Office 365 Tips

 Office 365 Tips

Mail Merge allows you to create multiple documents based on information contain in two different files. You’ll need the main document (e.g. a letter), and a data source (e.g. list of addresses) from Excel or Outlook Contacts. Then follow the instructions below to produce a merged document with these files using Mail Merge.

  1. In Word, open your main document such as a letter or the content of an e-mail. If creating labels, start with a blank new document.
  2. Click on Mailings > Start Mail Merge >Step-by-Step Mail Merge Wizard…

    Start Step-by-Step Mail Merge

  3. The Mail Merge Wizard will open as a Task Bar to the right of the document. Select the document (Letters, E-mail messages, Envelopes, Labels or Directory) you would like to create

    Mail Merge Step 1

  4. Click on Next: Starting document at the bottom of the Mail Merge Task Bar
  5. At Step 2, select the following option if you are
  • Creating letters or e-mails: Select Use the current document. This step will make sure the opened document will become the main document in the process
  • Creating labels: Select Change document layout and click on Label options…
  1. Under Tray, select Manual Feed (Place your label paper facing up on the manual feed tray of your printer and open the rear output tray)
  2. Under Label vendors, make sure Avery US Letter is selected.
  3. Then under Product number, find the label that matches the label number on the Avery label box.
  4. Click on OK.

Picture of Printer

Label Settings

  1. Click on Next: Select recipients
  2. At step 3, select one of the two options below
  • If using an Excel list, select Use an existing list, then click on Browse… Find your Excel file and click on Open
  • If using Outlook Contacts, click on Select from Outlook contacts and Choose Contacts Folder. Select your contact folder from the list and click on OK
  1. Click on OK to complete the selection of the list
  2. Click on Next: Write your letter or e-mail message (if creating an e-mail)
  3. At step 4, click on the main document to position the cursor where the Merge Fields will be added. If the main document are labels, the cursor will be at the first label by default. Just add the Merge Fields there
  4. With the cursor in place, click on More items… Double click on all the Merge Fields needed to complete your document. When done, click on the X to close

    «First_Name»«Last_Name»«Street1_Line1»«City»«State»«Zip_Code»

  5. Next, click in between each merge field, outside the chevron symbols (»|«), and add spaces and any punctuation needed to separate the Merge Fields (see below)

    «First_Name» «Last_Name»
    «Street1_Line1»
    «City», «State» «Zip_Code»

  6. Click on Next: Preview your letters, Labels or e-mail message to do just that. Use the arrow buttons between Recipient on the Task Bar to preview the information from the data source in your main document.

    Recipient Navigation Bar

  7. Click on Next: Complete the merge
  8. Select one of the following option depending on what you are creating
  • If creating letters or labels
  1. Click on Edit individual letters… and OK. This option will open your merged document in a new document. Check the information for accuracy.
  2. The last step is to either Print or Save the document for later use
  • If creating e-mail messages
  1. Click on Electronic Mail…

    Important
    : Make sure your Outlook client is opened and you are logged on with the appropriate account (e.g. your office account). Word will use this account to send the e-mail messages

  2. At the To prompt, select the Merge Field containing the e-mail addresses.
  3. Enter a Subject line and click on OK. The process will take a few minutes to complete, depending on the size of the list.

    Complete the Mail Merge
 

You can now record your computer screen and audio with Screen Recording in PowerPoint for Office 365, 2016. You have the option of adding the recorded video to a PowerPoint presentation or you can save it as a separate file to create a screencast.

Record from your computer screen and embed the recording in PowerPoint

  1. Start PowerPoint.
  2. Open the slide where you want to add the screen recording on.
  3. On the Insert tab, click/tap on Screen Recording.

    Screen Recording Button

  4. A pop up menu will open (the Control Dock) Tap/click Select Area.

    Control Dock

  5. Point the cross-haired cursor at the top left of the area you want to record, then click and drag to select the area.
  6. By defaul, the Audio and the Record Pointer are selected on the Control Dock for recording. You can turn them off by just clicking on those options.
  7. When Ready, click Record. (Unless you pin the Control Dock to the screen, it will slide up into the margin while you record. To make the unpinned Control Dock reappear, point the mouse cursor at the top edge of the screen.)
  8. As you record the screen, you can do the following:
  • Click Pause to temporarily stop the recording (Windows logo key+Shift+R):
  • Click Record to resume recording (Windows logo key+Shift+R).
  • Click Stop to end your recording (Windows logo key+Shift+Q).

    Control Options 

  1. When you are finished recording, save your presentation: File Save. The recording will be embedded on the slide on your PowerPoint presentation.

    To save the recording itself as a separate file on your computer, right-click on the recording, and select Save Media As. In the Save Media As dialog box, specify a file name and folder location, then click Save

    Save as media

Set your video Start settings

In your PowerPoint presentation, right-click the video frame, click Start, and pick how you want your video to start in your presentation

Customize Start

Trim your video

  1. Right-click the video frame, and click Trim.
  2. Slide the Markers or use Start Time, End Time to cut out portions of the video at the begining and the end of the clip

    Customize Trim

  3. When done, tap/click on OK 

Apply a style to the video frame

In your PowerPoint presentation, right-click on the video, click Style in the Control Dock menu, and pick a style.

Customize Style

Outlook 365 - Sending Large Attachments

File sizes have grown over the years; however, not all e-mail service providers have kept up with attachment limits. Sending a file larger than your recipient's file size limit may prevent your message from reaching their inbox. Before sending out an e-mail with a large attachment (> 5 MB), consider using the OneDrive online storage provided with your Office 365 membership to share files as a link.

Attaching your File

Once you have your message and file ready, find the "Attach" menu and choose the "Cloud Locations" option.

screenshot displaying the attach menu

 

Next, choose the option "Computer" to instruct the OneDrive tool to look at local files, then browse for and select your file.

screenshot displaying the menu options

 

You'll be prompted to choose how to attach your local file. Confirm that you wish for the file to be uploaded to OneDrive and attached as a link.

screenshot displaying the upload and share as a onedrive link option

 

Once your file has finished uploading, you'll see it attached as a OneDrive link. Your recipient will be able to download the file as long as it exists within your OneDrive storage.

screenshot displaying a completed onedrive file upload and attachment

 

For more information on Microsoft OneDrive and using it to store, share, and collaborate on your files, check out the Learning OneDrive course on Lynda.com!

Backing up data is an important part of managing your digital content, and here at Stockton all files saved to your My Documents folder are automatically backed up to Stockton’s servers.  This protects your work from accidental deletion, corruption, or hardware failure, and gives you access to it from any Stockton computer that you’re currently logged in to.

In this example of how to save your work to your Stockton network backup folder, we’ll be using any component program of the Microsoft Office Suite.


With your document open, click on the File tab.

screenshot displaying the location of the File tab in Microsoft Word

 

Next, choose the menu entry “Save As”, followed by “Browse”. This option will allow you to navigate to and choose your “My Documents” backup folder as the storage location for your document.

screenshot displaying the "this pc" menu entry in the "save as" dialog in Microsoft Word

 

Keeping your documents backed up is critical to data security, and lost work is lost time! Nobody wants to re-write a syllabus from scratch, or to lose batches of data collected in the field. Additionally, if you’re ever off-campus and need a document, you can access this folder by logging into Stockton’s VDI, a virtual desktop service that operates on Stockton’s network.

For tips on moving your existing files over to the local backup folder, check out this handy video course on Lynda.com!

 

Reply All is the default option when replying to messages in Outlook on the Web for Office 365. You can select Reply by clicking on the down arrow to the right of Reply all, but when responding to an e-mail, Reply all is the default option. 

Outlook on the Web ToolBar

To change the default option on your account to Reply rather than Reply all, follow the instructions below:

  1. Go to Outlook on the web from the Stockton Portal or at https://outlook.office365.com and sign in
  2. On the top right, click or tap on Settings

Outlook Settings

  1. Under Your app settings, select Mail
  2. To the left, under Options, Mail, Automatic processing, click or tap on Reply settings
  3. Select Reply under Make my default response

Outlook Options

  1. Click or tap on Save

The response button will now change to Reply

Groups are the new and improved option in Office 365 for sending e-mails to multiple people. They replace Contact Groups (formerly known as Distribution Lists) and also include powerful collaboration features. 

Use Groups in Office 365 to collaborate with and easily set up a collection of resources with Stockton users to share. Adding members to the group automatically gives them the permissions they need to the tools your group provides.

The instructions below will show you how to create Groups in Outlook.

  1. Open Outlook 2016.
  2. Do one of the following to start a new Group:
    • Outlook 2016 Client. Select Home New Group.

      Toobar New Group

    • Outlook on the Web. In the navigation pane (left), below your Folders, next to Groups, select the + button. (If you have a long folder list, you'll need to scroll down until you see Groups.)

      Create Group

  3. Fill out the group information.

    Fill out Group Information
  • Group name: Create a name that captures the spirit of the group.
  • Once you enter a name, a suggested email address is provided. "Not available" means the group name is already in use and you should try a different name. Note that once you choose a group name, it cannot be changed.
  • Description: Optionally, enter a description that will help others understand the group's purpose. This description will be included in the welcome email when others join the group.
  • Classification: Choose a classification. Options available depend on what your organization has set up.
  • Privacy: By default, Groups are created as Private. This means only approved members in your organization can see what's inside the group. Anyone else in your organization who is not approved cannot see what's in the group.
    • Select Public to create a group where anyone within your organization can view its content and become a member.
    • Select Private to create a group where membership requires approval and only members can view group content.
  • Send all group conversations and events to members' inboxes Optionally, check this box to enable members to see all group conversations and events in their inbox without having to visit separate group workspaces. Members can change this setting for their own mailboxes.
  1. Select Create.

You can now use your Group in an e-mail just like a distribution list

Add Members to your Groups

  1. Your Groups are accessible from your Folder List. Just scroll down to Groups and click on the arrow to expand it.
  2. Select your Group
  3. On the Groups ribbon, select Add Members

    Add/remove members

  4. In the Add Members dialog box, under Add people, search for the new member and click on his/her name to add the account to the Members list
  5. Click on OK when finished

Remove Members from your Groups

  1. Your Groups are accessible from your Folder List. Just scroll down to Groups and click on the arrow to expand it.
  2. Select your Group
  3. On the Groups ribbon, select Add Members
  4. Under Members, point at the person's name and click on the X to the right
  5. Click on OK when finished

Let Flash Fill help you enter data faster and more accurate. It predicts the rest of the data based on the first entry posted. Below are different ways you can take advantage of this feature in Excel.

Separate First and Last Name

If you have a list of names in one column, Flash Fill allows you to quickly separate the names in different columns. In the example below, I want first and last name to be in their own columns.

  1. Create first and last columns to the right of Names (See picture below)
  2. Enter the first names. As soon as you start typing the second "First" name, Flash Fill will preview a list, predicting how you want to fill the column

    Flash Fill Predicting

  3. Just hit the Enter key to complete the rest of the column

    Flash Fill Completed

 

Fill a Formula to Adjacent Cells

Flash Fill can also copy formulas by dragging the Fill Handle (bottom right) 

  1. Enter the formula and hit Enter
  2. Click on the formula to select the cell
  3. Point at the Fill Handle (bottom right) until the pointer changes to a black plus sign

    Fill Handle

  4. Click & hold and drag the Fill Handle across the cells you want to fill

Quickly Enter Months of the Year or Days of the Week

  1. Enter the month or day
  2. Click on the month or day
  3. Click & hold on the Fill Handle  
  4. Drag the Fill Handle across the cells you want to fill

Distribution lists make it easy to reach out to many organization members at once. Membership, however, is not an automatic process and must be managed manually.

To begin, open up your web browser and access Outlook Web. Find and click on the Settings (Gear-shaped) icon. Then, click on the entry “Mail”.

A screenshot detailing the locations of the settings icon and mail option in outlook web


Next, in the left-hand menu, click on “General” and then “Distribution Lists”. Under “Distribution Lists I Own” double-click on the name of the group you’d like to make changes to.

A screenshot detailing the locations of the general and distribution lists menu entries in outlook web


You’ll be brought to the details pane of the group, click on “Membership” to manage the users included on the distribution list. Click on the plus (+) icon to add members or click on member names followed by the minus (-) icon to remove members.

A screenshot detailing the locations of the membership panel and add members button in outlook web


When you click on the plus (+) icon to add members, you’ll be brought to a search page. Enter a last name and click on the magnifying glass to search for a user. Click the plus (+) icon to the right of a person’s name to add them to the list of users to be enrolled in the distribution list. Click Save ✔️ in the top-left of the search window when you’ve finished choosing new members.

A screenshot detailing the user search panel in outlook web


Click Save to finalize changes made to the group’s membership.

A screenshot detailing the location of the save button in outlook web

 

Microsoft Teams is a versatile messaging platform designed to connect users and facilitate the quick exchange of ideas and content. Comparable services include Slack and Google Hangouts. Try using Teams to communicate with your colleagues, it’s included in your Stockton Office 365 subscription!

 

To begin, open up your web browser and navigate to teams.microsoft.com. Log in using your Stockton.edu e-mail address.

 A screenshot depicting the Microsoft Office 365 login page.

 

You’ll be brought to the main Teams window. From here, you can create Teams, which function similarly to a group chat, or go to the Chats pane, which allows you to message users individually.

 

A screenshot depicting the Teams pane in Microsoft Teams for the web.

 

In the Chats pane, you can search for individual users by first name, last name, or e-mail address.

 

A screenshot depicting the Chat pane in Microsoft Teams for the web. 

 

Teams is great for sharing content; when you’re composing a message, click on the “Attach” icon to send any type of file, whether it’s to one person or a Team chat!

 

A screenshot depicting the "Attach" button in a chat in Microsoft Teams for the web.

 

Microsoft Teams is also available for your smartphone! Get it on Google Play or in the App Store.

 

To download the Microsoft Teams client on your Stockton desktop or laptop, open the Software Center and click on the Teams icon.

 

A screenshot depicting the Microsoft Teams icon in Stockton's Software Center.

 

For additional Information on maximizing your Microsoft Teams experience, check out this Teams short course on Lynda.com.

Many groups and offices at Stockton utilize shared outlook addresses, these accounts serve many purposes such as a central e-mail address for an event or coordinating space usage.

Adding such an account to Outlook Web is a straightforward process:

  • Right-click on your account name shown in the left-hand folder menu. Next, click on “Add shared folder…”

    Screenshot of outlook web with an arrow pointing to "add shared folder" button

  • Enter the address for the account you’d like to add. In this example I’ve added an account we use in ITS to schedule hardware setups. Once the account is chosen, click “next” to continue.

  • The newly-added account will display in your left-hand folder menu. 

    Screenshot of outlook web with an arrow pointing to a newly-added shared account in the folder navigation menu

 

To add a shared calendar to Outlook Web, begin by navigating to the calendar view.

  • Click on “Add Calendar” and then “From directory”.

    Screenshot of Outlook Web with an arrow labelled with the number 1 pointing to the "Add Calendar" button and an arrow labelled with the number 2 pointing at the "From Directory" button

  • Enter the account name in the “From directory” field, then click “open”.

    Screenshot of Outlook Web's "open calendar" dialog box with text being entered into the "from directory" field

  • The shared calendar should now populate appointments alongside your own.

    Screenshot of Outlook Web

Depending on how recently your account was given permissions for the shared account, you may need to wait 10-15 minutes before being able to fully access e-mails and calendars. While you wait, consider checking out a video lesson on Outlook Web at Lynda.com!

In addition: Microsoft has launched several changes to the Outlook interface as part of their Office 365 User Experience updates. You may notice some visual differences in the coming months, however the core functions of Outlook will remain the same. For a more in-depth look at these updates, check out Microsoft’s Tech Community blog post.

If you expect to have limited e-mail access, it’s a good idea to set an Out of Office message to alert students and coworkers who may be attempting to reach you. In the Outlook Web interface, this can be enabled indefinitely or set to operate only until a specific date and time.

 

To begin, open up your web browser and navigate to go.stockton.edu, next, log in with your GoStockton credentials and click on the e-mail icon at the top-right corner of the GoPortal. Sign into your e-mail with your full firstname.lastname@stockton.edu address.

 

A screenshot of Calendly, showing the login screen.

 

You’ll be brought to the main Outlook window. From here, click on the Settings icon.

 

A screenshot of Outlook Web, showing the Settings icon.

 

Choose the option “Automatic Replies”.

 

A screenshot of Outlook Web, showing the Automatic Replies option under the Settings menu.

 

In this menu, you can turn on Automatic Replies, designate start and end times for the replies, and compose Automatic Replies for Stockton and (optionally) non-Stockton e-mail addresses.

 

A screenshot of Outlook Web, showing the Automatic Replies setup screen.

 

For additional information on Outlook on the web, check out Lynda.com’s Outlook on the web Essential Training course.

Groups are the new and improved option in Office 365 for sending e-mails to multiple people. They replace Contact Groups (formerly known as Distribution Lists) and also include powerful collaboration features. 

Use Groups in Office 365 to collaborate with and easily set up a collection of resources with Stockton users to share. Adding members to the group automatically gives them the permissions they need to the tools your group provides.

The instructions below will show you how to create Groups in Outlook.

  1. Open Outlook 2016.
  2. Do one of the following to start a new Group:
    • Outlook 2016 Client. Select Home New Group.

      Toobar New Group

    • Outlook on the Web. In the navigation pane (left), below your Folders, next to Groups, select the + button. (If you have a long folder list, you'll need to scroll down until you see Groups.)

      Create Group

  3. Fill out the group information.

    Fill out Group Information
  • Group name: Create a name that captures the spirit of the group.
  • Once you enter a name, a suggested email address is provided. "Not available" means the group name is already in use and you should try a different name. Note that once you choose a group name, it cannot be changed.
  • Description: Optionally, enter a description that will help others understand the group's purpose. This description will be included in the welcome email when others join the group.
  • Classification: Choose a classification. Options available depend on what your organization has set up.
  • Privacy: By default, Groups are created as Private. This means only approved members in your organization can see what's inside the group. Anyone else in your organization who is not approved cannot see what's in the group.
    • Select Public to create a group where anyone within your organization can view its content and become a member.
    • Select Private to create a group where membership requires approval and only members can view group content.
  • Send all group conversations and events to members' inboxes Optionally, check this box to enable members to see all group conversations and events in their inbox without having to visit separate group workspaces. Members can change this setting for their own mailboxes.
  1. Select Create.

You can now use your Group in an e-mail just like a distribution list

Add Members to your Groups

  1. Your Groups are accessible from your Folder List. Just scroll down to Groups and click on the arrow to expand it.
  2. Select your Group
  3. On the Groups ribbon, select Add Members

    Add/remove members

  4. In the Add Members dialog box, under Add people, search for the new member and click on his/her name to add the account to the Members list
  5. Click on OK when finished

Remove Members from your Groups

  1. Your Groups are accessible from your Folder List. Just scroll down to Groups and click on the arrow to expand it.
  2. Select your Group
  3. On the Groups ribbon, select Add Members
  4. Under Members, point at the person's name and click on the X to the right
  5. Click on OK when finished

To mitigate the effects of a bug which exists in the interactions between iOS’s calendar and Events created in Outlook, IT Services recommends that you install and use the official Outlook app to use with your Stockton e-mail address. Additionally, the Outlook app offers several features not available in the default Mail client such as Focused Inbox and the ability to view shared calendars.

To begin either follow this link on your phone, or open up the App Store on your iOS device and search for “Microsoft Outlook”.

Open up your newly-downloaded Outlook app and log in with your full “firstname.lastname@stockton.edu” e-mail address.

If you’d like to compare the experience of Focused Inbox, you can toggle it on and off in the Settings menu. To access the Settings menu, tap at the menu icon in the top-left of the screen and navigate to Settings – denoted by a gear icon. Once in the settings menu, you can access features such as Signature customization and how swipe actions function.

 A screenshot showing the settings menu in Outlook for iOS

 

To access your Calendar, leave the Settings menu and tap on the Calendar icon at the bottom of the screen.

A screenshot showing the calendar icon in Outlook for iOS 

 

While in the Calendar view, you may add shared calendars by tapping on the menu icon in the top-left of the screen, then on the option “Add Shared Calendar”. Enter the shared account e-mail address you’d like to add and click on the + icon.

A screenshot showing button to add a shared calendar in Outlook for iOS

 

So long as your account is authorized to access that shared calendar, events from that calendar will now be visible in your Outlook app.

Phishing is any attempt to disguise electronic communications with the intent to defraud and acquire information such as usernames, passwords, or credit card details. As computer networks become hardened against online attacks, social engineering has become a more potent vector and an attractive target for criminals. Stockton University takes network security seriously and asks that you notify staff of any phishing attempts you receive.

If you have received a message directing you to reply with or otherwise enter personally identifiable information online, please report the message as a phishing attempt (phishing@stockton.edu) or use the phish alert button which reports the phishing solicitation to the Information Security team (this button automatically appears in your Outlook and Office 365 clients).

A screenshot depicting the "Mark as Phishing" button in Outlook Web.

A screenshot depicting the "Report Phishing" button in the Outlook client for Windows.

The Phish Alert button will also delete the suspicious email from your mailbox to prevent any future exposure. We all play a critical role in keeping institutional data secure and to aid in this task, we ask that you take a skeptical approach to any solicitations that seem suspicious. Stockton University's Information Technology Services will never ask you to disclose your password (via email or otherwise).

If you suspect that you’re being targeted, please notify information.security@stockton.edu via email or by calling (609) 652-4779. 

Additionally, if you feel unsure about an email message sent from a member within the Stockton community, please reach out to them or their unit directly for clarification (before clicking on included links or opening suspicious attachments).

You can now record your computer screen and audio with Screen Recording in PowerPoint for Office 365, 2016. You have the option of adding the recorded video to a PowerPoint presentation or you can save it as a separate file to create a screencast.

Record from your computer screen and embed the recording in PowerPoint

  1. Start PowerPoint.
  2. Open the slide where you want to add the screen recording on.
  3. On the Insert tab, click/tap on Screen Recording.

    Screen Recording Button

  4. A pop up menu will open (the Control Dock) Tap/click Select Area.

    Control Dock

  5. Point the cross-haired cursor at the top left of the area you want to record, then click and drag to select the area.
  6. By defaul, the Audio and the Record Pointer are selected on the Control Dock for recording. You can turn them off by just clicking on those options.
  7. When Ready, click Record. (Unless you pin the Control Dock to the screen, it will slide up into the margin while you record. To make the unpinned Control Dock reappear, point the mouse cursor at the top edge of the screen.)
  8. As you record the screen, you can do the following:
  • Click Pause to temporarily stop the recording (Windows logo key+Shift+R):
  • Click Record to resume recording (Windows logo key+Shift+R).
  • Click Stop to end your recording (Windows logo key+Shift+Q).

    Control Options 

  1. When you are finished recording, save your presentation: File Save. The recording will be embedded on the slide on your PowerPoint presentation.

    To save the recording itself as a separate file on your computer, right-click on the recording, and select Save Media As. In the Save Media As dialog box, specify a file name and folder location, then click Save

    Save as media

Set your video Start settings

In your PowerPoint presentation, right-click the video frame, click Start, and pick how you want your video to start in your presentation

Customize Start

Trim your video

  1. Right-click the video frame, and click Trim.
  2. Slide the Markers or use Start Time, End Time to cut out portions of the video at the begining and the end of the clip

    Customize Trim

  3. When done, tap/click on OK 

Apply a style to the video frame

In your PowerPoint presentation, right-click on the video, click Style in the Control Dock menu, and pick a style.

Customize Style

E-mail is one of the most reliable forms of communication at Stockton University. All faculty, staff, and students are provided with an e-mail address, and it produces a record for both the sender and the recipient. Often it can be burdensome to address e-mails to many recipients, however with e-mail lists you can reach your entire class with a single message!

 

To begin, either open your Outlook desktop client or mobile app, or log into Outlook Web in your web browser. Class e-mail lists are only available to @stockton.edu e-mail address associated with a course’s instructor, they will not relay your message if it originates from a personal e-mail address e.g. gmail, yahoo mail, aol.

 

When using your class e-mail list, the address is formatted as: 

 [semester][year]-[school][course][section]@stockton.edu 

 For example, a 2019 Fall Semester course, GEN-1000-091, would be addressed as 
“ fall2019-gen1000091@stockton.edu ”.

 

Any messages sent to these lists will be relayed to all students currently registered for the course in Banner, this does not include waitlisted students. These lists are automatically generated and will self-update as students register and de-register.

Keeping track of tasks can be a job of its own when working across platforms. Microsoft To Do integrates with Outlook and other Microsoft Office suite products and can help centralize your list of To-Do’s!

 

Our first step is to sign in, you’ll need to log in at to-do.office.com with your Stockton e-mail address and GoPortal credentials.

A screenshot of todo.microsoft.com highlighting the Sign In button.

 

 

Once you’re logged in, you can begin creating Tasks. Click on the “ + Add Task ” button to make your first task.

A screenshot of Microsoft To Do's web interface, with an arrow pointing towards the "Add Task" button.

 

Once a task has been created, you can make changes to individual Task settings by clicking on the task and working in the right-hand side Task Properties menu.

A screenshot of Microsoft To Do's web interface, highlighting the Task Properties menu. 

 

Additionally, a task can be assigned “Steps” or discrete sub-tasks. Each step can be marked as complete individually.

 A screenshot of Microsoft To Do's web interface, showing the Steps menu of an individual task.

 

Tasks can also have reminders and due dates set, each can use predetermined dates or have custom dates and times entered.

 A screenshot of Microsoft To Do's web interface, highlighting the "Remind Me" function for an individual task.

 

A key feature to To Do is its ability to share data across Microsoft products – for example, Tasks can be created, viewed, and modified in their own Tasks tab in Microsoft Outlook. 

A screenshot of tasks created in Microsoft To Do, displaying within the Tasks pane of Microsoft Outlook. 

 

A task list is fundamentally a basic concept, but To Do’s power lies in its integration across other tools. For more information on how to leverage To Do and make task tracking easier for you, check out Microsoft’s To Do support catalog.

Adding or updating your profile photo is a fun way to personalize your @stockton.edu e-mail address. When setting up your profile picture, please be sure to use a work-safe and friendly image!

 

Our first step is to sign in: you’ll need to log in at outlook.office.com with your Stockton e-mail address and GoPortal credentials.

 

Next, locate your user icon at the top-right corner of the screen. If you have not set a profile picture before, it will appear as your first and last initials. Click on the user icon, and you’ll be brought to the “My account” menu.

A screenshot of Outlook Web, an arrow is pointing towards the user icon.

 

In the “My account” menu, hover over the expanded user icon and you’ll see the outline of a camera appear. Click on that camera and you’ll be brought to the “Change your photo” dialog box.

A screenshot of Outlook Web in the "my account" menu, an arrow is pointing towards the button to change a profile picture.

 

Click on “+ Upload a new photo” to choose an image file from your computer.

A screenshot of Outlook Web, an arrow is pointing towards the "upload a new photo" button


Once you’ve uploaded your photo, you can use the zoom slider below your new profile picture to adjust its size. Additionally, once zoomed in you can click and drag to reposition the picture within its circle of visibility. Click “Apply” and then “Done” to finalize your changes, and your new profile picture will begin to appear alongside your @stockton.edu e-mails! 

A screenshot of Outlook Web, highlighting the image zoom slider and an arrow is pointing to the "apply" button