Tech Tip Tuesday: Schedule an Email to Send Later

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Ever want to write emails and have them send at a later date or time? Boomerang is a great Chrome extension that lets you do just that. However, you are limited to the amount of times you can use it, unless you want to pay for the premium. Recently, however, Google has decided to update Gmail ever so slightly, as to build-in its own “schedule send” option.

To do this, simply compose a Gmail message you normally would. At the bottom of the message window is a dropdown arrow next to “send”. See image below:

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Click that –> then “Schedule send”. A box will pop up where you can choose a date/time. To customize, click “Pick Date & Time” –> set when you want it to send (there is a minimum of 5 minutes out), then schedule it. When that time arrives, the email will be automatically sent out to your recipients.

Hope this helps!

Tech Tip Tuesday: Restore Your Accidentally Closed Browser

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Have you ever accidentally closed a tab or worse yet… your entire Chrome browser, only to realize that you need all of the resources you had open? I’ve been there, and this is a tough pill to swallow. But what if it wasn’t? What if there was an easy way to restore ALL of your closed tabs in one click?

Very simply… on Chrome, click on the “more options” button (usually denoted by 3 circles stacked like a snowman). From here click “history”. Underneath should be a listing of all recent tabs/websites you have visited prefaced by an option that says ” restore x tabs”. This will allow you to bring ALL of your closed tabs back in one simple click. If you just want to bring back your most recent closed tab you can also open a blank tab –> right-click on it –> then select “reopen closed tab”. This will automatically open the last one that was closed.

Hope this helps!

Tech Tip Tuesday: Don’t Forget to Mark Complete in MLP

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This is a repost

I’ve been asked for a reminder about what to do once a form has been pre-approved in MyLearningPlan. Regardless of what form you submitted (Field Trip, Professional Leave, PLC, Quarterly Assessment, SGO, etc) once your prior approvals are complete, the form will make its way back to you, before it can be final approved and award credit. The reason for this is so you can upload and attach any necessary documentation, certificates, etc. Here is what you will need to do:

  1. Click on the LearningPlan tab at the top right of the screen in MLP.
  2. Locate the form you submitted.
  3. Click on the blue MANAGE button directly to the left of the form.
  4. In the window that opens, click on MARK COMPLETE
  5. The form will open. Note: This is when you will attach any documents you need to. If this is for SGO/Quarterly then you can skip attaching anything.
  6. Scroll to the bottom and click SUBMIT.

That’s it! The form will make its way over to Maddy and I for approval and you will be awarded credit (if applicable) shortly after.

Quick Tip: To attach files to a form, first you need to click on your FILE LIBRARY. From there click UPLOAD, and find and open the file from your hard drive. It will save it in here. When you go to mark a form complete, there is a “files” section that will list all files in your file library. Check off the box next to the forms you want to attach and then proceed to submit.

Hope this helps!