Course Overview

The Outlook Beginners course is aimed at those who want to be able to effectively manage their emails, calendar, contacts, tasks and notes.

Detailed Course Content

Outlook Overview

  • Outlook Today
  • Mail view
  • Calendar view
  • People view
  • Tasks view
  • Notes view
  • Folders view
  • Shortcuts view

Mail View

  • Folder Pane
  • Reading Pane
  • To-Do Bar
  • Inbox
  • Other mail Folders

Create a Mail Message

  • Open new message window
  • Address a mail message (To, Cc, Bcc)
  • Add a message subject
  • Message body
  • Format a message
  • Check spelling and grammar
  • Attach a document to an email
  • Send an email

Email Signatures

  • Create an AutoSignature for new message
  • Create an AutoSignature for replies
  • Create additional signatures
  • Select a signature

Receive a Mail Message

  • Read message in reading pane
  • Open a mail message
  • Print a mail message
  • Preview an attachment
  • Open an attachment
  • Save an attachment
  • Remove an attachment

Reply to a Mail Message

  • Reply to sender
  • Reply to all recipients
  • Forward mail to another person

Calendar View

  • Folder Pane
  • Reading Pane
  • To-Do Bar
  • Daily Task List

Calendar Types

  • My Calendars
  • Shared Calendars
  • Public Calendars
  • Other Calendars

View Calendars

  • Calendar views
  • View main calendar
  • View other calendars
  • Display calendars side-by-side
  • Overlay calendars
  • Print a calendar


  • Open a new appointment window
  • Schedule an appointment
  • Schedule a recurring appointment
  • Set a reminder
  • Save an appointment
  • Print an appointment
  • Reschedule an appointment
  • Copy an appointment
  • Delete an appointment

People View

  • Folder Pane
  • Reading Pane
  • To-Do Bar
  • Find a contact

Add a New Contact

  • Open a new contact window
  • Add contact details
  • Add a contact picture
  • Save a contact
  • Print a contact
  • Delete a contact

Task View

  • Folder Pane
  • Reading Pane
  • To-Do Bar

Add a New Task

  • Open a new task window
  • Schedule a task
  • Set a reminder
  • Save a task
  • Print a task
  • Delete a task

Notes View

  • Folder Pane
  • Reading Pane
  • To-Do Bar
  • Icon Views
  • List View

Add a New Note

  • Open a new note window
  • Type a note
  • Save and close a note
  • Print a note
  • Delete a note

Printable course information
Microsoft Outlook Essentials Course Calendar View Calendar


  • Basic computer experience, including keyboard and mouse skills
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Windows

If you are not familiar with using a computer or Microsoft Windows, the course Introduction to computers, will give you the skills to take this Outlook course.