Distribute Class Notebook pages and sections

Choose how you want to distribute Class Notebooks:

To quickly distribute pages or content right into student sections of your Class Notebook, right-click on any page, image, or highlighted text and select Distribute Content.

Distribute a page to all students in your class

  1. Open the Class Notebook you'd like to distribute from in OneNote.

  2. Select the page(s) you want to distribute in your notebook’s Content Library or Collaboration Space. To select multiple pages at once, hold down the Shift key as you select them.

  3. Select the Class Notebook tab, then select Distribute Page.

    Icons in the Class Notebook tab including Distribute Page, Distribute New Section, and Distribute Content Library.
  4. Choose the notebook section you’d like the page(s) copied to. For example: Handouts. All students will get a copy of the page in their notebook’s Handouts section.

    Distribute Pages Dropdown with Assignments, Class Notes, Handouts, Quizzes, Individual and Group Distribution, Cross Notebook Distribution, and Undo Page Distribution.

    Tip: To undo your most recent page distribution, select Distribute Page, then Undo Page Distribution. This will delete the page from all student notebooks unless they have begun editing it.

Create a new section or section group for all students in your class

  1. Select Distribute New Section in the Class Notebook ribbon, then either Distribute New Section or Distribute New Section Group.

  2. Name your new section or section group. For example: Labs. You can select a specific section group for your new section by expanding More options.

  3. Select Create.

Share the entire Content Library of one notebook to another. For example: It’s the beginning of the quarter, and you want to populate your new Algebra 1 notebook with the same material from last quarter’s class.

  1. Open OneNote desktop, then select the Class Notebook tab.

  2. Select the Content Library you’d like to distribute.

  3. Select Distribute Content Library. (For Mac: Copy to Content Library.) Use the checkboxes to select the sections of your Content Library you’d like to distribute.

    Icons in the Class Notebook tab including Distribute Page, Distribute New Section, and Distribute Content Library.
  4. Select the notebook(s) you are sharing to, then select Copy. It may take a moment for distribution to finish.

    Distribute Content Library pane with a list of Content Library sections and a list of Class Notebooks as destinations. Buttons to select Copy or Cancel.

Share pages to all students in multiple classes at the same time. For example, if you teach two Algebra classes, you can distribute a handout to both classes at once.

  1. Open the Class Notebook that has the pages or sections you want to distribute.

  2. Select the page(s) you want to distribute. To select multiple pages at once, hold down the Shift key as you select them.

  3. Select Distribute Page in the Class Notebook ribbon, then Cross Notebook Distribution.

    Icons in the Class Notebook tab including Distribute Page, Distribute New Section, and Distribute Content Library.
    Distribute Pages Dropdown with Assignments, Class Notes, Handouts, Quizzes, Individual and Group Distribution, Cross Notebook Distribution, and Undo Page Distribution.

  4. Use the checkboxes to select the notebooks and notebook sections you’d like to distribute the page(s) to. For example: Handouts.

    Cross Notebook Distribution pane in Class Notebook with a list of Class Notebooks with checkboxes and a list of student notebook destination sections. Buttons to Copy or Cancel.
  5. Select Copy.

Distribute pages and sections to all students in a Class Notebook

Distribute a page to all students in your class

  1. Open the Class Notebook you'd like to distribute from in OneNote.

  2. Select the page(s) you want to distribute in your notebook’s Content Library or Collaboration Space.

  3. Select the Class Notebook tab, then select Distribute Page.

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  4. Choose the notebook section you’d like the page(s) copied to. For example: Handouts. All students will get a copy of the page in their notebook’s Handouts section.

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Create a new section for all students in your class

  1. Select Distribute New Section in the Class Notebook ribbon.

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  2. Name your new section. For example: Labs.

  3. Select Create. A new blank section will be created and pushed out to each student in your Class Notebook.

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Distribute pages or sections to all students in OneNote for Mac

Distribute a page to all student notebooks

  1. Open your Class Notebook for OneNote desktop and navigate to the page you want to distribute.

  2. Select the Class Notebook tab in the ribbon, then Distribute Page.

  3. Select a destination in your students’ notebooks. For example: Handouts.

  4. Then select Distribute.

Distribute a new section to all student notebooks

Use this tool to create a new section to organize content in your Class Notebook. For example: Labs.

  1. Select Distribute New Section in the Class Notebook tab.

  2. Name your new section and select Distribute. Now, use the Distribute Page tool to add pages to the new section you’ve just created in each student’s private notebook.

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