What is it?

Microsoft OneNote is a digital notebook and organiser which users can access from a desktop/mobile app or the browser.

What’s it for?

It’s a fantastic tool for note-making, capturing ideas and organising tasks and to-do lists all in one place, on any device.  Students can draw, record audio notes, insert online video and attach files to pages.   This would be an ideal app for students to manage their notes and resources for their modules and an area to record their reflections and learning journey.

Students can also choose to share the Notebooks with others and collaborate with their peers.

OneNote also includes tools for accessibility and support students with different abilities. The Immersive Reader in OneNote Learning Tools is a screen reader experience to increase readability content in OneNote document.  The tool is designed to support students with dyslexia and dysgraphia in the classroom, but can support anyone who wants to make reading on their device easier.

Is there an app for it?

Yes, you can access OneNote using the desktop / mobile app or the browser.

How long does it take to set up?

By default, all TU students and staff have a personal notebook setup!

All you need to do is sign in to OneNote with your University credentials (email and password) and once you are logged in you will see a personal notebook available to you i.e. Your name @ Teesside University.

You can also create additional notebooks as required.

Are other people using it?

Yes, increasing number of students and staff are using OneNote for note-making.

Do you have any more resources available?

Please see the following support sites for guides and on how-to use OneNote:

Create a notebook in OneNote

OneNote Video Training 

Support for Students

Dedicated iPad support for students is available from Nicki Wise who is based on the ground floor of the Library. Nicki’s role is to help and support students to get maximum benefit from their devices and the toolkit.

Nicki is available to students for drop ins between 09:00-16:00, Monday to Friday throughout Semester 1 in the Library. Students can also book a 1 to 1 session with Nicki.

You can follow @TUiPads on Instagram, Twitter or YouTube for tips and life hacks to make studying easier with iPads at Teesside University.

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