Not only is it easy to add content to your notebook, it is also easy to create your own content. You can add audio, tags, forms, and more.
- [Instructor] We begin adding some of our own content to our OneNote class notebook. We've added text, we've added a table, images. Now let's take a look at some other ways that we can add content. Including audio, forms, check boxes and more. Now I'm going to go down here below this picture that I have. Click here in the page to make sure my cursor's where I want it to be and I want to go and add some audio. So up here at the top I want to make sure I'm on the insert tab, and then over to the right we have record audio. This allows you to record your own audio and have that file exist right inside of this page.
This is a great way to give directions for something or to explain something. It's a great way to create a podcast, or perhaps a flipped class that's audio. You can also use it as a way to give feedback to students. So once I click this button, it will begin recording my voice using the microphone that I have selected. So I'll click record, hello students, this is a picture of the structure of DNA, which is a double helix. Here you can see that it shows that phosphate backbone as well as the nucleotides that make it up.
Now I'm going to click stop, and obviously that was my voice, but it's now loading, you can see here, and it's going to add that audio file right to this page. So students will be able to click on it and listen to it. That is a neat way to add content to your pages. Now let's take a look at another one. And this is by adding a to do list. Something I think can be very useful. I'm going to go up here to the top and click on home. And over to the right we have tags. There's a number of different tags that you can use here that creates a great system for organizing content here, letting students know when it's just an idea you have, when it's something that's critical for them to know, whether it's something that they should read, or a source for an article.
I like to use it though for this top one. A to do list. And If I click on that, it creates this check box. I'm going to go ahead and type in something that I want my students to do, and that is to contact your community partners. And it's going down to two lines, but I want it to be on one. So I'll just drag that box out more. And then when I hit return or enter, It's going to go down and add another check box automatically. So here I'm going to add the second thing, and that is complete your project pitch.
Now, here I have two different things that I want students to do. Once they make a copy of this page, they'll be able to go in, then, and check off things as they complete them. And we'll take a look at how they can make a copy of a page in an upcoming video. But in this case, that is a great way to add to do lists inside of a page for your students to utilize, keep them on task, and organized. Now, another thing that I want to show is if we put our cursor here, go back up to insert, there's a couple other things that can be useful. One of them is stickers. This is a great way to spice up your notebook and give feedback to students.
If I click on this, you'll see all the different stickers that you have over here that you can use as feedback. Things like well done, great work, not done yet, nice work, and so on. You can click on the different symbols here. So there's a lot of stuff that you can add. I suggest taking a look at that. This can be a nice way to add some flavor and character to your pages. Something that students often appreciate at every level. Now another thing is the forms. And if you're not familiar with Excel Forms I suggest taking a look at them. They're a great way to create things like surveys, or knowledge checks that you can share with students.
So if I click on forms, you'll see here that the forms box appears. It wants me to sign in. I'm going to allow it. And here you can begin creating a new form or a new quiz. These forms are a way to ask questions or get feedback from students. And when they give their answers, all of them will be stored in a central location. So if you're not familiar with Microsoft Forms, that's something I suggest looking into more. But I just wanted to show here that it is something you can insert directly into one of your class notebooks.
Now I want to switch over quickly to the desktop version of OneNote. And here is that. Now, as you can see, it already synced. So here you can see that it's up to date, it's in the cloud, it already appears inside of here. I have that audio that I added. I have that check list, that's really neat. So, now what I want to do is just show up here that when I click on insert, you get many of the same things. There's not many more features on the desktop version for the Mac. However, there is one here, and that is the drawing tools.
So if I go over to the draw tab up at the top, I have the ability to draw. This is especially useful if you have a stylus and something that you can use to draw with. But if I click say, here on marker and then black, I could go over here and draw something if I wanted to. I could change the color. I can change the width and and more. So, that's another way you can add in content. Next I want to switch over to the desktop version for a PC. So here I'm on a PC now, showing you the desktop applications for OneNote on the PC, and there is more that you can do with this.
So this is probably the most complete version of it, the one that has the most functionality. And up here if I go to insert, there are a few things that you could do differently. You'll see here all the options you had for doing this. You can do screen clippings and more. You can add educational resources. You have page templates. One that I really like is the ability to record video. So if you do want to create, say, a flipped class, or a way to give, you know, you talking to your students by creating video, you can click on this and now it doesn't just record the audio but it also records that video.
And that's only available right now inside of the desktop for PCs. Remember that another way that you could add content was when you had something open, like a Microsoft PowerPoint, or an Excel spreadsheet, when on a PC you can click file, save and then save that directly to the notebook. So there are some benefits to using the desktop version on a PC. Those are some other ways that you can add content to your class notebooks inside of OneNote and I highly suggest playing around with the different ways, and finding ways that you can create dynamic pages to share resources, references, surveys, knowledge checks and more with your students.
- Using the Class Notebook add-in
- Creating notebooks
- Adding students and teachers
- Creating content: text, tables, audio, and more
- Syncing notebooks with the OneNote desktop app
- Adding assignments
- Connecting notebooks to an LMS