Real-time collaboration (Class Notebook syncing is slow)
Class notebooks require a change so that real-time collaboration is a thing. When using my class notebook in class with my 1:1 ratio of computers, we have many sync errors on pages, as well it takes time for student's input to sync to the notebook.
We've found that using table cells helps a lot with syncing errors. So, if you put empty cells into the page, where students can write independently the number of syncing errors are reduced dramatically.
We have experienced the same thing at school this year. Many network sync errors as well as many student notebook errors. I have seemed to solve the student notebook syncing errors by closing all the notebooks from within OneNote, and deleting them from OneDrive. Once that was done, I recreated the notebooks in Class Notebook. Instead of having the students copy and entire section at a time, which I did last year without an issue, I copied a new section to all their notebooks and copied one page at a time. I have not seen any syncing errors since I made this change.
yea..this delay is one of the reason my district is considering chromebooks over surface's.
Quite a shame for microsoft. However, I don't see a real time solution anytime soon...their software isn't made for the cloud. Everything is stored locally until you push/sync changes. I guess there could be a cloud mode? Not sure on that, but the delay is really crappy.
I've been using google drive and noteability on the kids 1:1 ipads and documents I want to give the kids show up for them instantly. Not so with the class I'm trying onenote out with.
Cate Miller commented
I have tried this for two years. I always end up using a Google doc and that is too bad.
Synching takes tooooooooo long!
sarah jinks commented
I agree, better real time collaboration would be amazing, all the conflict pages are really irritating and leave me turning back to google pages for real time collaboration
I have had the same problem. At the moment, I could use the collaboration space to gather whole class ideas on a topic but not true collaboration as the update time is too long.