Office Tips & Tricks: OneNote’s Class Notebook

Office Tips & Tricks: OneNote’s Class Notebook

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Recently I’ve been chatting with academic colleagues about using OneNote’s Class Notebook available from the Office 365 homepage, for tutorial or personal tutor scenarios.


What is Class Notebook?

Class Notebook is an electronic notebook similar to the more familiar OneNote, but with a twist. It was originally designed with school classroom use in mind, but is equally useful in an FE or HE context.


The Class Notebook is split into three pre-determined sections:

student notebook

Student Notebooks: A private area where each student attached to the notebook has a section only they (and the teacher) can see and edit. The teacher can see and edit all the pages but students can’t see each other’s section of the notebook. Perfect for confidential personal tutor or tutorial notes shared between teacher and student.



Content Library: A shared area where the teacher can upload document but students just have read-only permission. Useful for sharing information.



Collaboration Space: Another shared area where everyone attached to the notebook can add information and collaborate. Great for small group work.


Have a look at this handy video from Microsoft  (10 min 18sec) which will help you get started setting up and using a Class Notebook.


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Further support: NTU staff and students can visit the Office Central learning room for more help on using Microsoft Office 2013 and Office 365/OneDrive by clicking here.  You will need to log in to NOW to view the learning room.  (Please note: Office Central is an internal resource only accessible by NTU staff and students).

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