What is the right tool for the job? A lot of applications used on a day to day basis, have features that can simplify the way the app is used. It’s never as simple as hammer for a nail anymore.
Outlook or equivalent email programs help manage the email inbox. See Tip 1 and 2 below to help reduce the clutter in your Inbox.
Microsoft Teams is an application within Office 365 that all CDU staff have access to. It comes as either an application that can be installed on your computer (via CDU software center) or via the O365 web interface. It is designed to allow small groups of people to work together either as part of an existing team or from different areas working on the same project or interest. Chat, shared Files, Channels and an Activity stream helps you connect and work together. There are many apps that can be linked into Teams. See Tip 3, 4 and 5 below.
Microsoft Flow allows you to perform automation across many applications. Start with Templates that outline typical sets of actions. See Tip 6 below.
For an open tool, try Slack. This free and open tool is an alternative to Teams and has similar functions. Wendy uses Slack to participate in a Software User Group that shares development ideas and best practices while networking with user of the software across the world. See Tip 7 below.
Take a look at the activities under ‘Try’ and finally, share your thoughts and comments below.
Choose at least two of these activities to try.
- Outlook – Create a rule to move a group of emails into a folder (10 minutes)
- Teams –
- Introduction: Open Teams from the Office 365 area and explore this area. (10 minutes)
- Experienced: Use the heading function in your next post in Teams. (5 minutes)
- Other programs – Learn a new feature of an application or program you use regularly (15-25 mins)
- Australian National University (ANU) recently posted on sustainability of apps. Read this post and the list of questions to answer before choosing an app for teaching. (20 mins)
Outlook Quick Steps
Thing 9 is written by Andrew King and Wendy Taleo