Tag Archives: Tech Tip

Set Your Out Of Office Today

It only takes a moment to set up your Out of Office message in Outlook. Whether you’re leaving the office today or in two weeks, you can do this now so that it’s one less thing to remember to do.

Set Your Out of Office now.


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SharePoint 2013 Drop-In Session Scheduled for Next Week

Are you using SharePoint 2013 and have questions or need to know how to do something?

Then come to our first ever SharePoint Drop-In Q & A session. UC’s SharePoint experts will be on hand to answer all your questions and provide hands on training or demonstration.

When? Next Tuesday (5th December), 9.30 – 11.30 am
Where? The old ITS building, room 312

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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Find your computer program answers here

If you have a how-do-I question with a computer program, what are the fastest and simplest ways you can find answers?

  1. Your Answer is in a Google Search
  2. Find Your Microsoft Office Answers Here

And ask a colleague to share their knowledge.

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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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