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Training Tips

Training tips and tricks to help you get the most out of the wide array of useful technologies and services available at the University of Chicago. Check out IT Services on Twitter every Tuesday for the latest #TrainingTipTuesday.


Training Tip: Get Outlook on your Mobile Device

For everyone using Microsoft Office 365, a group of cloud-based applications, the Outlook mobile app makes it easy for you to access your UChicago email account. Send and receive email, attach files, and schedule meetings all from your mobile device. The Outlook mobile app functions similarly to the desktop version, but is designed to work seamlessly with touch screen.

The app is available on Android and iOS and only takes a few minutes to configure. To set it up using your O365 account, view instructions for Android or iOS.

Explore the Office 365 project website for more tips on using Outlook.

Training Tip: Stay Connected with Flexible Phone Features

Do you love staying connected on the go? The University of Chicago’s phones offer many functions beyond those of a traditional phone. With most University phones, you can use the single number reach feature to answer incoming calls to your UChicago extension simultaneously on your desk phone and a remote destination, such as a mobile phone. This is great for those who occasionally work at home and simplifies life by giving callers one number to reach you.

You can manage the alternate numbers you want to use with single number reach; select the days and times you want to receive calls at your alternate numbers; and set custom settings for specific incoming phone numbers. For details, view the single number reach instructions.

Training Tip: WebEx Engagement

IT Services is kicking off a Training Tip Tuesday series by highlighting a recent blog post by Associate Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer Cole Camplese on the best ways to engage in WebEx meetings.

These tips are great advice for both in-person or online meetings. Some key points are to send the agenda before the meeting, and summarize the discussion, decisions made, and next steps at the end of the meeting.

For additional information on WebEx, read the IT Services getting-started guide and WebEx FAQs.

Check back here and on the ITS Twitter account each week for a new #TrainingTipTuesday.