Kick off the new school year with lessons from our Back to School 2021 collection to help students express themselves, build relationships, and stay organized.

2. Lesson: Open Your Email Program or App

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In this video, you will open your email program or app.

Then, you will explore some of its features.

You can access email from most electronic devices, like a computer, phone, or tablet.

If you’re on a mobile device like a phone or tablet, you will use an app to access your email.

An app is a computer program or application that’s designed to run on a mobile device.

You can use Gmail and most other email programs on your mobile device with an app.

If you’re using a computer, you might have a separate program installed for email.

Or, you can use web-based email, such as Gmail, where you access email through your web browser.

This lesson will demonstrate how to use Gmail on a computer.

To begin, open your email on your computer or mobile device.

Usually, this will take you to your inbox.

An inbox is the main folder where all the emails you receive are held.

Not all of your messages will stay in your inbox.

Click around to see additional folders that hold messages you mark as trash...

...and drafts you’re working on but have not sent yet.

You’ll also see categories that you can sort your inbox into...

...a search bar for looking for particular messages...

...and an icon to change settings like inbox type and reading pane.

You’ll explore some of these features more in detail in a later video.

Instructions

  1. Open your email program or app.
  2. Explore some of its features.