Gmail is one of the main core tools withing the G Suite of tools. This communication tool allows stakeholders to stay connected and organized in our fast paced world.  For support navigating and using your Gmail account be sure to download the  new G Suite Training extension. This extension gives you the ability to receive specific training on any of the core Google tools at your finger tips, it gives you step by step instructions without leaving the page you are on. Click on the G Suite button on this page to access instructions on how to add this extension. ​

GMail Smart Compose, Nudges and Smart Reply

Gmail Labels

In your Gmail account using Labels is one of the easiest ways to organize your inbox/account. Labels allow you to organize your email messages into categories. They are similar to folders however, unlike folders, you can apply more than one label to a single message. You also have the ability to change the color of your labels to make your account easier to navigate.

There are two ways to create Labels:

  1. You can create a label from the menu on the left had side of your Gmail account. Look for the drop down titled 'More labels'. From there you at the bottom you should see 'manage labels' and 'create new label'. From there you can name and create your label. 
  2. Once you have checked off an email you want to create a label for find the file folder to 'move' your email. From that drop down menu you can find the 'create' and 'manage' labels links. 
  • Once you have created a label if you click on the drop down arrow just to the right of the label you can edit/ manage that label. 

Color Labels

Please note - There are two ways that you can use labels in your Gmail account:

  1. If you simply apply the label to the email you will see  that label appear next to your email in your inbox, you can apply multiple labels in this way, but the email still appears in your inbox. 
  2. You can move an email to a label where it is removed from your inbox, but still resides in that label where you can find it in the menu on the left had side of your Gmail account. 

Gmail Filters

Filters are automated functions that you can set for emails when they enter your Gmail account. Using a search based on e-mail characteristics you can preset emails to be archived, labeled, marked as read, forwarded, deleted or marked as important.  
This feature of your Gmail inbox can greatly increase the functionally of your communications allowing you to be more, organized, efficient and focused on what you consider to be your most important communications. 

Gmail Inboxes

Your Gmail account allows you to customize your inbox to best suite your needs, allowing you to be more efficient and organized. To access your Gmail inbox settings go to your settings wheel button in the top right hand corner of the screen and under 'Settings; you will find your 'Inbox' settings. In this area you can set your inbox type as: 
Default - Emails are listed in chronological order. 
Important First - Emails that are designated as ' Important' are listed first *See explanation below
Unread First - Unread emails are listed first.
Starred First - Emails that you have Starred as important are listed first. 
Priority Inbox - your emails are automatically split into three sections: important and unread, starred, and everything else.  
Gmail uses several factors to decide which messages to automatically mark as important, including: 
- Who you email, and how often you email them
- Which emails you open
- Which emails you reply to
- Keywords that are in emails you usually read
- Which emails you star, archive, or delete
Note: To see why an email was marked as important, hover over the importance marker. If an email was marked as important but you don't want it to be, click the importance marker to change it. This also helps Gmail learn which emails you think are important.

Mailing Lists

Mailing lists are created in Hapara for all Wolf Creek classes created in Powerschool. To access your class' mailing list go to your class through your Teacher Dashboard and enter the 'class info' page. Here you will find your class' mailing list just below your class name.

New GMail - What to Know