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New Tips: Create Outlook Contact Groups from an Excel spreadsheet

Each year, many kindergarten staff need to transfer the contact details of enrolled families from an Excel spreadsheet into Outlook.  Within Outlook, staff often also want the family emails grouped into Contact Groups for each session or cohort of enrolments. These two tips provide two methods of setting up the Contact Groups in Outlook: Tip

Tip – Update your email name in Outlook

Make sure you are making a professional impression by setting up you email username correctly. This tip will explain how. As well as assisting with recognisability, this process also helps to ensure your mail isn’t mistaken for spam. Browse to it on our Tips page or from this direct link: Tip – Update your email name

Tip – Website content creation and gathering

This tip covers how to compose your content for web and how to gather the media resources for your new WordPress website. You can view the tip here: Tip – Website content creation and gathering This guide is a sequel to https://kindergarten.vic.gov.au/tips/planning-your-website/

Tip – WordPress create logos and icons

If you are using a WordPress theme, widget or block pattern with place-holder logos you might need make custom or unique icons to replace them. This technique will work for making larger logos too. Browse to it on our Tips page or from this direct link: Tip - WordPress create logos and icons.

Tip – Reordering columns and combining columns in Excel

Staff often need to maintain a spreadsheet of families and enrolments. Common tasks like adjusting or reorganizing such lists can be repetitive. Here are the first of some time-saving methods suggested from our Excel course. Browse to it on our Tips page or from this direct link: Tip – Reordering columns and combining columns in

New WordPress Tip: Build a basic WordPress contact form

Put your WordPress website to work collecting feedback, a wait list for enrolments or survey your families.  This tip will show you how to create simple contact forms for your WordPress site. Browse to it on our Tips page or from this direct link: Build a basic WordPress contact form.

New WordPress Tips: Manual backup & restore of your website

If you are making changes to your WordPress site you will often hear the advice to take a manual backup. But how do you do one? Learn how to perform this backup: Tip – Making a WordPress file & database backup Learn how to restore from this backup: Tip – Restoring from a WordPress file & database

Training webinars for the final term 2022

Now available for enrolment We are offering webinars of our courses on basic troubleshooting, website development, poster design and Excel. We are also offering some additional Online TLDS sessions for those who missed last term’s webinars. The courses offered: Online TLDS Training – 901 Practical IT Skills – 602 WordPress Website Development – 101 Making

Cyber Security Awareness Month 2022

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month 2022. Each week this month the Australian Cyber Security Centre has resources, posters, quizzes and tools around the themes “Have you been hacked?”, “Is your email secure?”, “How do you act now to stay secure?” and “It’s time to take action!”. Highlights from week

Privacy and information sharing requirements for the Online TLDS

Early childhood educators working on Transition Learning and Development Statements are required to adhere to their service’s privacy policies in the handling of personal information. This tip highlights where you can find support and resources. Click here to view the tip.

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