This post was originally blogged on the Microsoft Office website. You can access it here.
The OneNote Setup Tool for Teachers is an App for SharePoint Online that helps you set up OneNote in your class. This tool will create a class notebook, which includes three types of sub-notebooks:
Learn how OneNote notebooks can transform learning in your class.
What you’ll need:
Note: The administrator can find instructions here: Learn how an IT Administrator can install OneNote Setup Tool for Teachers for your school.
To get started, follow the steps below to create a class notebook with the OneNote Setup Tool for Teachers app.
Tip If the OneNote Setup Tool for Teachers app isn't visible on the first page, scroll through the Site Contents at the bottom of the page, or search for OneNote Setup Tool in the Site Contents search box.
Note OneNote Setup Tool for Teachers must already be installed, and you (the teacher) must have Full Control permissions to that SharePoint site.
Create a class notebook:
Tip We recommend that you create a separate notebook for each class. For example, if you teach multiple Spanish 2 classes, create a notebook for each class. Give each notebook a unique name that is easy for you and your students to identify. You might name the notebooks “Spanish 2 P1” for your 1st period class, “Spanish 2 P2” for your 2nd period class and so on.
Note Each notebook you create must have a unique name, and it cannot contain these characters # / * ? " | < > : . % ' \.
You can add your students individually or in bulk.
Note Your students must have an Office 365 organization account to continue with this step. If you are not sure whether or not they do, ask your administrator.
Tip As you type, the tool will look up possible matches. For example, you can type “Carl” and it will find any students matching that name.
Tip After you paste the students' names into the textbox, the app will look up each name. If matches are not found, you can retype the name or remove the name from the textbox.
Tip We recommend that you create section names that correspond to activities, not units. For example, use activities such as Handouts, Class Notes, and Quizzes. The reason for this is that students work in one unit at a time; it will take longer to find items of interest in a unit section.
Note You can also add, remove, and delete sections directly in your students’ notebooks after the class notebook is created.
Tip: The same link is used by everyone in one class to access the class notebook. If you make notebooks for several classes, each link will be different.
Tip: You may wish to add content by placing it in the Content Library before inviting your students to open the class notebook. Keep a copy of the link in your records while you prepare the notebook, then share the link with the students when ready.
Please send any questions for feedback about OneNote Setup Tool for Teachers to OneNoteEDU@microsoft.com – we'd love to hear from you.