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  1. Cross Notebook Distribution

    OneNote needs to have all of the Cross Notebook Distribution options that OneNote 2016 has. Right now, I teach three different sections of the same course. In OneNote, I have to make a copy of the same page in each notebook and distribute the same page three times. In 2016, I only had to make the page once and could distribute it to all three class sections that I have. OneNote 2016 also allows you to make student groups, which is awesome for differentiation. OneNote does not have this option. To me, this is a GAPING hole in the app.

    117 votes
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      9 comments  ·  Class and Staff Notebooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Lock pages so the students can’t delete them!

      Today the students did a test in OneNote Classroom.

      A big problem I have is that students can delete the pages themeselves.

      I had a student today that wasn´t pleased with his test so he deleted it before I

      had corrected it.

      My wish is that I can lock the pages so the students can´t delete them themselves.

      35 votes
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        3 comments  ·  Class and Staff Notebooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Deleting a Distributed Page

        Please allow me the option to delete a distributed page without having to go into each student's section.

        113 votes
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          13 comments  ·  Class and Staff Notebooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Thanks for the feedback on this. After distributing pages to students, under the “Distribute Page” menu you can click the Undo option revert the distribution. Note that this option is only available within the current session you distributed the content in. There is no explicit delete option after this because it could potentially delete content added by students to their individual notebooks.

        • Create a 'Time Locked' Drop Box

          I would love a drop box for time specific assignments. One that I don't have to go and look at time stamps/pages for history if something was completed on time, etc. A collection point where a final assignment can go and I can get to it when time allows - without worrying if kids are making changes that I need to try to account for.

          30 votes
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            20 comments  ·  Class and Staff Notebooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Lock teacher mark up comments from deletion

            When I give formative feedback onto a students workbook page, I don't want that to be deleted. If the student wants to edit the page after I have marked it then they should create a copy of that page so my feedback stays as evidence of assessment and progression of learning.

            515 votes
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              38 comments  ·  Class and Staff Notebooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Edmodo LMS not listed on OneNote Online Class Notebook Connections Menu option

              Microsoft state that OneNote will connect to the Edmodo LMS, however when using OneNote Online on a Mac computer. Can the Edmodo LMS be added to the OneNote > Class Notebook > Connections > Connections > Select Your LMS or SIS menu please?

              2 votes
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              • Lock pages

                After distributing a page to students, I would like to mark and review their work and stop them from editing . Onenote team suggested to copy page to my folder! I have a class of 20, I cannot move all their doc 1 by 1 to the teacher folder or make a copy … it would be a waste of time and space- Teachers should have a padlock - so a Homework/page is locked - Students cannot edit again!

                168 votes
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                  13 comments  ·  Class and Staff Notebooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Math Assistant needs an On/Off switch

                  Math Instructors are asking for the capability to turn this feature off for assessments and quizzes. Also will Math Assistant be available in the desktop version?

                  2 votes
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                  • Allow teacher to have the option to make a tab not editable in the student section of Class Notebook.

                    Making individual student tabs not editable by students but only by teacher can help the student see documentation without the student deleting or changing the information.

                    151 votes
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                      11 comments  ·  Class and Staff Notebooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Class Notebook Manage Notebooks created through Teams

                      Class Notebook Manage Notebooks created through Teams
                      When a Notebook is created through Teams, it would great if an educator had the ability manage the Notebook through Class Notebook Manage Notebooks. Currently, we have to open the notebook through teams before being able to make any changes.

                      40 votes
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                        4 comments  ·  Class and Staff Notebooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • learning tools reading math symbols

                        We would like to use OneNote to read math tests except it doesn't seem to read the math symbols from a PDF document using the immersive reader.

                        6 votes
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                          3 comments  ·  Class and Staff Notebooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • please reinstate the insert printout function in ClassOneNotes created through

                          Please reinstate the ability to 'insert a printout' in the Class OneNotes created through MS classroom. This function has been modified to not embed the associated file...this means the printout can not be opened or edited and refreshed from within OneNote.

                          This was one of the BEST features of OneNote for class use.

                          If it cant be reinstated then at least provide the ability for it to be an option for Office admins or teachers to set when managing a classroom.

                          56 votes
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                            12 comments  ·  Class and Staff Notebooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • locking down student work title

                            When I create an assignment and distribute to Ss, I tell them not to change the title of the page, but invariably someone (often more than one someone) renames their assignment page in their individual space. This means I have to do hunt and peck for assignments when doing "review student work." Could we have feature to "lock down" assignment title so it all shows up in one place when we do review for grading ease? Thanks!

                            134 votes
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                              7 comments  ·  Class and Staff Notebooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Permissioned Groups in Collaboration Space

                              I often like to use the Collaboration Space for group work where all students in the group can contribute. The challenge is that all students in the class can both view and edit the work of other groups. Especially when I'm doing class competitions, this is not a good thing.

                              In a recent article (link below), there was an API update to allow this, but it's at the IT level, not the teacher level. I want the ability to change these permissions, not just password-protect, as a teacher please!

                              https://blogs.office.com/2016/05/24/teacher-only-spaces-collaboration-space-lockdown-subgroup-creation-and-more-with-the-new-class-notebook-api-updates/

                              23 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Class and Staff Notebooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Sync content library across multiple class notebooks

                                As a rotary teacher with multiple classes who each have separate class notebooks, many classes have the same documents in their content libraries.

                                If I have a document which changes in one content library, I have to copy those changes to each class notebook. I am a music teacher with fingering charts for different instruments. If I tweak a change to one fingering chart in one class' content library, I have to copy these changes to all of the class' content libraries. Quite a process for 8 classes.

                                Any way of syncing these changes automatically?

                                85 votes
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                                  8 comments  ·  Class and Staff Notebooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  Thanks for the feedback! Using the “Cross Notebook Distribution…” option under the “Distribute Page” menu in Class Notebook, you can quickly copy content across multiple Class Notebooks simultaneously. Enjoy!

                                • Connect to LMS on Mac

                                  The Class Notebook connection to an LMS is invaluable and the fact that you are not able to do it from the Mac version is a real pain. It is a major stumbling block for full adoption at our school where some teachers use Mac and others use Windows PCs

                                  20 votes
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                                  • Distribute tab sections

                                    Hi, could you please create the function that tab sections can be distributed to class notebooks, rather than just pages. Thanks.

                                    32 votes
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                                      3 comments  ·  Class and Staff Notebooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • delete a page

                                      I love that you can add a page/ tab to everyone's notebook very easily. It would be very convenient if we could also delete a page/ tab just as easily. For instance, I accidentally added a page and had to go into each student's notebook and individually delete the page. THank you! I Love Classroom Notebook!

                                      14 votes
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                                        5 comments  ·  Class and Staff Notebooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add a function to send a page to all my students (into their Class Notebooks)

                                        Dear OneNote developers,

                                        I am a teacher and MIE Expert for 2015 and 2016 and I have been using OneNote in our school for three years now. I have a suggestion for a functionality that would be great not just for our school but for every teacher using OneNote, especially if they use OneNote Class Notebook in Office 365.

                                        Very often I place various kinds of worksheets or other kind of study material in our collaboration space / library using OneNote Class Notebook and I want my students to fulfill them individually. I taught all my students how to copy…

                                        80 votes
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                                          11 comments  ·  Class and Staff Notebooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • A way for students to submit an assignment and, once submitted, not be able to access it or any other students view it.

                                          This is a great tool!! We have many faculty that are looking for a way, either here or in SharePoint, to have students submit assignments but then not be able to access them anymore (deadline). Also, no student could view others' assignments. I know students could email the assignment to the faculty; however, they (the faculty) do not want to drag many emails into one spot, they would like the students to "drop" the assignments into a section or folder (SharePoint) that could then no longer be viewed or accessed by them or other students.

                                          462 votes
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