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Quick Start Email: How To Become a Gmail Guru

Familiarise yourself and manage your Gmail account effectively - stealing back time to do the things you WANT to do!
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Last updated 2/2014
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
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  • Certificate of Completion

Are you using Gmail (or would like to use Gmail) but realise that you aren't using all of its features? You feel that you are forever losing emails because you don't know how to use Gmail's labelling system effectively?

This is the course for you.

I will teach you how to write, reply and forward emails as well as adding attachments. How to file them, archive them and then find them again!

Course Requirements:

  1. People who use gmail will get the most out of this class. However, all people who spend a lot of time in email will get value out of this class.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?This course is for people who want to increase their productivity and spend less time on email. Everyone from the email novice to expert will find value in this class.

The course consists of video tutorials where I show you step by step how to complete all of these tasks. The lectures are broken down into bite sized videos so that you can dip in and out of the course.

Who is the target audience?
  • Beginner and Intermediate User
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What Will I Learn?
Familiarization of Gmail's Interface
Compose An Email
Reply To An Email
Forward An Email
Add an Attachment
Create Labels and Sub-Labels
Archiving Emails
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  • Computer and Internet
Curriculum For This Course
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Getting Familiar With The Gmail Email Interface (2014)
4 Lectures 21:54
Gmail Interface Overview - Labels

Lecture Objective: Familiarise yourself with the tab feature in Gmail.

The tabs in Gmail help you filter your mail into different categories. The default ones are: Primary, Social and Promotion. In this video I will show you how to add and remove tabs and how to move email between them.

Gmail Interface Overview - Tabs

Lecture Objective: To familiarise yourself with the Contact Manager within the Gmail interface.

In this lecture will give you a tour of the the Contact Manager interface and how the labels can be used. I also show you how to create a new on contact and to add it to a group.

Gmail Interface Overview - Contacts

Lecture Objective: To familiarise yourself with the Compose dialogue box. This box has changed slightly in the last year and now does not appear as a full screen. I will show you how to use it in the 'old' way and the new one too.

Gmail Interface Overview - Compose Dialogue Box
Using Gmail for Sending, Replying and Forwarding Email
3 Lectures 17:23

Lecture Objective: Be able to send an email in Gmail.

In this lecture I will show you how to compose and new message, how to add recipients, a subject and a text body. I will also cover formatting of messages, adding hyperlink and smilies, as well as different types of attachments.

How To Compose An Email Message

In this lecture I show you how to reply to an email an Gmail - and therefore continue a conversation with a person or persons.

How To Reply To An Email In Gmail

In this lecture I show you how to forward an email to a different recipient.

How To Forward An Email in Gmail
Organizing Your Emails
2 Lectures 09:31

In this lecture I show you how to create labels an sub-labels in Gmail so that you can organize your emails.

How To Create Labels and Sub-Labels in Gmail

How To Archive Emails In Gmail
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About the Instructor
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Experienced off-line and on-line tutor

I have been creating websites for several years now and have been using WordPress as well as Serif software. I enjoy building websites for other people as well as myself.

I achieved my BSc(Hons) in 1996, and then my Post Graduate Certificate In Education in 2001. I am also a member of the Institute for Learning.

Since qualifying I have worked in education with a spectrum of ages and abilities in colleges, the workplace and though private work.

I am a specialist in teaching English, Maths, ICT and Food Studies, both off and on-line. I also have experience in curriculum design, e-Learning and assessing.

I use technology wherever possible in my courses and I try and cater for all learning styles.I have tailored my on-line courses to promote learning using small bite-sized steps so that the learner can work at their own pace and not to be baffled by terminology, nor bored by waffle!

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