The one hang-up I had with Outlook -- no group contacts -- was solved for me by Quick Access. Thank goodness! I only had three groups I was really concerned about, and Quick Access works. I have especially appreciated Lessons 11 and 12 in that they provided info that I probably would never have discovered by reading materials. Altogether, I found this course very helpful and more than worth the cost. You are a true expert.
Thanks for this class. I am new to Outlook and learned a lot of great tips. The lessons were very detailed and easy to follow.
I really enjoyed your class. It was the first online class I've taken and it was very easy to follow. I learned so much in this environment.
Course Code: im3
You'll jump right in and get your hands dirty by playing with the Outlook user interface and learning a couple of different ways to navigate between the major sections that we'll be covering over the next six weeks. Then, take a look at Mail view as you cover sending, receiving, and replying to messages, as well as how you can use the spell-checker and signatures to give your messages some class.
Understand how to use look at alerts, flags, and categories in Outlook Mail view. Then, you'll learn what contacts can do, and how to use them to keep track of all sorts of information.
Explore how Outlook connects to social networks and spend a significant part of the lesson discussing the pros and cons of connecting Outlook to networks like Facebook, particularly when you use Outlook for work and Facebook for play. Then, focus on the basics of using the Calendar, scheduling appointments and meetings, and tracking events.
Clearly understand the difference between tasks and to-dos and know how to work with the To-Do Bar and the Daily Task List, Outlook's two ways of constantly reminding you of the things you need to get done next. Then, look at three aspects of Outlook that help you store and manage information: notes, shortcuts, and folders.
Learn how Outlook 2013's flexible category system and rules can help you manage the flood of information that flows into your Inbox every day. You'll also learn how to print from Outlook for those rare occasions where you just have to have information on paper. Then, learn about the tools Outlook gives you to automatically archive your old items as well as three different tools for finding those items you know are in there somewhere.
Explore some cool tips that can make working with Outlook 2013 faster, easier, or just more fun. And finally, cover several customizations in Outlook that you might find useful.
Bill Mann has been writing about software and the Internet for over 15 years and has relied on Microsoft Outlook to keep him organized and on track since it first became available. He is the author of more than 15 books, including two about Outlook: How to Do Everything with Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 and How to Do Everything with Microsoft Office Outlook 2007. He has led online courses on Outlook 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, and 2010. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rochester.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Microsoft Office Outlook 2013 (software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins)
Windows 7 or Windows 8 operating system.
Note: This course is not suitable for Macintosh users.
A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!
Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.
Keep in mind that the interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.