Campus Phone System

The UC phone system is run on Skype for Business (SfB).  To learn more about Skype click here (opens Intranet in new window).

Please use the following instructions to sign into your Skype for Business client.

Overview

This article covers:

  • Sign in on Windows
  • Sign in on Windows

    The Skype for Business (SfB) client is part of the Microsoft Office suite and can be found in the same location as your other Microsoft Office applications.

    SfB may request your sign in details when run for the first time. You can set SfB to remember your details so that it will sign you in automatically after this point.

    1. Start the Skype for Business client from your programs menu.
    2. Enter your email address and password when prompted.

    windows sign in

    If this fails:

    1. Leave your email address in the first field.
    2. Enter your domain credentials in the second field in the format uocnt\abc123 or abc123@canterbury.ac.nz.
    3. Enter your password in the third field.

    Windows sign in 2


  • Sign in on MacOS
  • Sign in on MacOS

    To sign into your SfB client on MacOS:

    1. Enter your email address in the first box and your password in the password field.
    2. Under advanced options, enter your username@canterbury.ac.nz (e.g. erd181@canterbury.ac.nz)
    3. Then click sign in. You can now use Skype for Business.

    OX Login


  • Sign in on iOS
  • Sign in on iOS

    Installing the Skype for Business application on your mobile device is as easy as installing any other application:

    1. From your iPhone or iPad, select the App Store icon and search for Skype for Business.
    2. Tap the Get button and tap Install. You may be prompted to enter your Apple ID and Password.

    If your device is connected to the internet, signing in is as easy as starting the application.

    1. On the home screen, tap the Skype for Business icon. When you first open the application, you will see a few introductory screens. Navigate forward by tapping the buttons that appear.
    2. On the sign-in screen, enter your @canterbury.ac.nz email address and your password in the appropriate fields.
      iOS login screen 1
    3. Tap Advanced Options.
    4. Enter username@canterbury.ac.nz in the User Name field (i.e. erd191@canterbury.ac.nz).
      iOS login screen 2
    5. Press the X
      1. Tap Sign In
        1. On the next screen enter your mobile number with country and region codes. (i.e. +6421123456)
          1. Tap the blue arrow (next)
            1. You should now be logged into Skype for Business

              1. Sign in on Android
              2. Sign in on Android

                If your device is connected to the internet, signing in is as easy as starting the application.

                1. On the sign-in screen, enter your @canterbury.ac.nz email address and your password in the appropriate fields.
                  android login 1
                2. Tap Advanced Options.
                3. Enter username@canterbury.ac.nz in the User Name field (i.e. erd191@canterbury.ac.nz).
                  android login 2
                4. Press the Advanced Options again to go back
                5. Tap Sign InOn the next screen enter your mobile number with country and region codes (i.e. +6421123456).
                6. Tap the blue arrow (next)
                7. You should now be logged into Skype for Business

              3. Sign in on a Polycom desk phone
              4. Sign in on a Polycom desk phone

                Polycom CX500 or CX600 phone

                Click here (opens Intranet in new window) to get instructions.

                Polycom VVX 411 phone

                Click here (opens Intranet in new window) to get instructions.



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              Skype for Business allows you to create and manage your own conferences using instant messaging, traditional analogue voice, video, and collaboration tools such as white-boarding, screen sharing, application sharing, polls, and interactive PowerPoint presentations.

              • Anyone can join a Skype for Business conference, even if they don't have Skype for Business!
              • Creating a conference is as easy as making a meeting appointment in Microsoft Outlook
              • Your meeting can have from 1 to 250 participants

              Overview

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              Still Need Help?

              For urgent support, please contact us.
              For non-urgent support, please log a ticket.