OneNote is a digital notebook that allows you to take notes and utilize a variety of features to enrich those notes. Content is entered on pages, which can be organized into sections. In addition to typed text, your page content can include other elements to enrich the notes you take. These elements include creating checklists, drawing, embedding audio/video, handwriting, highlighting, images, math formulae, tags, website links, and more. Additionally, pages act like whiteboards instead of text editors. This means that you can move your content around the page and break free of a standard typed document.
A Class Notebook is a series of OneNote Notebooks that are bundled together to facilitate a collaborative learning environment for both students and instructors. Each Class Notebook contains these section groups:
By default, both teachers and students can view and edit pages and sections in this area. Instructors can restrict students' ability to edit pages in the Collaboration Space. Please see How to Enable and Use OneNote Class Notebook in Canvas for more information.
This area can be edited by teachers and viewed by students. Students are not able to edit pages in this area. While students cannot edit pages in the Content Library, they can copy pages into their own Student Notebooks and then edit those copies. The Content Library is a helpful place for distributing instructor-produced notes, PowerPoint presentations, worksheets, assignment templates, etc.
This area can be viewed and edited only by you or others you've invited into the Class Notebook as a teacher.
Each student has their own notebook space, which is titled with their name. Only teachers and the named student can view or edit content in this area. Teachers will be able to see all students' notebooks listed, but students will only be able to see the notebook with their own name listed.
Here are some of the many OneNote features that can help you take your note-taking to the next level.
Each time a OneNote Class Notebook is created, Microsoft automatically adds pages explaining the Class Notebook's sections, as well as links to in-depth help articles. Also check out our article called How to Enable and Use OneNote Class Notebook in Canvas.