OneNote for use with Class Notebooks is part of Office 2016 with Office 365 for education and business. OneNote is available in two formats for Windows. They include the Desktop version and the mobile version. We’ll be looking at both versions. Let’s begin with the Desktop version.
OneNote Desktop Version
Click on Windows Start, and find the OneNote application. The Desktop version is titled OneNote 2016.
A prompt might open requesting you to log in with an educator account to activate Office and OneNote for education. Provide this information and click the next button.
Click on the Notebooks menu option and select the option to Open Other Notebooks.
An Open Notebook page will open with the option to open a notebook from OneDrive. Scroll down the page to the “Open from other locations” section. Click on the account that pertains to your business or school district.
Click on the Class Notebooks folder icon.
Click on one of the classroom notebooks.
The class notebook will open to the default welcome page.
The collaboration and content library notebooks are available at the top of the page, next to the Welcome tab.
The student notebook is located next to the Content Library section. Click on the student notebook, which is usually identified by the student’s name.
The notebook will open and the first section will display with a blank page for the section. The cursor will be position on the page title field.
Provide a descriptive name for the page and click once below the page title field to begin typing notes.
OneNote Mobile Version
The mobile version of OneNote is designed to take advantage of the touch interface, stylus, and camera on mobile devices.
Click on the Windows Start button and click on the “All Apps” option.
Scroll down to the applications that are listed under the letter “O”. Both the Desktop version and the tablet version should appear in the list. The tablet version is simply titled OneNote. Click on this version to get it started. Enter your district account information if OneNote prompts for the information.
The tools in OneNote for tablets are setup to take advantage of mobile devices. The icons are a little larger and easier to activate with a stylus or finger. Click on the additional menu option on the left to open a class notebook.
Click on the “More Notebooks” option.
A box will display a list of notebooks that are part of our Class Notebook set. Click on a notebook.
Desktop and mobile versions of OneNote sync the contents of notebooks to the device from the Cloud. This could take a few seconds if you don’t have a robust wireless connection.
The notebook sections and pages are listed on the left.
Click on the menu button in the top left to access other notebooks and the student notebook.
Click on the student notebook.
The student notebook will open and the first section will display a page. This is a new notebook so the section and page are empty. The cursor is automatically paced on the page name field.
Provide a descriptive name for the page and click once below the page title to begin typing notes.