Microsoft OneNote

Microsoft OneNote

Microsoft OneNote logo is a purple notebook with a white N on the cover


Microsoft OneNote is a note-taking program for free-form information gathering and multi-user collaboration. It gathers users’ notes, drawings, screen clippings, and audio commentaries. Notes can be shared with other OneNote users, including through Canvas.


  • Sort content across notebooks, sections, and pages.
  • Highlight can’t-miss notes with Important and To-Do tags.
  • Draw your thoughts and annotate your notes, using a stylus or your finger.
  • Record audio notes, insert online videos, and add files.
  • Use the OneNote Web Clipper to save content with a single click.
  • Easily share private notebooks between each instructor and their individual students.
  • Store handouts in the content library.
  • Print-to-PDF directly to a OneNote notebook for easy access.
  • Use the collaboration space for content delivery and creative activities.

Getting Started

Instructor Resources

Syllabus Statement

Add the statement below to the required technologies section of your syllabus.

This course will use Microsoft OneNote for collaboration on specific projects and assignments. Visit the Microsoft OneNote learning tool guide to view the terms of service, privacy policy, accessibility statement, and steps for getting started with OneNote in Canvas.

Student Resources

Using Microsoft OneNote

Use these Microsoft resources for step-by-step instructions to:




  1. Microsoft support: Help Center support articles, Community Discussion
  2. Contact ISU Solution Center for further assistance: / 515-294-4000

See the latest Microsoft Press Releases, read recent blog posts or check the current OneNote status.