Distribute Class Notebook pages and sections

Distribute Class Notebook pages and sections

Distribute pages to individual students

  1. Open your Class Notebook and navigate to the page you’d like to distribute.

  2. Select the Class Notebook tab, then Distribute Page > Individual Distribution.

  3. Select the students you’d like to distribute the page to using the checkboxes next to their names. Select Next..

  4. Select the section of the student’s notebook where you want the page to show up. For example: Quizzes.

  5. Select Distribute.

Note: Select View distributed pages to view status updates on pages you’ve distributed to students. You can close the distribution window at any time and pages will continue distributing in the background.

Distribute pages to groups of students

Create and save groups of students, allowing you to deliver different content based on learner needs or small group projects.

  1. Open your Class Notebook and navigate to the page you’d like to distribute.

  2. Select the Class Notebook tab, then Distribute Page > Group Distribution.

  3. If you haven’t created any student groups yet, select + New group in the Group Distribution pane.

  4. Enter a name for your group and choose students using the checkboxes next to their names.

  5. Select Save.

  6. Now that your new group is created, select the Go back arrow. Select the checkbox next to your group, then Next.

  7. Select the section of the students’ notebooks where you want the page to show up. For example: Quizzes.

  8. Select Distribute.

Note: Select View distributed pages to view status updates on pages you’ve distributed to students. You can close the distribution window at any time and pages will continue distributing in the background.

To create additional student groups, repeat steps 2-5 above. To edit a group’s name or members, select Distribute Page > Group Distribution. Select the arrow next to your group’s name, then Edit group. Save your changes or select Delete to delete the group.

Distribute a section

  1. SelectDistribute New Section > Distribute New Section in the Class Notebook ribbon.

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

    Distribute New Section button with dropdown of options.

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

Distribute a section group

Section groups are a good way to organize units or topics with a lot of content. Create a new section group and organize into sections at the same time, then distribute to students.

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

    Distribute New Section button with dropdown of options.

  2. Name your new section group and any sections you want within it. Select + Section to add more sections..

    Type names for the section group and sections.]

  3. Select Distribute. The blank section group and any sections in it will be created and pushed out to each student in your Class Notebook.

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

  1. Open your Class Notebook and navigate to the page you’d like to distribute.

  2. Select the Class Notebook tab, then Distribute Page > Cross Notebook Distribution.

    Distribute Page button, then click Cross Notebook Distribution.
  3. Choose the notebooks you want to distribute this page to, then select Next.

    Window for Cross Notebook Distribution selection

Note: Select View distributed pages to view status updates on pages you’ve distributed to students. You can close the distribution window at any time and pages will continue distributing in the background.

View distribute pages button

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.

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.
  5. Select Copy.

You can also Rename/Manage/Add Student Sections from Manage Notebooks.(http://www.onenote.com/classnotebook/notebook-links)

Learn more

View student notebooks in Class Notebook for Mac

Review student work in OneNote for Mac

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