Canvas - External Tools - About OneNote Class Notebook

This article provides an overview of the OneNote Class Notebook External Tool, a Microsoft 365 service available to UWM faculty, staff, and students. Designed for online coursework, Class Notebook offers private note spaces for students, a class resources section for instructors, and group collaboration spaces. Students automatically access notebooks through Canvas. The article details support options, training resources, accessibility considerations, alternatives to Class Notebook (including Canvas wiki-style pages, annotation tools, H5P interactive exercises, and other Microsoft 365 integrations), and encourages reaching out to CETL Support Commons for further tool inquiries.

What is OneNote Class Notebook?

OneNote Class Notebook is an Office 365 service which is available to all UWM faculty, staff and students who have access to a UW System Office 365 account. Class Notebook is a kind of OneNote notebook with features geared specifically to coursework online. Class Notebooks can contain private note spaces for students, a class resources section which instructors can add course resources to, and group collaboration spaces. Students automatically have access to notebooks when accessed from Canvas.

For more information about OneNote and Class Notebook, see:

Who can use OneNote Class Notebook?

Class Notebook is available at no cost to UWM faculty, staff, and students. To use Class Notebook in Canvas, instructors must request for the tool to be added to their course using UWM Canvas Tools.

Where can students and instructors go for support with Class Notebook?

What should I do if I have an accessibility concern?

Class Notebooks are user managed content, much like a personal web page or Word document. Instructors and students can follow instructions from Microsoft to make Class Notebook pages accessible for all people. 

OneNote supports multiple accessible technologies, and OneNote also works with Immersive Reader.

If you discover an accessibility concern with OneNote, report your concern to the UWM Help Desk. As a student, you should also contact UWM's Accessibility Resource Center and your instructor to ensure they are aware of your concern.

What are the alternatives to OneNote Class Notebook?

Class Notebook can perform many distinct functions, but it may not necessarily be the best option based on instructional needs.

For questions about any of these tools, contact the CETL Support Commons.

KeywordsOneNote Class Notebook, Office 365, UWM, Canvas, online coursework, collaboration spaces, support, accessibility, alternatives, CETL Support Commons   Doc ID120366
OwnerDavid D.GroupCETL
Created2022-08-08 14:46:22Updated2023-10-25 10:04:26
SitesUW-Milwaukee Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
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