This tip on creating text shortcuts
is worth repeating!

This is the iPad/iPhone version of my Top Tip:
Use Outlook/Word Quick Parts.
For words or phrases you type over and over again, you can easily create shortcuts on the iPad and iPhone. This will
reduce errors and the time you spend typing repetitive phrases (like University of Canterbury), long words, jargon and acronyms.

(The precise details here may vary slightly depending on the model of your iPad/iPhone and the version of the iOS (Apple Operating System) you are running, but the concept remains the same. The concept will also be the same for Android phones and Windows phones – you’ll just have to find the right place.)

On your iPad or iPhone…

  1. Go to Settings > General > Keyboard
  2. Select Shortcuts
  3. Tap the “+” symbol (in the upper right corner)
  4. Type in the phrase you want to shortcut and then the shortcut key you wish to associate with that phrase
  5. Tap Save (in the upper right corner)
  6. Now when you want to type that phrase (in an email, message, document, etc), type the characters assigned to the shortcut and tap the spacebar.

 


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