What is OneNote?
OneNote is a personal or shared (see Class Notebook below) digital notebook program that is available on Mac, iPad, and Windows to all D-E student and employees for no additional charge. There is also a version that requires only a web browser, but the installed clients tend to work better.
While you can type on any OneNote platform, writing (called inking in OneNote) works particularly well with on an iPad when using an active stylus such as the Logitech Crayon or Apple Pencil. It also works on Windows Tablet PCs and may work on a Mac if using something like a Wacom digitizer tablet.
OneNote Class Notebook
Class Notebook is a feature of OneNote designed to help teachers send and receive digital work to and from students. Features include
Student Notebooks — private notebooks that are shared between each teacher and their individual students. Teachers can access these notebooks at any time, but students cannot see other students’ notebooks.
Content Library — a notebook for teachers to share course materials with students. Teachers can add and edit its materials, but for students, the notebook is read-only.
Collaboration Space — a notebook for all students and the teacher in the class to share, organize, and collaborate.
Below are some resources to help you learn more. More detail will be added here as teachers and students use Class Notebook more and questions come up.
Tutorials for teachers
Video introduction of OneNote Class Notebook by Jerry Kemper (16:23 duration) with examples on how he uses it when teaching science
How to create a class (0:00- 5:42)
Walkthrough of using it with a class (5:45-16:23)
Example of using OneNote for online learning using an iPad (14:56- 16:23)
OneNote Class Notebook online course for teachers (from Microsoft) - Includes many of the same topics as the video introduction above. Official estimated time to complete the course is one hour,. However, most of the information a D-E teacher needs is in the first three modules (out of seven). Note that the Ink Math Assistant feature in module 5 is only available in OneNote for Windows 10 not Mac nor iPad. (However, MS announced that it will be released for iPad in the future.)
Teachers can get started with Class Notebook at onenote.com/edu/classnotebook
If you have questions about OneNote, please email email@example.com or teachers can post in the document embedded below.
The following document (embeded below) is for teachers: