OneNote in the Classroom

Microsoft OneNote is a computer program for free-form information gathering and multi-user collaboration. It gathers users' notes (handwritten or typed), drawings, screen clippings and audio commentaries. Notes can be shared with other OneNote users over the Internet or a network. OneNote is available as a part of Microsoft Office and is also available as a free standalone application for Windows, OS X, Windows RT, Windows Phone, iOS and Android. A web-based version of OneNote is provided as part of OneDrive or Office Online and enables users to edit notes via a web browser.

OneNote Class Notebook is a classroom extension of OneNote.  Built on Office 365 and SharePoint Online, the OneNote Class Notebook Creator saves teachers time and boosts classroom efficiency by:

  • making it easier to collect homework, quizzes, exams and handout.
  • enabling all student work and teacher feedback to be exchanged automatically in one place virtually anytime, anywhere.
  • combining real-time, individualized coaching of a shared notebook with the collaborative creativity of OneNote and digital handwriting.

The app creates a OneNote class notebook is organized into three areas.
  • Student Notebooks:Private notebooks that are shared between the teacher and each individual student. Teachers can access these notebooks at any time, but students cannot see each other's notebooks.
  • Content library: A place where teachers can handout course materials to students.
  • Collaboration space: A space for anyone in the class to share, organize and collaborate.

Below are links to videos and websites that explain how to best use OneNote in the classroom.