With Office 365 or Microsoft Outlook, you can create e-mail templates for student correspondence. This can be a helpful time-saver for those e-mails you repeatedly send to students: welcomes, course completion notifications, check-ins, frequently asked questions, etc. Even if you’ve already created sample messages and have them in a document, the time saved from accessing them via e-mail compared to finding the document and copy/pasting will add up.
Downloadable instructions for creating templates are in the link below. Thanks to Ashley Kuehl for writing these instructions!