LFCDSOneNote Primer A quick guide to using OneNote for LFCDS Lower School teachers
Overview • Arranging Notebooks • Parts of a Notebook • Features in OneNote • Syncing the Notebook • Habit Forming Tips
Arranging Notebooks • On the left-hand side of OneNote, you will see a sidebar with a list of currently open notebooks: • The list might be expandedor collapsed (see examples) • To move a notebook up or downin the list, left+click and holdon the notebook and drag itup or down to the order ofyour choice Expanded Collapsed
Parts of a Notebook • Think of your OneNote Notebook as a physical notebook. • When viewing a notebook in OneNote, you will see the following items: • Sections • Section Groups • Pages
What is a section? • A Section is a collection of pages. • Imagine you have a divider in a physical notebook. A Section is the space between two dividers, which contains many pages • Sections are displayed along the top of the notebook as Tabs. This is like the tabs that you label on a divider in a physical notebook Notebook Name Sections
What are section Groups? • Think of Section Groups as folders. • Many sections can be placed within a Section Group for organization purposes. • Section Groups appear at the top next to other sections. • Click on the Section Group to view the sections it contains. Sections Section Groups
Navigating backwards • Use the Green Arrow to navigate back to the parent section group
What are pages? • Pages are where you enter data of various types • Pages are displayed on the right-hand side of the section you are viewing
Basic features of Onenote • Menus &Toolbars • Typing • Pen Input • Graphics • Recording Sound & Video
Menus & Toolbars • Along the top you will see the standard Menus. • Below them are configurable Toolbars • Right+Click on an empty space to add or remove toolbars • Drag toolbars into desired positions
Type anywhere! • Just click anywhere in a page to start typing. • Drag text boxes around for organization. • Warning: OneNote is not necessarily made for beautiful printed document creation. It is for organizing your thoughts and gathering information.
Pen input galore! • Use your tablet stylus to begin writing in the notebook. • Enable the My Pens toolbar to easily change between common pen sizes and colors
Graphics? Where? • Copy and paste pictures from your web browser right into the notebook • Drag a picture from your web browser into the notebook page • OneNote will automatically put a link to the page you grabbed the picture from • Use the Snipping Tool to capture screen elements into the notebook • Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> Snipping Tool
Multimedia • Head to the Insert menu, and select Audio Recording or Video recording to add audio or video clips to the page.
Notebook syncing • OneNote automates synchronizing the notebook! • As long as you open OneNote while on campus, everyone’s recent changes will sync to the network, and sync out to everyone’s computer. • You can work on the notebook away from campus, then just open OneNote once you return to campus to sync your updates to everyone else
Notebook Sync Status • The left-hand sidebar will show you the sync status of a notebook • The notebook is up to date, indicated by the large green checkmark: • The notebook is synchronizing changes when the green circle is rotating: • The notebook cannot synchronizeindicated by the red circle-slash
Get in the habit! • Pin OneNote to the taskbar! • While it is open, right+click and select “Pin this program to the taskbar.” • Open OneNote every day, and leave it open until you shut down to leave! • Treat it as being just as important as Outlook. • Keeping it open ensures you have the latest information available when you leave campus. • Use the notebook as much as you can. • Create new notebooks for other purposes! • Have fun with it!