The latest news on the OneNote Class Notebook Creator

There have been blog posts on the OneNote Class Notebook Creator in the past, but going in to the 2015 school year we'd like to take the chance to update you on the app!


Aucklander Darrel Webster has put together a presentation using Office Mix titled "Introduction to the OneNote Class Notebook Creator". Check out this great presentation here! As well as being a terrific example of an Office Mix presentation, it provides great information on how to get started with the OneNote Class Notebook Creator.


For those who don't know, the OneNote Class Notebook Creator helps teachers set up a shared notebook for their class. All student work, hand-outs, lessons and creative activities are stored in one place which can be accessed anytime, anywhere by the students and educators who have been included in the notebook. And it is so easy to set up, taking only a few minutes!

In December, the OneNote team added a number of new additions to the OneNote app based on feedback specifically from teachers:

  • The ability to add more teachers to the class notebook, such as co-teachers, student teachers and substitutes

  • New language support with the localisation of the OneNote Class Notebook Creator in 10 languages across 21 markets

  • Improved discoverability in Office 365—Class notebook links are now automatically added to "Shared with me" in OneDrive for Business, and a new Class Notebooks entry is added to the SharePoint Team Sites Quick Launch navigation pane

  • Get an email when the class notebook is created—After a teacher creates the OneNote class notebook in either a SharePoint Team Site or OneDrive for Business, all students and the teacher automatically get an email with the link to the notebook location

  • Keep track of your notebook links—Easily find your existing OneNote class notebook links from within the app by clicking the Get notebook links button.

  • Up to 60% reduction in notebook creation time

  • Further user interface improvements and bug fixes


We would love to hear your experiences with the OneNote Class Notebook Creator! Tweet us at @MSNZEducation and let us know how you are planning on using OneNote in 2015.