During Gmail training over the summer and into the fall, your facilitator cover basic functions of Gmail and work with individuals to personalize their account. However, if you feel you have are already proficient in the required skills for these two tools, you may choose to move through these more advanced, self-paced lessons to deepen your understanding of the all the Google Tools, including Calendar, Drive, Gmail, Chrome, Search and Sites.
Required Gmail Skills for CWC
You can consider yourself minimally proficient in each area if you can successfully complete each of the tasks below.
Personalize inbox with custom signature, colors, background image, etc.
Create/use labels and filters
Understand the difference between Archiving and Deleting
Use the Chat feature to quickly communicate with others and read transcripts
Create groups under Contacts
Use the search feature to quickly find messages
Select useful Labs
Access Gmail on your mobile device (if desired)
Below are additional training materials for Gmail. Please note that some of training materials were developed for other school districts. However, the GAFE platform is universal, and steps to perform a task are consistent across school districts.
Gmail for Beginners: (video)
GMail layout overview (video)
Using Gmail at School (how to documents)
Reading and composing emails (video)
Labels and archiving (video)
Adding and managing contacts (video)
Setting up filters (video)
Creating a signature (video)
How to Add An Attachment in Gmail (video)
Ways to Increase Your Efficiency in Gmail (video and text)
Determine your readiness and comfort with using Gmail by tackling a series of tasks.