By Anthony Salcito
When Microsoft introduced OneNote more than a decade ago, we knew we were onto something that could transform the work of teaching and learning. Educators immediately understood its potential – and both teachers and students have reaped the benefits ever since. Fast-forward to 2014, and the new OneNote Class Notebook Creator takes OneNote to the next level, letting teachers set up a personal workspace for every student, a content library for handouts, and a collaboration space for lessons and creative activities — all within one powerful notebook. To top it off….when the notebook is created all students and the teacher automatically get an email with the link to the notebook ensuring everyone is seamlessly working together.
But believe it or not, this is just the beginning.
Based on feedback from educators around the globe, I'm pleased to announce that we've enhanced OneNote Class Notebook Creator to make it even more powerful. We've added:
Localization in ten languages in 21 markets, including English, French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Russian, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese and Chinese — with many more on the way.
Full notebook access for co-teachers, student teachers or substitutes when you add them to your notebook.
Easy-to-find links in Office 365 and within the OneNote Class Notebook Creator app.
Faster performance (up to 66 percent less time to create a notebook) and other UI improvements.
Be sure to check out the details here – including a brand-new interactive guide with step-by-step instructions that make creating a class notebook even easier. Also, check out OneNoteForTeachers.com for free interactive trainings on using OneNote for teaching and learning.
With the Office 365 ProPlus benefit now available at eligible institutions worldwide, staff and students alike can access OneNote on all major devices and browsers. This means that exchanging student work and teacher feedback in one place – anywhere and anytime – has never been easier.
The best news? These OneNote Class Notebook Creator enhancements will help more educators spend less time on paperwork. Instead, they'll be focusing on the business of learning, and preparing students for their critical next steps. And that's a win-win for everyone.