Online Class: Microsoft Outlook Level 1

This comprehensive course is designed to enhance skills in email management and collaboration using Microsoft Outlook. It offers an in-depth exploration of Outlook's functionalities, from basic setup and email composition to advanced features like task management and automated rules.

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  • 14
    Lessons
  • 15
    Exams &
    Assignments
  • 1,372
    Students
    have taken this course
  • 5
    Hours
    average time
  • 0.5
    CEUs
 
 

Course Description

Outlook Mastery: Unleashing the Power of Efficient Email and Collaboration

In today's fast-paced digital world, efficient email management and effective collaboration tools have become indispensable. This comprehensive course, "Elevate Your Outlook Mastery," is designed to provide you with the essential skills and knowledge to utilize Microsoft Outlook to its full potential. Whether you are a part of a large corporation, a small business owner, a student, or an individual user, this course caters to all skill levels and needs.

Course Overview: This course is structured to provide a deep dive into the advanced functionalities of Microsoft Outlook. As of 2023, with over 400 million users globally, Outlook remains a leading email client used in various sectors. The program is crafted to transition you from a beginner to a proficient Outlook user, enhancing your productivity and communication skills.

Lesson Breakdown:

  1. Introduction to Microsoft Outlook Begin your journey with a comprehensive introduction to Outlook. This lesson provides insights into the interface, basic features, and updates. You will learn about the versatility of Outlook as an email client and a personal information manager.

  2. Configuring Outlook for Optimal Use Tailoring Outlook to suit your specific needs is crucial. This lesson covers everything from setting up your email account to customizing settings for enhanced efficiency. We will explore the integration of Outlook with various email services like Gmail and provide insights into manual account setup.

  3. Mastering Email Composition in Outlook Effective email communication is an art. This session will teach you the fundamentals of writing professional emails, including addressing recipients, structuring content, and crafting clear, concise messages. The focus will be on practical examples to enhance your email drafting skills.

  4. Enhancing Email Appeal: Formatting Techniques Stand out in your recipient's inbox. Learn advanced formatting techniques, including using various fonts, styles, and layouts. This lesson will demonstrate how to make emails more engaging and visually appealing, a critical skill in today's multimedia-rich communication environment.

  5. Understanding and Utilizing Email Headers Email headers play a vital role in effective communication. This lesson will decode the components of email headers, their significance, and strategic usage in professional communication. Real-world examples will illustrate how headers can be leveraged for better email management.

  6. Efficient Email Organization Strategies With the average office worker receiving over 120 emails per day, organization is key. This lesson provides strategies for managing your inbox effectively, including sorting, categorizing, and prioritizing emails to maintain an organized and efficient inbox.

  7. Navigating Outlook Contacts and Address Books Efficient contact management is critical. Learn to create, organize, and utilize contacts and address books. This session includes practical examples of managing personal and professional contacts, creating groups, and using address books for streamlined communication.

  8. Automating Responses with Outlook's Away Features Automation can save time and maintain continuity. Discover how to set up automatic responses and other features for times when you are unavailable. We'll cover creating custom out-of-office replies and email templates for various scenarios.

  9. Creative Email Styling with Fonts, Colors, and Images Dive into the creative side of email composition. This lesson focuses on enhancing emails with fonts, colors, graphics, and images. Learn how to add logos to your signature, manage contact pictures, and use visuals to make your emails more engaging.

  10. Leveraging Outlook's Calendar for Effective Scheduling Outlook's calendar is a powerful tool for managing time and schedules. This session will teach you to use the calendar for scheduling appointments, events, and setting reminders. Learn how to create additional calendars, manage calendar groups, and utilize various calendar views.

  11. Task Management and Reminders in Outlook Master the art of task management. This lesson covers creating, organizing, and tracking tasks, along with setting up reminders. We'll delve into adding personal and business calendars, changing default reminder times, and sending follow-up reminders.

  12. Collaborating Effectively with Outlook Tools Collaboration is key in any work environment. Explore Outlook's tools for teamwork, including shared mailboxes, group calendars, and contact groups. Practical scenarios will demonstrate how these tools enhance collaboration.

  13. Automating Email Management with Rules Streamline your email management with automation. Learn to create and implement rules to sort, file, and respond to emails automatically. This lesson will provide ideas and settings for creating effective email rules.

  14. Sharing Calendars and Setting up Alerts in Outlook Sharing information is vital in a collaborative environment. This final lesson focuses on sharing calendars, setting permissions, and using alerts for efficient collaboration and scheduling. Practical examples will showcase how to set up and manage Outlook alerts and shared calendars.

Accessibility and Flexibility: We understand that not everyone may have immediate access to the Outlook software. Therefore, our course is designed to be accessible with or without the software, allowing you to apply the acquired knowledge and skills once you have access to Outlook.

Enroll today to revolutionize your email management, enhance collaboration, and boost your productivity. Start your journey to become an Outlook expert and stay ahead in the digital communication realm.

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  • 6 Months to Complete
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Course Lessons

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Lesson 1: Introduction to Microsoft Outlook

Delve into the world of Outlook, exploring its interface and foundational features. This lesson sets the stage for your Outlook journey, providing an overview of its capabilities and potential. Additional lesson topics: Using Outlook with Exchange 365; Microsoft Outlook Intorudction; New Features of Outlook 22 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Why take this course?
  • Complete Assignment: Previous Experience with Microsoft Outlook
  • Assessment: Lesson 1 Exam

Lesson 2: Configuring Outlook for Optimal Use

Learn the essentials of setting up Outlook tailored to your needs. This lesson covers account setup, preferences, and essential configurations to maximize efficiency and ease of use. Additional lesson topics: Outlook Email Account Setup; Configuring Outlook with Gmail; Manually Adding an Email Account 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 Exam

Lesson 3: Mastering Email Composition in Outlook

Discover the art of crafting effective emails in Outlook. This lesson focuses on the basics of email writing, from addressing recipients to structuring content, ensuring your messages are clear and professional. Additional lesson topics: Sending and Receiving Email with Outlook; How to Create an Email; How to Send an Email on a Mac 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Exam

Lesson 4: Enhancing Email Appeal: Formatting Techniques

Elevate your emails with advanced formatting. This lesson teaches you how to use different fonts, styles, and layouts to make your emails more visually appealing and reader-friendly. Additional lesson topics: Using Rich Text Form or Plain Text; Adjust Font Size and Paragraph Formatting; Turning Formatting Marks On and Off 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 Exam

Lesson 5: Understanding and Utilizing Email Headers

Uncover the significance of email headers and how they can be used strategically. This lesson explores the components of email headers and their role in effective communication. Additional lesson topics: Manage Messages Using Message Rules; Viewing Internet Message Headers 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 5 Exam

Lesson 6: Efficient Email Organization Strategies

Learn to manage your inbox like a pro. This lesson provides techniques for sorting, categorizing, and prioritizing emails, ensuring a clutter-free and organized inbox. Additional lesson topics: How to Organize Outlook Emails; How to Create a Folder; Organize Emails By Folders 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 Exam

Lesson 7: Navigating Outlook Contacts and Address Books

Master the management of your contacts in Outlook. This lesson guides you through creating, organizing, and utilizing contacts and address books for smoother communication. Additional lesson topics: Create and Manage Distribution Lists; Create a Contact Group and Distribution List; Create Contact Lists on a Mac 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 7 Exam

Lesson 8: Automating Responses with Outlook's Away Features

Discover how to set up automatic email responses for when you're not available. This lesson covers setting up out-of-office replies and other automated features to maintain communication flow. Additional lesson topics: Send Email Based on a Template; Creating Outlook Email Templates; Setting Up Automatic Replies 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 8 Exam

Lesson 9: Creative Email Styling with Fonts, Colors, and Images

Dive into the creative aspects of email composition. Learn how to use fonts, colors, graphics, and images to make your emails stand out and capture the reader's attention. Additional lesson topics: Adding Logos to Your Outlook Signature; Managing Contact Pictures 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 9 Exam

Lesson 10: Leveraging Outlook's Calendar for Effective Scheduling

Explore the power of Outlook's calendar. This lesson shows how to use the calendar for scheduling appointments, events, and reminders, enhancing your time management skills. Additional lesson topics: Setting the Default Calendar; Creating Additional Outlook Calendars; Using Outlook Calendar Views; Create and Manage Calendar Groups 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 10 Eam

Lesson 11: Task Management and Reminders in Outlook

Learn to efficiently manage tasks and set reminders. This lesson covers creating, organizing, and tracking tasks, as well as setting up reminders to stay on top of your workload. Additional lesson topics: Sending Follow-Up Reminders; Change Default Reminder Time; Setting Notifications; Adding Business and Personal Calendars; Setting and Removing Reminders 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 11 Exam

Lesson 12: Collaborating Effectively with Outlook Tools

Delve into Outlook's collaboration features. This lesson focuses on tools like shared mailboxes and group calendars, enhancing teamwork and collaboration within Outlook. Additional lesson topics: Creating Tasks and To-Do Items; Creating Groups in Outlook; Organizing Contact Groups 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 12 Exam

Lesson 13: Automating Email Management with Rules

Discover how to create and implement email rules. This lesson teaches you how to automatically sort, file, and respond to emails, streamlining your email management. Additional lesson topics: Ideas for Using Email Rules; Editing Outlook Email Rules; Settings Up Outlook Email Rules 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 13 Exam

Lesson 14: Sharing Calendars and Alerts in Outlook

Master the art of sharing calendars and setting up alerts. This lesson covers the nuances of calendar sharing, setting permissions, and using alerts for effective collaboration and scheduling. Additional lesson topics: Outlook Alerts; Outlook Calendars 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 14 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 14 Exam
282
Total Course Points
 

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Course Title: Microsoft Outlook Level 1
Course Number: 57700149
Lessons Rating: 4.3 / 5 Stars (40 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, and Washington.
Last Updated: October 2023
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.5 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Joseph Gohl
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $120.00 U.S. dollars

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