OneNote Class Notebook Overview

What is a Class Notebook?

A Class Notebook is a way of creating notebooks in OneNote so that
– Teachers can share resources with students
– Teachers and students can collaborate
– Students can complete work that is viewable by their teacher
– Multiple teachers can be assigned to a notebook

The basic rights set to the notebook cannot be changed in the current version which does mean that students can “get up to mischief”. It also means that once students complete work it cannot be “locked” preventing changes after a due date etc.

In a recent update workflows are possible to
– Distribute a page to students
– Have the students do something on the page
– Quickly look at each students work.

I have created a summary of the parts of OneNote Class Notebook that you will need to get your head around – if you are not familiar with OneNote you may find it an initially very confusing app.

Class Notebook Chooser

Class Notebook Chooser
This is how you can switch notebooks. I highly recommend you create a notebook for every class – it will make your life easier in the long run.

Collaboration Space

Collaboration Space
Any member of the class can add, remove and edit content, sections and pages. Perfect for group work.

Content Library

Content Library
Teachers can add, remove and edit content, sections and pages. Students can see everything and also copy sections and Pages.

Sections

Sections
Sections can be used inside the group sections. They can help separate themes, topics, weeks etc. Sections can store multiple pages.

Student Section

Any teacher and individual students of the class can add, remove and edit content, sections and pages.

Pages

Pages
Pages can be added to each Section. Pages could be used to separate groups or work under a theme.

Versions

As you can see these images were all taken from my Mac. The Windows version does look different but has the same feel.

One thing Microsoft has to work on is functional compatibility across all platforms – yes I can open my notebooks on multiple device and operating systems but what I can do to those notebooks still varies.

OneNote Online
OneNote Online

OneNote iPad
OneNote for iPad

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