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).

Tutor summary, 7 October 2016

What you did or learnt, session 4 (Email for the workplace 1)

Label, filter, archive

  1. Looked at your course email using the ‘Thunderbird’ email client Installed on your flash drive.
  2. Subscribed to the Hackney Community and Voluntary Services (HCVS) email newsletter.
  3. Using the webmail client (ie- using a web browser to access your email), confirmed your subscription.
  4. Added the newsletter to your contacts list.
  5. Created a label for your HCVS newsletters.
  6. Created a filter to handle HCVS newsletters (the filter will assign incoming newsletters to the new label).
  7. Archived HCVS email that you had already read.
  8. Checked your email again using Thunderbird to see how the Thunderbird view had synchronised with the webmail view.
  9. Used an email app on an Android tablet to see how the tablet view had also synchronised.

Blog by email

  1. Sent an email to the course blog to explain what you had just done.
  2. Final blog post by email.

Output

Resources used

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

Tutor summary, 30 September 2016

What you did or learnt, session 3 (Email for the workplace 1)

Email signatures

  • Created and tested an email signature for your intern post.

Email merge

  1. Composed and sent a promotional merged email to a list of selected contacts.
  2. Created a spreadsheet (using Google Sheets) for your own campaign contacts (including your personal email address).
  3. Composed and sent a promotional merged email to your new contact list.

Blog exercise

  • Publish by email: sent an email to the course blog about what you did.

Output

Resources used

  • Course flash drives.
  • Google Apps for Work Drive, Sheets, Email (bold.org.uk custom version).
  • WordPress blog (this one).

Tutor summary, 16 September 2016

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

First things first

  • Preliminary introduction to the Google Apps for Work email system (essentially a more advanced version of consumer Gmail).

Email contacts

  1. Imported a list of names & email addresses from a CSV data file to your Contacts area.
  2. Sent an email from Contacts to the course group address.

Blog exercise A

  1. Publish by email: sent an email to the course blog (this one)

Email attachments

  1. Saved three photo attachments from your email inbox to your course flash drive and to the images folder on your course Google Drive.
  2. Emailed at least one photo attachment from your flash drive to the blog email address.

Blog exercise B

  • Publish by email: sent an email to the course blog about what you did.

Output

Resources used

  • Course flash drives.
  • Google Apps for Work Drive, Email (bold.org.uk custom version).
  • WordPress blog (this one).