Get Started with Microsoft OneNote


Microsoft OneNote allows you to take and organize notes, including images and web citations, record audio, share your notes with others and generally keep information organized. Instructors can use OneNote to organize lesson plans into searchable digital notebooks, and staff can create a shareable content library.


OneNote is setup like a notebook to bring the familiar physical 3-ring binder to the digital era. Easily use sections and pages to separate out thoughts by theme. Not sure

  • Sync across devices: If you have multiple devices you can easily access your OneNote content from any of them. Being able to access and modify your notebooks from any of your devices can help save you time.
  • Organization: Create and sort your notes by class, topic, or lecture. You can have multiple notebooks, each one containing sections and pages. OneNote offers several templates to get you started.
  • Math on the fly: OneNote has the ability to do math right in your notes, combining note taking and actual math work. Use the Ink math assistant to enter a handwritten math problem during a meeting, conference or class, and OneNote can instantly calculate the results for you. It can even draw graphs of your functions.

How do I use this technology?

The Microsoft OneNote downloads page provides a convenient place where you can download client applications for macOS, Windows, Android, and iOS. Alternatively, you can login to the OneNote web client via your favorite web browser using your UA Account and password.

Help Resources

Use the help resources listed below to learn how to successfully use Microsoft OneNote.


Is there any additional information I should know about?

What types of math equations does OneNote support?

OneNote supports many of arithmetic operators, and trigonometry functions. Additionally, there are some feature differences between the various versions of OneNote.

Details are available on the following pages:

Who can see my notebooks?

Your OneNote files are stored online, and are private unless you choose to to share them.

Are there any major feature differences between the various platforms?

Yes, OneNote has different features available depending upon how you access it. If you use OneNote on different platforms you may find yourself unable to use key features you've come to know and use in your daily workflow.

For details please review Microsoft's table Comparing features of OneNote across platforms and devices.


Need additional help or have issues

For support, requests may be submitted anytime via a ticket using the appropriate Office 365 @ UA Service form. Requests generate a Ticket which will be worked in order received and urgency by the IT Employees with the knowledge and permissions to assist with the request.

For immediate assistance please review the Contact IT page for the appropriate support group.


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