Loyola University Chicago

Information Technology Services

Documentation and Training

Using E-mail and Calendars

  • Outlook 2013 Quick Start.pdf
    This four-page Microsoft-produced PDF can be printed or reviewed on screen. Screen shots show you where to find key elements, such as the folder lists, inbox, task ribbon, and calendar, and a list of common commands provides basic instructions.
  • What's New in Outlook 2013
    This short video from Microsoft provides a quick tour of the Outlook screen and highlights basic features.
  • Basic Tasks in Outlook 2013
    This web page from Microsoft provides a quick walk-through of the basic steps for your email, contacts, and calendar.
  • Office 2013 Calendar Basics
    This 15-minute video from Microsoft can be downloaded and viewed in PowerPoint. You'll learn about the different calendar views, how to create an appointment, sharing your calendar, and more. After downloading, click F5 or Play Slide Show to start.
  • Getting Started in Outlook Web App
    This article from Microsoft outlines the basic mail, calendar, people, and task commands in Outlook Web App, with links to more detailed overviews for key features.
  • Create and Add an Email Message Signature
    Signatures were not migrated as part of Loyola's email upgrade. This short web page from Microsoft shows how to re-create personalized signatures, including text, images, logos, or even an image of your handwritten signature.
  • Working with the Address Book
    The University’s global address book was migrated to Exchange, along with any personal contact lists you had created in GroupWise. This page includes a few tips for working with these contacts in Outlook.
  • Outlook Notes for Former GroupWise Users
    With the transition to Outlook, you'll notice that some features are found in a different place or have slightly different functionality than in GroupWise. The list highlights a few of these differences.

Using Messaging and Conferencing

  • Basic Tasks in Lync 2013
    Lync provides instant messaging along with web, voice, and video conferencing. This series of web pages from Microsoft covers basic Lync tasks, such as adding contacts or sending an instant message.
  • Lync 2013 Quick Reference: Meetings
    This two-page PDF from Microsoft is a printable reference card with instructions for using Lync's audio and video conference features as well as the desktop sharing tool.
  • Lync 2013 Quick Reference: IM, Presence, and Contacts
    This two-page PDF from Microsoft is a printable reference card with instructions for using instant message and presence and for managing your contacts.

Using Mobile Devices

Project-Related Notes

  • HSD Email Upgrade: Transition Highlights
    This one-page PDF contains a list of key details shared through email prior to the upgrade.
  • Windows 7 and Office 2013 Documentation
    This page is designed for faculty and staff within the Health Science Division who received new PCs just before the email upgrade. The documents and videos listed will help you get started with your new Windows 7 system and several of the Office 2013 programs that were installed.

Just for Students

Two pre-recorded webinars featuring the new student tools are available:

Additional resources for students:

  • Getting Started in Outlook Web Apps
    This article from Microsoft walks you through the basics for your mail, calendar, and contacts in Office 365 using the Outlook Web App.
  • Get Started with SharePoint
    SharePoint provides a single, integrated location where students can efficiently collaborate with team members and share knowledge. This document from Microsoft describes basic tasks and information to get you started.
  • Sharing Office Documents with SkyDrive
    SkyDrive is a cloud-based space where you can store, share, and edit documents. This short video from Microsoft provides a quick overview of features.