Microsoft Outlook 2013: Beginner to Advanced

Always wanted to use Outlook but never had the ability to do so? Join us and learn how to properly utilize Outlook 2013.
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  • Length 5.5 hours
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Published 4/2015 English

Course Description

To know how to work with Outlook is both necessary and important in everyday life.

Microsoft Office Outlook 2013 is an email client and personal information manager to coordinate meetings, calendars, shared mailboxes, and folders. SONIC's training videos teach you how to create an email account, add a contact, produce tasks, schedule an appointment, how to insert a written signature into an email, and much more.

In this course you will learn how to successfully use Outlook to manage the numerous aspects of communicating electronically, including:

  • Managing email communications.
  • Managing calendar events.
  • Managing your contacts.
  • Using notes to keep yourself informed.
  • Sending and receiving Invites.
  • Performing advanced message, calendar, and contacts management tasks.
  • Working with the Tasks and Journal workspaces.
  • Sharing your workspaces with others using Outlook data files to save and back up your Outlook items.

Our instructor will explain all of the features and functionalities the application offers in an easy to understand, step-by-step method. The videos have been designed for both first-time users with fundamental Outlook 2013 problems and advanced users with specific Outlook 2013 problems.

At the end of each lesson, check what you've learned with our quizzes.

What are the requirements?

  • Make sure to have a copy of Outlook 2013 installed on your computer, or any computer for that matter!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Navigate Outlook 2013 like the back of their hand!
  • Manage email communications.
  • Manage calendar events.
  • Manage contacts.
  • Send and receive Invites.
  • Perform advanced message, calendar, and contacts management tasks.
  • Work with the Tasks and Journal workspaces.
  • Share your workspaces with others using Outlook data files to save and back up your Outlook items.

What is the target audience?

  • This course is meant for students who wish to utilize Outlook 2013 at a basic or advanced level... Or both!
  • If you know Outlook inside and out, this may not be the course for you.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Outlook 2013, Beginner - Course Overview
00:50

A short overview of what will be presented in this course.

Section 2: Lesson One - Getting Started with Outlook 2013
00:32

A brief introduction of what will be covered in this lesson.

06:32
Before you can even begin to use Outlook 2013, you need to become familiar with the interface. The application window provides various interactive tools and commands. In this video we will identify the elements that make up the application window.
05:16

When you are working in Outlook, depending on what task you are trying to accomplish you may find yourself working in a different workspace. In this lesson we will take a look at the different workspaces provided in Outlook 2013.

02:22

Once you are familiar with the Outlook 2013 environment, you are ready to start using the application to communicate with others. In this topic, you will create and send a basic email message.

03:50

When you receive a message in your inbox you have a number of response options to choose from, for example Reply, Reply all or Forward. In this video we will respond to an email message.

03:06

There may be times when you want to print an email message that you are working with, perhaps to have a hard copy to take to a meeting or to keep as a record of a conversation. In this topic, you will how to print an email message from Outlook should the need ever arise.

03:10

If you do not need or want to keep an email message or other Outlook items for record keeping or archival purposes, you can delete any items that you have read, responded to, or no longer need. Deleting email messages and items will keep your Inbox uncluttered and organized, and prevents you Inbox from becoming too full.

03:49

You know how to navigate the Outlook interface and use the tools available to perform basic email functions, but what if you need assistance with either? In this topic, you will use Outlook help.

00:24
An end of lesson summary of what was covered in this lesson.
Getting Started with Outlook 2013 - Quiz
3 questions
Section 3: Lesson Two - Composing Messages
00:30
A brief introduction of what will be covered in this lesson.
04:02
You don't have to have an address book full of your contacts to create and send an email, you can just type in your recipients' email addresses to send them messages. But what if you have an easily accessible list of your contacts, where you can select your recipients quickly and conveniently? In this video, we will learn how to select email recipients using the Global Address List.
04:38

You have added text into your message and have formatted the message content to your liking. Before sending any message, it is a good idea to make sure that your message is free of any egregious errors. In this video, you will check spelling and grammar in your message.

03:51
When you send a basic email message, you might not be too concerned about how your message content is formatted. But as you begin to work with more complex message content, especially in a business setting, you may find you need to format your message content for consistency. In this lesson, we will format the text in our message.
03:39

When you create and send a basic email, you might just find yourself typing your message content into the message body. But, what if you have text you want to paste into your message from another document that perhaps has different formatting? In this topic, you will format message content.

01:51
Now that you have selected your recipients, composed and formatted your message, and possibly checked for spelling and grammar, you are ready to send your message. But what if there is other information you want to include with your message, such as a document or file? In this video, you will learn how to attach a file to an email message.
04:02

Using the various graphical elements available in Outlook will enhance your email messages and help make them more meaningful. In this lesson you will learn how to insert an image into your message.

05:20

Outlook provides features like themes, styles, and SmartArt that can be added to your emails to make them more visually pleasing, polished, or professional-looking. In this topic, you will enhance an email message using SmartArt and Themes.

04:46
You can specify the font options for the various types or email message that you can send through Outlook. In this topic, you will learn how to specify the Font Options for new email messages, replies or forwards and plain text.
03:35

Creating a personal signature to include in your email messages will help personalize your messages and provide information that your recipients may need to know about you. In this video, you will learn how to create an email signature.

00:25

An end of lesson summary of what was covered in this lesson.

Composing Messages - Quiz
6 questions
Section 4: Lesson Three - Reading and Responding to Messages
00:27

A brief introduction of what will be covered in this lesson.

03:33

You are familiar with the Outlook 2013 interface and how to navigate the application using the default settings. There are a number of options in Outlook that you can use to customize the way that you can view and read emails in your message list. In this topic, you will customize these reading options.

02:58

You have customized the way that you view and read the email messages that you receive. If any of those messages include an attachment, you need to know how to work with the attached files to be able to read and respond to those emails in a timely manner as well. In this lesson, you will work with attachments.

03:47

When you are sending an important email, you may want confirmation that your email is delivered successfully and that it is read by your intended recipients. In this topic you will learn how to use the tracking options for messages that you send.

03:16

You may have sent an email to your colleagues and realized that you left out some important details. Now you would like to recall the message that you already sent to correct the mistakes. In this video you will learn how to recall a message.

00:24

An end of lesson summary of what was covered in this lesson.

Reading and Responding to Messages - Quiz
3 questions
Section 5: Lesson Four - Managing your Messages
00:34

A brief introduction of what will be covered in this lesson.

05:02

Using tags can help you keep track and provide visual cues about the items in your folders. In this topic you will learn how to manage your messages using tags.

04:40

Using flags can help you keep track of Outlook items that require a response or action in a timely manner. In this video you will learn how to use flags to help you manage your messages.

04:08

When you include many people on an email, you will inevitably receive numerous responses. You can use the commands provided in Outlook to help manage the messages you receive as part of message threads, to prevent you Inbox or other folder from becoming cluttered or too full.

04:19

Using folders, whether they are the default folders provided in Outlook or folders you have created, will help you organize your messages and items and keep your Inbox clean, organized and uncluttered.

00:23

An end of lesson summary of what was covered in this lesson.

Managing your Messages - Quiz
2 questions
Section 6: Lesson Five - Managing your Calendar
00:33

A brief introduction of what will be covered in this lesson.

06:14

You can customize the way the calendar and the various components of the Calendar workspace display to help you work with your calendar entries more efficiently. In this video, you will learn how to customize your calendar view.

04:51

Using the calendar to schedule appointments is helpful to keep track of your own personal events and keep your calendar up-to-date, so your colleagues also know your availability. In this topic, you will manage appointments.

03:50
You have a meeting request for tomorrow but you are unable to attend and you want the meeting organizer to know this. In this lesson, you will learn how to respond to a meeting request using three different response options.
02:59

You read a meeting request and it is at a time where you know you will be out of the office, so you want to propose a new meeting time to make sure that you can attend. In this topic, you will learn how to propose a new time for a meeting.

06:35
You schedule meetings to meet and discuss important information with your colleagues. Maybe there is too much information to cover in one meeting, so you need to schedule a recurring meeting to make sure all the details are discussed. In this video, you will learn how to schedule a recurring meeting.
04:19

There may be times when it is useful to print the details of your calendar and view the details in the form of a hard copy. In this video, you will learn how to print your calendar.

00:36

An end of lesson summary of what was covered in this lesson.

Managing your Calendar - Quiz
4 questions
Section 7: Lesson Six - Managing your Contacts
00:38

A brief introduction of what will be covered in this lesson.

08:00

Creating and maintaining your contacts will make it easier to send Outlook items to the people you communicate with often, without having to remember their contact information. This next video will teach you how to create and update contacts in Outlook 2013.

03:08

Knowing how to configure the different ways to view and organize your contacts can help you be more efficient. In this topic, you will learn how to view and organize your contacts.

04:40

There may be times when you want to print one contact, multiple contacts, or even all your contacts to have a hard copy at hand. In this video, we will learn how to print contacts.

00:24

An end of lesson summary of what was covered in this lesson.

Managing your Contacts - Quiz
2 questions
Section 8: Lesson Seven - Working with Tasks and Notes
00:37

A brief introduction of what will be covered in this lesson.

06:55

Knowing how to use the tasks feature in Outlook will help you manage tasks and assignments that you need to complete in a timely manner. In this lesson, you will learn how to manage your tasks.

05:50
Create and manage notes to yourself, so you remember important information, and keep it all in a single location for easy access.
00:39

An end of lesson summary of what was covered in this lesson.

Working with Tasks and Notes - Quiz
2 questions
Section 9: Lesson Eight - Customizing the Outlook Environment
00:30

A brief introduction of what will be covered in this lesson.

02:38

In this lesson we are going to customize the background and theme, so you can personalize your Outlook environment to fit your personal needs and preferences. Doing this will allow you to work more quickly and efficently.

03:45

In this topic we will customize the appearance of the ribbon and the commands that are displayed, which gives you fast and easy access to your commonly used commands and options.

03:55

In this topic we are going to customize the Quick Access Toolbar. By customizing the Quick Access Toolbar you will have fast and easy access to your most commonly used commands. Also, if you want to revert back to the default settings you can do this as well.

03:57

Knowing how to create and manage Quick Steps to perform common tasks, can help you be more efficient when using the Outlook interface for your communication needs.

00:25

An end of lesson summary of what was covered in this lesson.

Customizing the Outlook Environment - Quiz
2 questions
Section 10: Outlook 2013, Beginner - Course Follow-Up
Course Follow-Up
Preview
00:47
Section 11: Outlook 2013, Intermediate - Course Overview
00:55
A short overview of what will be presented in this course.
Section 12: Lesson One - Configure Advanced Message Options
00:51

A brief introduction of what will be covered in this lesson.

13:58

Advanced calendars and objects can help you enhance your messages and other items more clearly and effectively. In this topic, you will learn how to insert advanced characters and objects into your messages.

04:32

Knowing how to view the properties for messages sent to you and how to modify the settings of messages you send can help ensure that everyone involved in the communication is aware of the importance and sensitivity of the information the message contains. In this topic you will learn how to modify message settings and properties.

05:25
Knowing how to set the language options available in Outlook may come in handy if you ever need to communicate in a language other than the default language you use to compose your messages. In this video, you will learn how to change some of the language options.
03:09

How do you export Outlook information so you can use it in other programs? What is the best way to reduce the size of your mailbox? In this video, you will learn how to modify some of the advanced settings in Outlook, to best suit your preferences.

05:38

In this lesson, you will learn how to use automatic replies. Using automatic replies and rules can be helpful in handling your email messages and other Outlook items while you are out of the office.

00:30

An end of lesson summary of what was covered in this lesson.

Configure Advanced Message Options - Quiz
3 questions
Section 13: Lesson Two - Advanced Message Management
00:34

A brief introduction of what will be covered in this lesson.

03:14

In this topic, you will learn how to sort your messages. Knowing how to sort messages and items in your folders by using one or more sort criteria can help you find an item more easily.

03:16

In this lesson, you will learn how to filter your messages. You can use filters to quickly organize your items in a folder using a specific set of criteria.

09:04

Knowing how to use conditional formatting and rules can make it easier to organize your messages.

04:55

Using the Instant Search bar and the commands available on the SEARCH TOOLS contextual tab can make it easy to find an item you are looking for. In this topic, you will learn how to search your messages.

04:48

Using Search Folders can make it incredibly easy to find email messages or items that you know fit into a certain category of criteria. Knowing how to add predefined Search Folders to your Navigation pane or to create custom Search Folders to meet your own criteria, can help you filter and find email messages you are looking for quickly and easily.

03:51

Using the Junk E-mail filter, the Blocked Senders list, and the Safe Senders list can make it much easier to manage the messages that appear in your Inbox. In this video, you will learn how to manage your junk emails.

06:44

You can use the available features and tools in Outlook to help manage the amount of space the items in your inbox consume. In this lesson, you will learn how to manage your inbox to save space in your mailbox, for example.

00:33
An end of lesson summary of what was covered in this lesson.
Advanced Message Management - Quiz
6 questions
Section 14: Lesson Three - Advanced Calendar Management
00:41

A brief introduction of what will be covered in this lesson.

05:09

Configuring the advanced calendar options in Outlook can make it easier for you and others to interact with your calendar events. In this video you will learn how to manage the advanced calendar display options.

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