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Google Mail and Contacts - Pt. 2


This series covers Gmail and Contacts as well as how to use the tools effectively in an adult education classroom. These hands on, virtual workshops will walk you through Gmail shortcuts and tasks that will increase productivity and save time.
This part in the "Google Mail and Contacts (series)" will cover different time saving tips when using Gmail and Contacts within a program and with adult education students. This specific workshop will demonstrate ways to create templates, snooze email, and add Tasks to make time using email more efficient.

Topics during this session may also include but are not limited to:

  1. G Mail Tools: An Inbox can be set to organize and prioritize automatically within settings. After a user includes their own settings, messages upon receipt can reflect the options like starring important conversations, reading conversations within a thread, and more. Snooze options, labels, and filters are other useful tools within Gmail that will be covered.
  2. G Mail Templates: Gmail templates allows a user to save a custom email on file and then send it anytime needed. Topics covered will include creating, editing, and deleting templates as well as inserting them into Gmail.
  3. Attachments: The "handshake" between Gmail and Drive will be covered where: files sent by others can be opened and/or saved directly to a users Drive, attachments can be added to messages without ever leaving a message, and other storage options.
  4. Contacts: Send a message to groups instead of individuals to avoid entering every name separately. Along with creating contacts, creating contact groups that can be used within Gmail to send group messages will be covered as well as scheduling messages will also be covered and more as time allows or is requested (per requesting program*).

This workshop is customizable per program request* and specific topics will be listed upon registration.

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An OTAN Certificate of Attendance will only be awarded to those that have pre-registered and attend at least 75% of the scheduled time.
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*OTAN workshops may be scheduled by qualifying adult educations agencies and programs and customized to meet the needs of the agency. For more information about this or other workshops, please contact with subject "Training."



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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN200091-A2 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.