Consistency across all versions of OneNote and ClassNotebook
There are such huge inconsistencies in OneNoteOnline, ClassNoteBook, OneNote Desktop App. It means you are juggling between them all to achieve one thing. Not a happy state of affairs. Sometimes achieving noting as a consequence.
The lack of Forms for quizzes in one and not another.
The lack of Connections in one and not another
The lack of ClassNotebook tab online
There is a large list but just one solution, every feature across all versions.
We just rolled out a huge number of updates for Class Notebook Toolbar across all platforms. Also many new features across other platforms.
Check out the blog here: http://aka.ms/OneNoteJune2019
The updates are all well and good (and welcomed for sure), however, I've asked many times over the last two years when the class notebook is going to be available for homeschool families. All I keep hearing is "it's coming". For those of us wanting to use your product for education who homeschool or do an online school you are discriminating against us because we aren't in a mainstream B&M school.
You are missing a giant marketing by not allowing us to use it. I was a paying customer for years and stopped because of this issue. So I ask you....... when is Microsoft going to allow homeschoolers to use the product? Should I give up on it every coming? A definite answer would be nice.
Greg P commented
Two other basic features I can't see in the app version:
Ability to distribute multiple pages to students
Ability to distribute pages to individuals or groups
Will the android app also be developed to the same level.
Inseting spreadsheets online only, editing them only available throough office 2016.
Cross notebook distrubution is not available in all versions and distributing pages in 2016 needs to force sync to the online version to prevent issues withonly partial distribution.
Being able to link two class notebooks would be useful: if you have two sections of the subject then when you modify one, it automatically modifies the other.
As well, if you update a (Microsoft) File, then updating the printed version in OneNote automatically, would be useful.
John G commented
Here's how it goes:
Me: "you have to open in OneNote"
Teacher: "But I'm in Onenote!"
Me: "Yes, but you need to click "Open In OneNote"
Me: "Next to ClassNotebook!"
Teacher: "Ok- do I choose open in Onenote or open in Onenote Online?"
Me: "Choose Open in Onenote- you're already in OneNote Online"
Teacher: "well if I'm already in Onenote Online, why would I choose open in OneNote Online?"
Me: "Because you're actually in Teams"
Teacher:"You just said I was in Onenote Online!"
Me: "Well yes and no- you're online because your in your browser. The Teams Web App is slightly different from Onenote Online"
Teacher: OK I'll open in OneNote. . . .Hang on- this looks different from yours!"
Me: Yes- "You've got the OneNote App"
Teacher: What's that?
Me: "Its a version of OneNote that comes with Windows 10"
Teacher: "Whats the difference?"
Me: "Well, it looks better and they update it before OneNote 2016"
Teacher: "What's Onenote 2016?"
"Me: It's the one you should have opened when you clicked "Open in Onenote"
Teacher: "Look- why do I have to go through all this rigmarole- my class will be here in five minutes!"
Me: "Because if you want to use all the features of Onenote, you have to use OneNote 2016!"
Teacher: How do I do that then???!!!
Me: "You have to Open in OneNote!"
Classnotebook is available but does not have all of the functionalllity.
Of note - Cross notebook distribution.
Syncing is causing problems when different PC's I use have different versions of office. However with key features I have to risk onneNote on the PC corrupting or converting file types.
And Class Notebook made within Teams seems not to work to distribute pages to all students.
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Have installed app - rebooted etc - still no difference.
Absolutely - why are there so many inconsistencies??