OneNote adds “Save a copy” to Class Notebooks


In addition to gaining 35 partners and counting, OneNote Class Notebooks are increasingly being used by educational organizations across the US. Class Notebooks allow teachers and students to create digital modeling books and e-Portfolios and even help foster new ways of learning about Star Wars.

Students wanted a way to take a copy of their Class Notebook work with them to keep a portfolio as they change schools or graduate. Additionally, teachers often change schools or take on new administrative roles and want to keep their own portfolio as well.

Based on this user feedback, OneNote introduced a new “Save a copy” feature for Class Notebooks. In order to “save a copy” in Class Notebooks, follow these steps

  1. Sign in to OneNote Online, our web version of OneNote.
  2. From the Notebook list, click Class Notebooks to display all your Class Notebooks.
  3. Right-click to select a Class Notebook and then select Save a copy.

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    OneNote “Save a copy” feature

  4. Click Next. You are prompted to sign in to a consumer Microsoft account. If you don’t have one, go here to sign up.
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“Save a copy” to your Microsoft account

That’s it, you’re done! This is the first phase of the “Save a copy” feature. Microsoft will be adding this feature to any notebook type, not just Class Notebooks. Additionally, “Save a copy” will be added to OneDrive for Business, where a student can “Save a copy” of their Class Notebook from their teacher’s OneDrive for Business account to their own OneDrive for Business account.

If you have any comments or suggestions for additional features, you can reach out to the OneNote Education team on Twitter, check out the OneNote UserVoice, or email them directly at [email protected]

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