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Announcing OneNote Class Notebook Tools for Mac!

You’ve been asking for it and today it’s here! We’re excited to announce Class Notebook Tools for OneNote 2016 for Mac, which helps teachers work even more efficiently with their Class Notebooks—on the Mac platform some teachers already know and use.

With this update, the Class Notebook tab is visible if you are teacher in a Class Notebook for which you have administrative rights. To set up a Class Notebook, visit

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With the Class Notebook Tools for Mac, you can do the following:

  • Quickly and easily distribute pages or new sections to students in a class.
  • Copy sections to Content Libraries in multiple notebooks.
  • Sequentially review student work (assignments, quizzes, etc.).
  • Easily navigate and browse student notebooks through a student list.
  • Launch Class Notebook app functionality.
  • Visit useful professional development and community resources.

Below are some highlights of what you can do with the Class Notebook Management Tools. For more details, visit the Class Notebook Tools for OneNote 2016 for Mac user guide.

Distribute a page to all of your students with two clicks

Rather than sending students to the Content Library to copy a page for themselves, a teacher can distribute a page to all students in a class with just two clicks.

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Review student work

Teachers are provided with a list of all the pages they’ve distributed and a quick way to sequentially review work (homework, assignments, quizzes, etc.). Simply click a student’s name to navigate to the page in the student’s notebook.

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View students’ Class Notebooks

With this view, navigating student Class Notebooks is a cinch. Teachers are provided with an easy-to-scan list of all students and their sections to quickly browse and navigate to—and monitor their students’ activity.

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Easily manage students Class Notebooks

The Manage drop-down makes handy links for teachers easily accessible. You can also add or remove students or teachers from a Class Notebook or get started on creating a new Class Notebook under the Manage drop-down.

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We plan to continually improve these tools and deliver on top requests. Please don’t hesitate to email us directly at, where the Class Notebook product team reads through every piece of feedback received.

We’re excited for teachers to try Class Notebook Tools for Mac and look forward to hearing feedback!

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