If you are a stationery lover or somewhat of a digital collector, you will appreciate OneNote. Gather up scraps of websites, scanned pages or random thoughts and keep them organised so you can find them again. Even search your scanned in, hand-written notes, through OneNote optical character recognition (OCR). Then sync across devices or share. OneNote is like a big filing cabinet; but unlike a filing cabinet, everything is stored in your OneDrive or Microsoft Office 365 account and is accessible to you wherever you are.
Watch this 1 minute video to see how Kate uses OneNote for her research notes.
In ‘More Detail’ below, Lisa shares some tips from her experiences of using OneNote, together with links to further resources. We have a range of activities under ‘Try’, from short video tutorials to watch, and a Notebook for you to access and try out, as well as lots more. And finally, we’d love you to share your thoughts and comments with us under ‘Share’.
Investigate: 1minuteCPD has seven blog posts (each containing a one minute video) in their OneNote category, covering creating multiple pages from a list, tagging your notes, saving direct from outlook, using OneNote on your iPad and more. (7 minutes)
Collaborate: Join the Learning Strategies Class Notebook Lisa has prepared. (30 minutes)
Comment below or email 23DigitalThings@cdu.edu.au to request access to this OneNote and we will send you an access link. You can explore the content already in the Notebook as well as contribute more content yourself and collaborate on contributions. Lisa will be on hand this week to answer your questions.
Create: Make a notebook for yourself! It can be a collection of recipes or the beginnings of a travel diary, anything you please. (60 minutes)
- Look for OneNote as an app on your desktop as part of O365, or as a subscription to the online version via Windows 10.
- CDU staff, access through CDU Portal > Office 365 > OneNote for the online version or download OneNote 2016 from the Software Center.
- Once you have made the notebook, look for the built-in guidebooks. Add a few pages, with text and images.
Watch: If you’re already using OneNote, jump online and find tips and tricks for your level of expertise in this detailed tutorial. (32 minutes)
Note: CDU staff can access a range of further tutorials through LinkedIn Learning. (CDUPortal > LinkedIn Learn > OneNote)
1minuteCPD. (2016, March 31) #154 Introducing OneNote, your online notebook . Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=63&v=TXnHz7oXzmc
Axford, M., & Renfro, C. (2012, May-June). Noteworthy productivity tools for personal knowledge management. Online, 36(3), 33+. Retrieved from http://link.galegroup.com.ezproxy.cdu.edu.au/apps/doc/A288979714/ITOF?u=ntu&sid=ITOF&xid=bde3bbf5
Decamp, J. (2015, Winter). Worth noting: use OneNote software to keep appraisal reports, files and research organized and accessible. Valuation Magazine, 20(1), 28+. Retrieved from http://link.galegroup.com.ezproxy.cdu.edu.au/apps/doc/A410642575/ITOF?u=ntu&sid=ITOF&xid=6f9516fa
Microsoft, (n.d.). OneNote in Education. Retrieved from http://onenoteforteachers.com/en-US/teachers/
Petreska, M. (2018), How I made OneNote Class Notebook the most versatile tool in my classroom [blog]. Retrieved from https://educationblog.microsoft.com/en-us/2018/06/onenote-class-noteb-most-versatile-tool-in-my-classroom/
Teacher’s Tech, (2018). Microsoft OneNote – 2018 Detailed Tutorial. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjfIMCRJUAo&feature=youtu.be
Use OneNote to organise your family history for free. (2014, May 15). ComputerActive. Retrieved from http://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/A369529144/ITOF?u=ntu&sid=ITOF&xid=5714650b
Thing 10 written by Lisa Jeffery, July 2019.