Microsoft Outlook 2013: Beginner to Advanced
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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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Last updated 5/2015
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Includes:
  • 5.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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.
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Requirements
  • Make sure to have a copy of Outlook 2013 installed on your computer, or any computer for that matter!
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.

Who 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.
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Curriculum For This Course
101 Lectures
05:25:57
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Outlook 2013, Beginner - Course Overview
1 Lecture 00:50

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

Preview 00:50
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Lesson One - Getting Started with Outlook 2013
9 Lectures 29:01

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

Preview 00:32

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.
Identify the Elements of the Application Window
06:32

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.

Identify the Workspaces
05:16

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.

Create and Send and Email
02:22

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.

Read and Respond to Emails
03:50

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.

Print an Email Message
03:06

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.

Delete Email Messages
03:10

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.

Use Outlook Help
03:49

An end of lesson summary of what was covered in this lesson.
Getting Started with Outlook 2013 - Summary
00:24

Getting Started with Outlook 2013 - Quiz
3 questions
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Lesson Two - Composing Messages
11 Lectures 36:39
A brief introduction of what will be covered in this lesson.
Preview 00:30

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.
Create an Email Message
04:02

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.

Check Spelling and Grammar
04:38

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.
Format Message Content
03:51

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.

Paste in an Email Message
03:39

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.
Attach Files and Items
01:51

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.

Enhance an Email Message with an Image
04:02

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.

Enhance an Email Message with SmartArt and Themes
05:20

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.
Preview 04:46

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.

Create and Apply an Email Signature
03:35

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

Composing Messages - Summary
00:25

Composing Messages - Quiz
6 questions
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Lesson Three - Reading and Responding to Messages
6 Lectures 14:25

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

Preview 00:27

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.

Customize Reading Options
03:33

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.

Work with Attachments
02:58

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.

Use Tracking Options
03:47

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.

Preview 03:16

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

Reading and Responding to Messages - Summary
00:24

Reading and Responding to Messages - Quiz
3 questions
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Lesson Four - Managing your Messages
6 Lectures 19:06

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

Preview 00:34

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.

Preview 05:02

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.

Use Flags to Manage Messages
04:40

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.

Use Commands to Manage Messages
04:08

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.

Organize Messages Using Folders
04:19

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

Managing your Messages - Summary
00:23

Managing your Messages - Quiz
2 questions
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Lesson Five - Managing your Calendar
8 Lectures 29:57

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

Preview 00:33

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.

View the Calendar
06:14

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.

Manage Appointments
04:51

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.
Respond to a Meeting Request
03:50

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.

Preview 02:59

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.
Create a Recurring Meeting Request
06:35

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.

Print your Calendar
04:19

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

Managing your Calendar - Summary
00:36

Managing your Calendar - Quiz
4 questions
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Lesson Six - Managing your Contacts
5 Lectures 16:50

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

Preview 00:38

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.

Create and Update Contacts
08:00

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.

View and Organize your Contacts
03:08

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.

Print your Contacts
04:40

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

Managing your Contacts - Summary
00:24

Managing your Contacts - Quiz
2 questions
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Lesson Seven - Working with Tasks and Notes
4 Lectures 14:01

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

Preview 00:37

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.

Manage Tasks
06:55

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

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

Working with Tasks and Notes - Summary
00:39

Working with Tasks and Notes - Quiz
2 questions
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Lesson Eight - Customizing the Outlook Environment
6 Lectures 15:10

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

Preview 00:30

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.

Preview 02:38

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.

Customize the Ribbon
03:45

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.

Customize the Quick Access Toolbar
03:55

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.

Create and Manage Quick Steps
03:57

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

Customizing the Outlook Environment - Summary
00:25

Customizing the Outlook Environment - Quiz
2 questions
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Outlook 2013, Beginner - Course Follow-Up
1 Lecture 00:47
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