Wednesday, February 24, 2021

New Lists in Google Tasks


On November 4, 2020, I wrote a blog post about how to utilize Google Tasks to schedule reminders for the tasks you do daily, weekly or monthly. If you're anything like me, this task list can get long. One way to organize your tasks and differentiate between tasks for lesson planning, grading, coaching and or other administrative things is to use the Create a new list function. 

The Create a new list function is a feature that is hiding in plain sight. I use it to categorize my tasks. I have a list for tech coaching, grading and lesson planning. Access this function by clicking on "Your Name's" list in Google Tasks on the right side panel within Gmail.

In the dropdown menu that appears, click Create new list.

 Give it a title and click Done.

Immediately, Google Tasks will switch over to the new list. Just like normal, click Add a task to start your new list.

Editing tasks and adding date/time is the same.

When editing a task, you can move a task from one list to another as needed.

To toggle between lists, click the Name of the list at the top of Tasks. You will then see a list of all the lists you've created. A checkmark will be next to the list that is currently open.

When viewing your list of lists, hover over one and click/drag the dots to rearrange them.

Next to Add a task, click the three dots to access more options in Google Tasks. If you need to rename a list, you will find the option here.

Google Tasks has been a game changer for my workflow during the pandemic. Using the Create a new list function has taken it to a new level. What new lists will you create? If you have any questions and would like a follow up, contact me via Gmail or Chat at 

My book, The Complete EdTech Coach: An Organic Approach to Digital Learning, co-authored with my wife Katherine Goyette is now available on Amazon. Click here to purchase. It is published by Dave Burgess Publishing. Be sure to follow the hashtag #OrganicEdTech and #CVTechTalk for updates.

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