OneNote in BlueQuill

Audience: Urbana instructors teaching any PF course.
Disclaimer: The results and functionality of the following article only apply to certain institutions and courses. If you do not see a OneNote object in your course, then your course does not use this feature.

OneNote Integration Summary

Instructors can now access their class's OneNote notebook from their course's home page. This feature allows Instructors and Students to share and edit notebooks on multiple topics. If you have never used OneNote before, Microsoft offers a clean and simple OneNote tutorial here.

Setting Up Your Course Notebook

  1. Navigate to your course's home page and click on the OneNote object.
  2. Once you have opened the OneNote object, click on the "Open" button to open OneNote in a new tab.
  3. OneNote will open in a new tab and ask you to sign in. 
    • Make sure to sign in with your University faculty email address, otherwise the notebook setup process may not work properly.
  4. After signing in with your University email address, you will be asked to name your course notebook. Click "Next" to move on to the next step.
    • NOTE: When doing this step, make sure to follow the formatting guides:
      • (Course department and number)_(section number)_(term and year)
      • Example:
  5. After naming your notebook, you will then see an overview page detailing the settings for your notebook. Click "Next" to move on to the next step.
  6. The next step allows you to give other instructors or lead faculty permission to use the course's notebook. Click "Next" to move on to the next step.
    • IMPORTANT: Please make sure to add your Lead Faculty here, as well as any other Instructors you may be team teaching with. If you are the first Instructor to create the notebook in a course that is team taught, then you will be the only one who can access the notebook until you give others access permissions.
  7. This step allows you to automatically or manually add Students to the course notebook. Make sure you select the option to automatically import Students into the course notebook, as this is how the system is setup to work with Students adding/dropping courses. Click "Next" to move on to the next step.
  8. The last step is to add or delete any sections to your class notebook that you would like Students to see. Sections are like chapters in your course notebook that allow you to store multiple pages. Uncheck any sections you do not want to use and click "Add section" to create/name any new sections.
  9. Your notebook is almost complete! Use this last page to review both the "Teacher" and "Student" notebook previews to make sure everything looks correct. If everything looks good, click "Create" to finalize your notebook's creation!
  10. After creating your new course notebook, you will see a notification showing your notebook is ready to go. Use the links provided to point Students to the course notebook if you want to, but most Students will access OneNote directly through BlueQuill.
  11. To edit your course notebook at any time, simply navigate back to the OneNote object in BlueQuill, click "Open", and make edits as needed.
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