Gmail Quick Tips

This module aims to help you to be an efficient and effective user of your school’s Gmail account.

NB. These tips are intended for staff or KS3 or 4 users as primary pupil accounts are generally set to not allow use of gmail or, where use is requested, is likely to be set for internal emailing only.

Navigating to Gmail Settings:

Gmail Settings
Reviewing the options available can help to make sure that you have a set up that works for you. The options include:

  • The look and feel of your mail box
  • How your mails are organised
  • How you receive your email and notifications including those with access to multiple accounts.

Having selected Gmail from the Google Waffle menu, the settings are available via the cog icon.

  • Review the Density options – small changes that can help to make your mailbox easier to view.
  • For more options select the settings menu and review the range of options in the tabbed menu.

General Settings

There’s a plethora of options here that can make your mailbox work harder for you.

Accessibility Flash Cards

These flashcards can help your users remember and learn the accessibility features built into Google for Education for both their software and hardware.

Link to Accessibility PDFLink to Printable Flash Cards

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