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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.
Note: If this option is selected, students will be added to the Class Notebook after they first access it. If students should be populated in the Class Notebook prior to accessing it (for example, if using pre-formed groups), students can be added manually. See Adding Students to a OneNote Class Notebook below.
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, handouts, homework assignments, quizzes, and more can be created and distributed within OneNote Class Notebook. Instructors can both insert materials that were previously created and create new pages within the notebook.
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.
Note: If using small groups, subpages can be created to distribute separately to those groups. Go through the steps of creating a collaboration page, then right click on the mouse pad and select
Make Subpage. Then, distribute the page to the intended group using the instructions below.
To prevent students from further editing or annotating a collaborative page, that page can be locked by an instructor.
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.