Class Notebook add-in for OneNote instructions

This add-in for a OneNote Class Notebook, opened in OneNote 2013 or 2016, enables teachers to save time and work even more efficiently with their Class Notebooks.

To download the add-in go to http://www.onenote.com/classnotebook.

For Help and Support, visit the Class Notebook add-in Support page or send a mail to classnbk@microsoft.com.

Features include:

  • Distribute new pages, sections, or section groups to students in one or more classes easily and quickly

  • Distribute a single chunk of text, an image, or an ink selection to all students in a class notebook easily

  • Set individualized learning through distribution of new materials to specified students or student groups

  • Copy a Content Library to multiple Class Notebooks easily and quickly

  • Sequentially review student work (assignments, quizzes, etc.) easily in one or more classes

  • Launch Class Notebook app functionality easily

  • Connect OneNote Class Notebooks to your Learning Management System (LMS) or Student Information System (SIS)

  • Integrate assignments and grades from the Class Notebook to your LMS or related system

  • Provide useful Professional Development and Community Resources

Class Notebook 

When the Class Notebook add-in is installed, you'll find the Class Notebook tab in OneNote 2013 or 2016.

Class Notebook tab.

Install Class Notebook for OneNote 2013 or 2016

With Class Notebook Add in you can easily:

Distribute Pages and Content

Review Student's work

Connect OneNote to a Learning Management System

Create Assignments

Post scores for student's assignment

Manage

Each of these buttons launches a browser to access the Class Notebook app in Office 365. You would then manage each of the functions in Class Notebook online.

Manage group of Class Notebook tab.

Resources

Resources group of Class Notebook tab.

Professional Development

This button brings together useful resources and additional information and tips.

Class Notebook Resources.

Send Feedback

The Send Feedback button on the ribbon lets you send feedback directly to the development team. Click it, and your default mail client opens, ready to send us an email.

Deploying the Class Notebook Add-in

IT Administrators can deploy the Class Notebook Add-in broadly across a school or district. Instructions on how to do this can be found on the Download Center at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=51934.

To deploy the Class Notebook Add-in with specific LMS or SIS information pre-configured for teachers, please visit the Group Policy page at https://aka.ms/classnotebookaddingrouppolicy.

Troubleshooting

We've worked hard to bring the best possible experience with this private alpha. Even so, you may hit snags. A few common issues and their workarounds are noted below.

Solutions to problems you might encounter

Release Notes

Version 0.3.14.0 (Original Release)

» View blog post about this version

Features:

  • Page distribution

  • Content distribution

  • Individual and Group distribution

  • New Section distribution

  • Content Library distribution

  • Review Student Work

  • Sort students by last name

  • Quick launcher for the Class Notebook app (Create Class Notebooks, Add/Remove students, Add/Remove teachers, Get Notebook list)

  • Professional Development links to OneNote Education training

Version 0.3.18.0 (March 2016)

» View blog post about this version

Features:

  • Support for Staff Notebooks

  • Support for printouts in page distribution

Version 0.4.0.0 (April 2016)

» View blog post about this version

Features:

  • LMS and SIS assignment and grading integration (https://www.onenote.com/edupartners)

  • The ability to undo (or “recall”) a distributed page that inadvertently went to your students

  • The ability to distribute new Section Groups to your students for scenarios like new units in class

  • The ability to distribute new sections into your students’ new Section Groups for a new project or lesson within that new unit

  • Ability for IT administrators to deploy an MSI installation of the add-in across a school or district, rather than having individual teachers need to install the add-in

  • Faster performance when distributing new sections

  • More icons (small section, notebook, and people icons)

  • Miscellaneous bug fixes, stability, and setup improvements

Version 0.4.5.0 (May 2016)

Features:

  • School Bytes assignment and grading integration

  • WinjiGo assignment and grading integration

  • Support for decimal grades across all LMSes

  • Support self-hosted LMSes

  • Support student mapping to handle cases where students have different names in Office 365 and their LMS

  • Support for IT admin right-click installation

  • [Bug] Notebook ID was not permanent, causing existing notebook mappings to disappear randomly. This has been fixed, but it will cause a one-time reset of all existing notebook mappings.

  • [Bug] The Map Class Notebook dialog box was not displaying correctly at 125% window scaling. This has been fixed.

Version 0.5.0.0 (June 2016)

  • Aeries assignment/grading integration

  • Firefly Learning assignment/grading integration

  • PowerSchool assignment/grading integration

  • Rediker assignment/grading integration

  • Skyward assignment/grading integration

  • SunGard assignment/grading integration

  • WinjiGo assignment/grading integration

Version 0.5.1.0 (July 2016)

  • Google Classroom assignment/grading integration

Version 1.0.0.0 (August 2016)

Version 1.2.0.0 (September 2016)

  • SEQTA assignment/grading integration

  • Automatic mapping of class notebooks

  • Automatic mapping of students by last name, first name

  • Refresh tokens so teachers only have to sign in to LMS/SIS once

  • Display a warning when distributing pages that contain attachments

  • [Bug] Apostrophes in section names were not being preserved correctly during page distribution

Version 1.3.0.0 (September 2016)

  • Fixes an issue with grading in MS Classroom courses with a large number of assignments

Version 1.3.1.0 (October 2016)

  • Fixed an issue affecting Schoology logins

Version 1.3.2.0 (October 2016)

  • Fixed an issue preventing student mappings from getting saved

Version 1.4.0.0 (November 2016)

  • Added support for SEQTA LMS

  • Fixed some bugs that happened with certain content types for Page Distribution

Version 1.4.5.0 (December 2016)

  • Highlight unread pages in Review Student Work

  • Page distribution performance improvements

  • Automatic mapping of Microsoft Classroom class notebook
     

Version 1.5.0 (February 2017)

  • Stickers support, including customizable stickers

  • Grade scale Support for Canvas and Skooler - e.g. letter grades, custom points, percentage,

  • Fixes for different LMSes - Firefly and Rediker etc.

  • Bug fixes

Version 1.5.5 (March 2017)

  • Firefly: Assignment description field mapping to tasks in firefly LMS is now available

  • Updated menu item labels under Help and Feedback button

  • Review student work: improved usability for Mapping Student notebooks and grading

  • Bug fixes

Version 1.5.6 (March 2017)

  • Stability improvements

Version 1.5.7 (April 2017)

Fixes to improve Schoology assignment and grade integration

Stability improvements

Version 1.5.8 (May 2017)

Fixes to improve Skooler assignment and grade integration

Stability improvements

Verision 1.5.9 (May 2017)

Bug fixes and stability improvements

Skyward integration improvements  

Version 1.6.0 (May 2017)

New assignment and grade integration for Blackbaud onCampus

New assignment and grade integration for eSchoolData

Updated assignment and grade integration to match recent Google Classroom changes

Stability improvements

Version 1.6.1 (June 2017)

Skooler assignment and grade fix

Timeout improvement fix for Blackbaud assignment and grade integration


Version 1.7.0 (July 2017)

  • Two new sticker packs ("Silly Supplies" and "Cacti Friends")

  • Assignment and grade support for Edsby

  • Schoology assignment and grade integration improvements

  • Skooler assignment and grade integration improvements

  • Bug fixes

Version 1.8.0 (August 2017)

  • Assignment and grade integration with Infinite Campus

  • Assignment and grade integration with LiveGrades

  • Assignment and grade integration with EduPoint Synergy

Version 1.8.2.0 (August 2017)

  • Assignment and grade integration improvements for Canvas

  • Assignment and grade integration improvements for Edmodo

  • Assignment and grade integration improvements for Skooler

  • Assignment and grade integration improvements for SunGard

  • Assignment and grade integration improvements for Rediker

  • Assignment and grade integration improvements for WinjoGo
     

Version 1.8.3.0 (September)

  • Assignment and grade integration improvements for Skooler

  • Student mapping fix to allow for larger classes

  • Miscellaneous bug fixes

Most recent release

Version 1.8.4.0 (October)

  • Microsoft Education Resources integration into the “Insert” menu of OneNote Desktop

  • Assignment and grade integration improvements for Skyward

  • Improvements for Skooler assignment and grade integration

  • Miscellaneous bug fixes

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