Assigning tasks for yourself or others

Assigning tasks for yourself or others

Learning Center Home > Learning Path: Email and calendar on the go

Number 1

Viewing your email and calendar

Number 2

Personalizing your email and calendar

Number 3

Finding or adding a contact

Number 4

Scheduling a meeting

Number 5

Assigning tasks for yourself or others   

You can use tasks to set up a to-do list for yourself that's available on all your devices. And, if Outlook is installed on your computer, you can assign tasks to other people.

Set up a task for yourself

  1. Sign in to Office 365 at https://portal.office.com with your work or school account. For example, ellen@contoso.onmicrosoft.com, ellen@contoso.edu, or ellen@contoso.com. If you're not sure what your work or school account is, check the welcome email message that asked you to sign in the first time.

  2. At the top of the page, select Outlook. Or, select the app launcher Office 365 app launcher icon , and then select Outlook.

    Office 365 navigation options
  3. In the lower-left corner of the window, select TASKS.

  4. In the top left corner of the window, select + New task.

  5. Fill out details such as a subject, due date, and other information about your task.

  6. Choose SAVE when you're done.

    Click + new task to set up a task for yourself

Assign a task to someone else

If you have Outlook installed on your computer, you can use it to assign tasks to others.

  1. Open Outlook, and on the navigation bar at the bottom of the window, click Tasks .

    Outlook tasks

  2. Click New Task on the ribbon on top of the window.

    Outlook New Task

  3. Fill out details such as a subject, due date, and other information about your task.

  4. On the ribbon, choose the Task tab, and then choose Assign Task.

  5. Choose To, and then select the person to whom you want to assign the task.

  6. Select Send.

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