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OneNote Class Notebook is an External Learning Tool that allows for collaboration and sharing of materials and assignments through OneNote. Using OneNote Class Notebook, instructors can provide readings and handouts, assign activities, access student work, and facilitate asynchronous collaboration between students (see
Collaborate through a Class Notebook). OneNote Class Notebook can be accessed online or through Microsoft Office. For instructions on how to download Microsoft Office, see the information on
Office 365 Education Plus for DePaul.
To provide students with an access point for OneNote Class Notebook, add a link to the class in D2L.
The process for setting up OneNote Class Notebook involves creating sections, populating content, and adding students.
Note: If students should be populated in the Class Notebook prior to accessing it (for example, if using pre-formed groups), students should be added manually. See
Adding Students to a OneNote Class Notebook for instructions.
If students should be added to the Class Notebook before they access it (e.g. for group work), they will need to be added manually.
Materials like readings, graphs, handouts, and homework assignments can be created and distributed within OneNote Class Notebook. Instructors can create new pages within the notebook or insert previously-created materials.
Note: To create groups, after selecting
Group Distribution, select
+ New Group in the window that opens. Then, choose the students for the group using the checkboxes and select
In OneNote Class Notebook, instructors can set up collaborative activities, where students can add to documents with the whole class or within small groups.
Instructors can lock a page to prevent students from further editing or annotating a collaborative area.
When students put their work in their individual Class Notebooks, that work is accessible to instructors. Instructors can annotate submissions as well as add audio feedback and images.
Review the pages from OneNote on
Getting Started and
Getting the Most out of OneNote Class Notebook.