OneNote is your very own digital notebook.

Whether you have a million ideas, a million things to do, Or a million things to remember, OneNote is the perfect app for capturing pretty much everything

With OneNote you can:

  • Type notes or record audio at your laptop.

  • Sketch or write ideas on your tablet.

  • Add picture from your phone.

  • Find notes instantly.

  • Freely move notes around the page.

  • Organise those pages into sections.

  • Keep your sections in one or more notebooks.

  • Switch devices and pick up right where you left off.

  • Share your notebooks with others so you can all view and contribute at the same time.

Watch the short video below from Microsoft which overviews the basic functionality of OneNote

If you'd prefer a text version of this video, click here

Creating a OneNote Notebook

There are a couple of different methods but here are the best ways to create your new OneNote.

  • Visit the Office 365 website (, and select OneNote. Click on New. Give it a relevant title and then hit create. You can then edit it via OneNote Online or the Desktop software. For more information on OneDrive, click here.(You may find the OneNote online version has fewer features than the desktop version.)

  • Through OneNote 2016 (the Desktop software) already installed on College devices - ensure that you save your new Notebook on your OneDrive and not locally onto your computer so that it can be edited online or used with mobile devices. 

Click Below for Office Support video for OneNote Videos (opens in a new window)

OneNote Video Training
Our Picks: Taking Notes
Share and Sync
OneNote Mobile App
OneNote Course
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Not a fan of videos?

Microsoft Office Support offers extensive quick start articles with clear text instructions and screenshots to go through at your own pace. Take a look by clicking here.

Interactive Tutorials 

OneNote in Education has developed an extensive suite of interactive OneNote walkthroughs focusing on its uses in education. We've made a few picks for you , but if you want to view the full list, visit OneNote in Education by clicking here.

Our Picks: Staying Organised
Our Picks: Interactive Lessons
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