Simple Gmail Notes is a free and easy to use Chrome extension that allows you to better organise your Google Mail. You can add notes to individual Gmail conversations, store notes in your own Google Drive and add notes to your Google Calendar. This is useful to if you want to digitally stick a post-it… Continue reading #436 Simple Gmail Notes
Have you been sent an email that is bogged down with attachments? If so, never fear! There is a really quick way to save all the attachments you have been sent. Featured Image: “overload.” by groucho licenced under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
By request! In the office the other day and someone said they’d recently discovered that you can drag and drop attachments in to most email clients. Yes you can! So here’s a couple of examples using Outlook, Gmail and iCloud Featured image by Pixabay licenced under CC0
This is a great tip to keep your meeting notes organised using OneNote and Outlook. If you don’t know what OneNote is, catch up in less than a minute. From your Outlook appointment, click Meeting Notes. The page OneNote now creates is linked to your Outlook appointment, so you can always keep the meeting details and… Continue reading #209 Save your meeting notes directly to OneNote via Outlook appointments
Do your students moan about getting Moodle announcements that aren’t relevant to them? Are they fed up with seeing messages meant for other tutor groups? Then Moodle groups might be the answer. If you have not used Moodle groups before, check out #139 Moodle Groups [1/2]: Setting up your groups and #143 Moodle Groups [2/2]: Setting up a… Continue reading #162 Stop spamming your students! Use groups with Moodle announcements
Did you know that you can reply to an email with a meeting request in Outlook? This is a quick and easy way to get a meeting in your diary with the person who emailed you. Also, by using the Scheduling Assistant you can quickly see at a glance when that person is free, which… Continue reading #161 Reply to an email with a meeting request in Outlook
If you are interested in keeping up to date with research on your favourite topics, set up a Google Scholar alert to have all the latest research emailed to your inbox. This is really easy to set up, all you need is a (free) Google account. Don’t want your Google Scholar alerts cluttering up your… Continue reading #148 Google Scholar alerts keep you up to date with latest research
If you need to email or upload a Word document (or PowerPoint) and it is just too large, try compressing the images to shrink the size of your file. This is also a useful tip to share with students if they are uploading via Turnitin. Documents can quickly swell up if there are lots of… Continue reading #94 Compress your images to shrink your Word documents!
If you’re trying to organise a meeting with a colleague, and you want to avoid all the ‘I’m free on Tuesday, are you free?” type emails, one quick and easy way to do this is to email your calendar to your colleagues. They’ll only see whether you are free or busy, not if you’ve got… Continue reading #60 Share your Outlook calendar via email
Daily emails can be a little overwhelming at times, but using simple Outlook rules can reduce some of the pain! Rules can be used to do all sorts of fancy things, but we’ll start off easy. In the following 30 second video we demonstrate how to set up an email rule so that all emails… Continue reading #13 Swamped by emails? Use rules!