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Tutor summary, 8 February 2017

What you did or learnt, session 2 (Email for the workplace 2)

  1. Contacts revision: added a new email contact from a CSV data file.
  2. Attachments revision: sent a document attachment to your personal email address (did you get it?)
  3. Created an email signature.
  4. Used Google Sheets with ‘Yet Another Mail Merge’ to send personalised bulk mail to other members of the team.
  5. Subscribed to the HCVS Newsletter.
  6. Added the HCVS Newsletter sender to your contacts list.
  7. Sent an email to the course blog about what you had learnt.

Output

Resources used

  • Course flash drives.
  • Google Apps for Work Email (bold.org.uk custom version).
  • ‘Yet Another Mail Merge’ app.
  • WordPress blog (this one).

Tutor summary, 1 February 2017

What you did or learnt, session 1 (Email for the workplace 2)

  1. Preliminary introduction to the G Suite email system – essentially a more advanced version of consumer Gmail.
  2. Imported a list of names & email addresses from a CSV data file to your Contacts area.
  3. Sent an email from Contacts to the course group address.
  4. Sent an email to the course blog (publishing by email).
  5. Saved five photo attachments from your email inbox to your course flash drive and to the images folder on your course Google Drive.
  6. Looked at your course email using the ‘Thunderbird’ email client Installed on your flash drive.
  7. Emailed at least one photo attachment from your flash drive to the blog email address.
  8. Sent an email to the course blog about what you did.

Output

Resources used

  • Course flash drives.
  • Google Apps for Work Email (bold.org.uk custom version).
  • Portable Thunderbird email client on flash drive.
  • WordPress blog (this one).

What I did and learned today, 1/2/17

On finding a new email in my gmail account which contained pictures of pubs in Hackney…

-I first uploaded each picture to ‘My Drive’.

-Next I downloaded each picture to the ‘Downloads’ folder on the course Flash Drive.

From here I practised attaching these same pictures to emails; from gmail and Thunderbird.

I was then taken on a walk-through of the email web-page;the various folders etc.

Things did indeed go swimmingly today, if this holds-up we should be able to cover all aspects of emailing and practise much, the better to get the hang of things.

And, it was all fun.

What I learned today

I learned a lot about gmail which I have never used before. I imported contacts from my EC account so that I have everybody on the course in my email contacts.I learned how to save attachments to a file & then how to then retrieve them. Also how to send them as an attachment to an email. I am hoping to learn how to set up & use a better email for business use. I also would like to know methods to open attachments that won’t open.