What is the course about?
This course will help you make the most of Outlook 2016's many features and become a much more efficient and productive administrator or office-worker. You will learn essential functions to enable you to manage your daily tasks such as create reminders, use tags rather than folders to organise emails, create customised signatures, combine emails with task and calendars, create recurring appointments and use mail merge effectively.
What will we cover?
• organising and managing your emails using message rules
• creating an efficient folder system
• using categories to filter your emails, contacts and calendar
• creating multiple signatures including with images or logos
• creating, enabling and customising the out of office notice
• creating reminders and organising your tags to help you find emails
• organising follow up actions via tags
• keeping track of your tasks via email and calendar
• sharing calendars
• creating recurring appointments
• using mail merge with your Word and your Outlook contacts.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• manage your workload more effectively through using Outlook's main features
• organise and manage your emails using message rules
• createan efficient folder system
• use categories to filter your emails, contacts and calendar
• create multiple signatures including with images or logos
• create, enable and customise the out of office notice
• create reminders and organise your tags to help you find emails
• organise follow up actions via tags
• keep track of your tasks via email and calendar
• share calendars
• create recurring appointments
• use mail merge with your Word and your Outlook contacts.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The course is for people who have completed the Introduction to Outlook course or have previous experience at that level – see the course outline for Introduction to Outlook. It will helpful also to have a some familiarity with Word. You will need to self assess your suitability for this course but you can also call our administrator on 0207 492 2511 for more advice or pop into an advice session in the library. Call for more details. This course is particularly suitable for anyone using Outlook on a daily basis or who wants to prepare themselves for this.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
This will be a practical hands-on course. You will have your own computer and you will be encouraged to practice as much as possible. You will practice completing tasks typical of the workplace. An interactive whiteboard will help make demonstrations easy to understand. It will be a relaxed learning environment and step by step learning will help you become more skilled. You will have lots of opportunities to ask questions and address areas you need help in.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
There are no additional costs attached to this course. You are required to bring your own pens to make notes.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
There are many courses you can do at the same time or after this course. Outlook 2016 for the workplace (Advanced) is a direct progression but we also run a variety of courses on Office 2016 applications to help you develop the skills you need for the workplace as well as everyday life – including:
• Word for the Workplace – intermediate and advanced
• Excel for the Workplace - intermediate and advanced
• PowerPoint for work or study – Intermediate and advanced
• Access: Essentials
• IT skills for the office: an introduction or intermediate
Other courses include: Making sense of Windows 10, Touch typing and keyboard skills, From email to the cloud: what is the cloud and how do you use it? There are also a number of ECDL courses at level 1, 2 and 3. Your tutor will advise you on the best course. Your can also call our administrator on 0207 492 2511 to arrange an assessment with one of our course advisors.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details