Outlook Introduction Course Outline
Email has become one of the most widely used methods of communication, whether for personal or business communications. In most organizations, large or small, email is the preferred form of communicating information amongst employees. As email grows in popularity and use, most organizations have found the need to implement a corporate mail management system such as Microsoft® Office Outlook® to handle the messages and meeting invitations sent among employees.
In this course, you will use Outlook to send, receive, and manage email messages, manage your contact information, schedule appointments and meetings, create Tasks and Notes for yourself, and customize the Outlook interface to suit your working style.
This course is the first in a series of two Microsoft® Office Outlook® 2016 courses. It will provide you with the basic skills you need to start using Outlook 2016 to manage your email communications, contact information, calendar events, tasks, and notes. You can also use this course to prepare for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification exams for Microsoft Outlook 2016.
*** Version Note ***
This course is for individuals using Outlook 2016 or 2013 and is taught using Outlook 2016 software. However, there are very few differences between the 2016 and the and 2013 versions from an end-user's perspective. Our instructors have used all 3 versions and will be able to quickly highlight the several small changes to the user interface. Users of any of the 3 versions of Outlook will have no problem learning in the 2016 software environment.
In this course, you will use Outlook to manage your email communications, including composing, reading, and responding to emails; schedule appointments and meetings; manage contact information; schedule tasks and create notes; customize message response options, and organize your mail.
• Navigate Outlook to read and respond to email.
• Use the Address Book, format and spell check new messages.
• Attach files and insert illustrations to messages.
• Customize read and response options.
• Use flags, categories, and folders to organize messages.
• Create and work with Contacts.
• Create appointments and schedule meetings in Calendar.
• Create and work with Tasks and Notes.
This course is intended for people who have a basic understanding of Microsoft® Windows® and need to know how to use Outlook as an email client to manage their email communications, calendar appointments, contact information, and other communication tasks. In addition to creating and sending email, this course will introduce you to organizing your mail, working with attachments, formatting message text, scheduling meetings, and responding to meeting invitations.
To ensure your success in this course you should have end-user skills with any current version of Windows, including being able to start and close applications, navigate basic file structures, and manage files and folders is recommended.
Lesson 1: Getting Started with Outlook
Topic A: Navigate the Outlook Interface
Topic B: Work with Messages
Topic C: Access Outlook Help
Lesson 2: Formatting Messages
Topic A: Add Message Recipients
Topic B: Check Spelling and Grammar
Topic C: Format Message Content
Lesson 3: Working with Attachments and Illustrations
Topic A: Attach Files and Items
Topic B: Add Illustrations to Messages
Topic C: Manage Automatic Message Content
Lesson 4: Customizing Message Options
Topic A: Customize Reading Options
Topic B: Track Messages
Topic C: Recall and Resend Messages
Lesson 5: Organizing Messages
Topic A: Mark Messages
Topic B: Organize Messages Using Folders
Lesson 6: Managing Your Contacts
Topic A: Create and Edit Contacts
Topic B: View and Print Contacts
Lesson 7: Working with the Calendar
Topic A: View the Calendar
Topic B: Create Appointments
Topic C: Schedule Meetings
Topic D: Print the Calendar
Lesson 8: Working with Tasks and Notes
Topic A: Create Tasks
Topic B: Create Notes
Appendix A: Microsoft Office Outlook Exam
Appendix B: Microsoft Outlook 2016 Common Keyboard Shortcuts
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