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Microsoft Teams: OneNote Class Notebook

A guide to Microsoft Teams

Interactive lessons with OneNote

Using OneNote in the classroom

Included in this video are ideas for:

  • Breakout rooms
  • Student Portfolios
  • Assistive technology

Open-up Resource Notebooks

OneNote and Self Assessment

Report OneNote Issues

Normally, the syncing feature should be working on both OneNote app and OneNote online. However there are currently some “page distribution” issues for OneNote online, and the Microsoft product team has been working on it.

We recommend you therefore use the OneNote APP (make sure you have the latest version 16.37 - May20) and you encourage students using OneNote in Teams to "open in APP". 

If you have an error message on OneNote online  please take down the time and take a screen shot of the session ID. Send this to IT support to contact Microsoft product team to check from the backend.


Benefits of using OneNote Class Notebook

Insert a Form into One Note

OneNote Logistics

Activate your notebook

How to add a co-teacher to a class notebook

2. Select "Add or Remove Teachers"

OneNote Class Notebook Options

3. Add teacher(s) by name or email address. Remove teacher(s) by selecting their name.

4. Confirm the list of teachers with access to your class notebook.

5. Select Update.

The teacher(s) you added will receive an email with a link to their notebook.


Best Practice for Syncing Notebooks

Webinar - OneNote during online learning

See the section of Esam Baboukhan (starts at 18min 21 sec). He divides his lessons for online learning into:
  • Starter
  • Lesson Plan
  • Lesson Checklist (tickbox and comments)
  • Lesson Review (incl. braindump)
  • Self & Peer assessment before assignments are submitted

Using Emojis In OneNote

Notebook troubleshooting

To check the size of the page, we may following the steps below:

  1. Open OneNote, and click the path the notebook

open notebook


notebook path


  1. Please edit the path our class notebook:

For example, if the name of our class notebook is “test”, we may delete the content behind “…%20Notebooks” and append “/test” to the URL, and press enter
in this way, we can open the notebook in a “folder”, and check the notebook with single pages.
Edit path

  1. Please click download the page to check the size of it.

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Resources created by Stephen Taylor, Nadine Bailey and Doug Taylor for the Parents and Faculty of Western Academy of Beijing.