Students Staff

Learning activity

TitleOutlook: managing a busy inbox
CategoryDigital Skills
OverviewIMPORTANT UPDATE In response to COVID-19 this training is now being delivered remotely using Zoom. Please make sure you install Zoom prior to the training session. Visit the Zoom web page for instructions: PREPARATION FOR THE TRAINING The Zoom link is: This training is delivered on a Windows machine using Outlook 2016 (desktop version). Participants wanting to follow along, should make sure they have the software installed before the session starts. NB: Mac users please be aware that QuickSteps and Building Blocks functionality is not currently available on the Mac OS at this time. Essex members can find instructions for downloading the software for free onto your personal device at: OUTLINE Find out how to use the automatic features in Outlook to help organise your workload and save precious time. - Using Auto correct for your own common words and phrases - Drag and drop to create mail, task and calendar items - Natural language dates - Setting your working hours pattern in your calendar - Using folders to process email - Creating rules and quick steps to process emails automatically - Assigning colour categories to emails - Working with tasks - Using building blocks and email templates for repetitive information - Using the search function and creating search folders to find content quickly and easily For those submitting CADENZA applications/PGCHEP portfolios, these sessions map to the following: UKPSF areas of activities: A2, K4 JISC framework: 1, 4 If spaces are available, please click on the white space below. ONLY add yourself to the waiting list if the date/s are not convenient.
Learning outcomes
  • Learn different ways of automatizing commonly performed tasks
  • Find out how where to get more information to further your learning
  • Discover some time-saving tips and tricks to organise your emails and work more efficiently
Book Event 1
PresenterSally Swaine
LocationITout2 Zoom link:
Date and time10:00 to 12:00 Tuesday 14 December 2021
Available places15
Booking instructions
University of Essex employeeUse the link provided above to book your place via HR Organiser.
Partner institutionPlease discuss with your point of contact at your Partner Institution in the first instance.
Student Union contractors; PhD studentsPlease contact the Organisational Development team.