A: As you have probably derived from the content in a couple of my previous posts, I am a strong believer in using contacts to improve overall productivity. Therefore, I want to share as many tips and ideas for contact management as possible, especially when I can offer something that will improve your ability to communicate with your students.
One of the easiest ways to create individual contacts and/or contacts groups is to use some of the inherent features found in Gmail messages.
To Create Individual Contacts in Gmail
To create an individual contact in Gmail, you can simply respond to an email and the recipient of the response will be automatically saved in your contacts (filed under "other"). Another option is to hover over the name of an email sender and then click on the "add to contacts" link that appears in the pop-up profile. A third option is to click on the "add to contacts" link which is found in the email message options (found under "reply").
To Create Contact Groups
To quickly create a contacts group while you are composing a message addressed to multiple people:
- Add the desired email addresses in the "To" field
- Click on "To"
- At the bottom of the pop-up Contacts window, click "Save as Group"
- Name the Group and click "Save"