Online Class: OneNote for Windows

This self-paced, online course which teach you everything you need to know to use OneNote for Windows like a pro.

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Course Description

Elevate your note-organizing skills with our comprehensive Microsoft OneNote course, designed for both personal and corporate collaborative projects. This course dives deep into OneNote's cloud-based capabilities, enabling swift note creation and effortless sharing across your organization. As a pivotal collaboration tool, we guide you through exploiting OneNote's features for optimal organization and information dissemination.

We begin by demystifying OneNote's structure: notebooks, section tabs, groups, and pages. Understanding these elements sets the foundation for advanced formatting and organization of your notes. OneNote's versatility shines as we explore how to embed various formats—videos, audio clips, images, and shapes—into your notebooks, enriching the content and engagement.

Our course also highlights OneNote's seamless integration within the Microsoft Office suite, accentuating the synergy between OneNote and other Office applications like Excel, Word, and Outlook. You'll learn to import data from these applications and create dynamic links to Office documents, enhancing your workflow.

As OneNote thrives in the cloud, we'll equip you with skills to share notebooks with contacts while ensuring data security through document protection and password protocols. Finally, the course covers advanced features like tracking version history, change logs, backing up your work, and using email for effective note distribution. Start this course to harness the full potential of Microsoft OneNote for superior organization and collaboration.

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Course Lessons

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Lesson 1: Getting Started in OneNote for Windows 10

Microsoft OneNote is a newer application added to Microsoft Office 365. Older versions of Office 365 include OneNote, but with new versions of Office Microsoft continues to add features and interface options to the software. Additional lesson topics: Microsoft OneNote for beginners: Everything you need to know; Several Basic Tips and Tricks for Microsoft OneNote Beginners; Microsoft Office Step by Step 12 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete Assignment: Introduce Yourself
  • Assessment: Lesson 1 Exam

Lesson 2: Creating Notebooks

A notebook is a collection of saved notes and images saved in the cloud. What makes OneNote useful is that it's a collaboration tool used to share your collection of notes with other people. Additional lesson topics: Start Using OneNote; Get started with the new OneNote; Create a notebook in OneNote 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 Exam

Lesson 3: Working with Pages, Sections, and Groups

A notebook is the main object in which you store all content for a project. Within a notebook are several other objects that organization your content. Pages, sections and groups contain the information that you store in a notebook and organize it. You determine the groups, pages and sections that you want to use, name them, and then store content in them. Additional lesson topics: How to Organize OneNote for a Productive System; OneNote’s Best Organization Feature Is Hidden in Plain Sight; Create a section group in OneNote 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Exam

Lesson 4: Creating and Formatting Notes

After you set up a new notebook with sections, pages and groups, you can now begin to add notes to your file. OneNote wouldn't be useful if it didn't let you format your text, so it has several formatting options that you can use throughout your notebook. Additional lesson topics: OneNote for Windows Several will Finally Support Custom Tags in ; Search for tagged notes in OneNote; Apply a tag to a note in OneNote 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 Exam

Lesson 5: Editing Page Features

Section tabs organize your notebook content, but pages are where you store your information. You can format pages to make them stand out from other pages in your section tab. Section tabs can contain one or multiple pages, and then these top-level pages can have subpages. Formatting these pages helps you further organize your content. Additional lesson topics: How to View Versions and Authors in OneNote; Why is some text highlighted in a shared notebook in OneNote for Windows?; Using OneNote's Structure to Organize Your Notes 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 5 Exam

Lesson 6: Inserting Tables

OneNote gives you the ability to insert several objects. A table is one object that makes it easier to format rows and columns of data. You can create a table in another program or add a table directly in OneNote. Additional lesson topics: Format a table; OneNote; Insert a table in OneNote for Windows 10 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 Exam

Lesson 7: Inserting Images

When working with some project types, you need to save images. Images could be from the web, or you could have diagrams laid out that explain the way a project should flow. You could create screenshots of features and instructions for a project that you want other notebook users to see. Additional lesson topics: Insert Images and Attach Files in Microsoft OneNote; Microsoft OneNote: Different Ways of Inserting Pictures in Notes; Insert a picture on a page 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 7 Exam

Lesson 8: Working with Audio, and Video

In addition to images, a notebook can also store audio and video. Adding media links can help with instructions with a project. You can also save media files from online locations so that the people you collaborate with can review videos to further understand the content. OneNote has several functions that let you add media files to your notebooks. Additional lesson topics: How to record audio notes and store them in Microsoft OneNote; Record audio or video notes; Video: Insert pictures, files, and videos in OneNote 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 8 Exam

Lesson 9: Inserting Shapes

Shapes are a good way to add basic outlines to a notebook. Images are screenshots or illustrations you've created using design applications, but shapes can be created using OneNote's shape tool. For instance, you might want to add a square to a notebook that represents a workflow. If you're familiar with the shape tool in any Microsoft application, then adding a new shape to a notebook is similar. Additional lesson topics: Draw and sketch notes on a page; Inserting and inking shapes in onenote; Insert OneNote New Shapes: Right triangle, Trapezoid, Pentagon, Hexagon 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 9 Exam

Lesson 10: Inserting External Data

With any large project, you might have several spreadsheets, documents and presentations that you want to include in a notebook. OneNote's main benefit is that project owners can consolidate all notes and data into one location and then store it in the cloud. This external data can then be shared with other users in the cloud that are given access to the file. Additional lesson topics: Insert PDF printouts into notes in OneNote for Mac; Cloud Attachments In OneNote – Game Changer For Educators; Insert or attach files to notes 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 10 Exam

Lesson 11: Working with Notes

After you accumulate several sections and pages of notes, you might need to reorganize them or use specific OneNote features to make some notes easier to find. Microsoft offers several ways to reorganize and set up notes after you've already inserted content. With these features, you can better organize the way notes display. Additional lesson topics: How to locate your OneNote notebooks; Find my lost notes; Save emails to OneNote 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 11 Exam

Lesson 12: Integrating OneNote with Outlook

One benefit of using any Microsoft Office application is that all Office software integrates well with any other product in the Office suite. Outlook is commonly used across corporations and even individuals use it often for scheduling and email. You can integrate many features from Outlook into OneNote to make tracking projects and notes easier. Additional lesson topics: How to Send Emails From Outlook to OneNote?; How to Move Multiple Emails from Outlook to OneNote Notebook? 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 12 Exam

Lesson 13: Password Protecting, Time Stamping, and Views

OneNote is a collaboration and sharing tool, but you still must be able to password protect it from outsiders and attackers. Most OneNote notebooks contain sensitive information including corporate intellectual property, so you must be able to protect it from unauthorized users while still allowing authorized users to access it. Additional lesson topics: Insert the current date and time on a page; Protect notes with a password in OneNote for Windows 10; See a list of recent changes in a notebook in OneNote for Windows 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 13 Exam

Lesson 14: Viewing History and Versioning

Versioning and author tracking are two ways you can identify changes to your notebook. By tracking authors, you can see who made these changes. With versioning, you can see the date each page was changed and roll them back if you want to remove them. 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 14 Exam

Lesson 15: Backing Up Notes, Printing, Sharing, and Emailing

OneNote works in the cloud, so any of your changes to a file are synchronized to your Microsoft cloud account. After you finish creating a notebook, you can print, share, email or back up the information in your file. 90 Total Points
  • Lesson 15 Video
  • Lesson discussions: End of Course Poll; Course Comments; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Assessment: Lesson 15 Exam
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe what OneNote for Windows is and what is capabilities are.
  • Demonstrate creating notebooks.
  • Demonstrate working with pages, sections, and groups.
  • Demonstrate creating and formatting notes.
  • Demonstrate editing page features.
  • Demonstrate inserting tables, images, shapes, audio and video.
  • Demonstrate inserting external data.
  • Demonstrate working with notes.
  • Summarize integrating onenote with outlook.
  • Describe password protecting, time stamping, and views.
  • Summarize viewing history and versioning.
  • Demonstrate backing up notes, printing, sharing, and emailing.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: OneNote for Windows
Course Number: 9770522
Lessons Rating: 4.1 / 5 Stars (249 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, and Washington.
Last Updated: November 2023
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.4 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $120.00 U.S. dollars

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