Once you receive your Sussex username, you’ll be able to activate your FREE LinkedIn Learning account – an amazing resource for your time at Sussex, and a way to get a better profile in the workplace when you graduate.
I’d like to share some less obvious features in Outlook which I use daily and belong in my Outlook Favourite Five.
Resend – allows me to open an old email, make changes to the text or addressees and then send. So much quicker than cut and paste.
Where I want to repeat certain steps Quick Steps lets me automate that so that a single click actions a task. I have set up several to tidy emails into various folders
I need to monitor a couple of email accounts and need to access particular folders frequently. By putting those folders into my FavouritesI can easily see new emails, quickly jump to folders in high use or drag emails to common folders.
Switching between email and my diary can have a delay. If IRight click on Calendar and choose Open in New Window I can swap between email and calendar without waiting for calendars to load.
And finally, when I use search I often need to use the Search options to expand or narrow the folders and mailboxes that are searched. Use the drop down arrow to the right of the search box and then set the Search in to the most appropriate for this search location. See the images below for more information.
Thursday, May 20, 2021, marks the tenth Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access/inclusion and people with different disabilities https://globalaccessibilityawarenessday.org/
With this in mind IT Services would like to promote some of the tools which exist as part of the market leading software. Many software companies now promote accessibility by design. Read Aloud and Dictate are available in Microsoft 365 products. Chrome allows for any video shown through the browser to be automatically subtitled. Live captions/subtitles is an option within Microsoft Teams, PowerPoint in Microsoft 365 and the University of Sussex Zoom platform. IT Services have additional software to support learning such as the mind mapping tool Mindview.
With the end of Term fast approaching and thoughts turning to the summer, and perhaps working, I’d like to recommend you invest some time in your IT skills. Feeling more in control will relieve stress and frustration and hopefully make you more confident to face that Excel data analysis task you have or help designing that poster.
There are a range of Free training resources available to staff and students
LinkedIn Learning – Up your skill level in areas such as Excel, Adobe Photoshop, Interview Technique using the thousands on quality online videos. Completed courses show on your LinkedIn profile if you choose to. Courses can even be downloaded to watch offline so no need to gobble that data allowance.
Free short Webinars delivered by the IT Services Training Team give a fast track to essential skills and raise awareness of product features with an opportunity to ask an expert. Sign up for a live session or watch on demand on our Canvas page
Ever been on a webpage when you need to go back to check something on a previous page but don’t want to lose this page? Well you can! Right click on the Tab at the top and select Duplicate from the menu. You now have two identical tabs. Use the back button to return to the previous page.
Microsoft offer a extensive range of free events aimed at IT and business professionals, educators to enable them to extend their expertise. View the Events Catalogue or Browse by Category Join the Events Live or, for a limited time, watch many of the pre-recorded sessions.
The IT Services Training Team have released the dates for their free webinars. Join us for Word, Excel and the two newly added PowerPoint sessions PowerPoint Quick Start and PowerPoint – Running a slick presentation.
With the end of the year approaching and interviews on the horizon make sure your PowerPoint skills keep you confident when delivering your presentations. If you can’t make the date then most webinars are recorded – see our Canvas site for information
If you are travelling over Easter then why not take a LinkedIn Learning course with you? Install the LinkedIn Learning app on your mobile device, login and find yourself a course to download. It could be that a relaxation technique course (Relax your Brain or Wrist Massage) or a podcast on How to rock an interview would make an interesting change. Or there is photography or song writing. LinkedIn Learning is free to Sussex Students and Staff.