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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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10 everyday uses for your phone’s camera

Do you have a camera built-in to your mobile phone or tablet? And are you thinking of it just like you would think of a small camera – mainly for taking snaps of family and friends? 

Think again – there are many other uses for that
camera in your daily life. 

My favourites are scanning documents and photographing online receipts and confirmations.
Have a look at these 10 everyday uses for your phone’s camera.

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Another Mobile Device Battery Saving Tip

We’ve looked at a few ways to make the
batteries in our mobile phones or tablets drain more slowly, but this one is easily overlooked. 

If your mobile phone or tablet is often active, especially if you receive a lot of notifications or messages (which
activate the screen every time), the battery is drained a
little more every time that screen lights up. This will
happen 24 hours a day, draining your battery a little more every time.

The solution to this is to change the Auto-Lock time to a shorter time frame. It simply means that whenever something causes the screen to light up – like a message, notification or you using the
device – the screen will automatically switch back off sooner.

This applies to all mobile phones and tablets, but on an iPhone or iPad you can change the Auto-Lock timing here:

1) Go to your device’s Settings

2) Select >General >Auto-Lock

3) Choose the minimum time available, eg, 30 seconds, or 1 minute

Now your device’s screen will automatically switch off as soon as possible after any activity.

Other Mobile device battery saving tips:
3 Tips to make your cell phone battery last longer
2 more Tips to make your cell phone battery last longer

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Quick full stop on your mobile phone or tablet

Do you know you can double tap the spacebar on your mobile phone or tablet to get a full stop?
Try it: next time you are using your mobile phone or tablet to write a text message, email, note, address – just about anything at all – and you need to enter a full stop, just double tap the spacebar!

Years ago, when I used to have a Nokia N95 mobile phone and I was high-speed-thumbs with my text messages, there were lots of other shortcuts like this. Do you know of any others for today’s smartphones? If you do, please share them with us in the Comments. Thanks!

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