Announcing new OneNote and Genially integration to help bring content to life

Published 08-06-2019 09:00 AM 10.2K Views

As we continue listening to students and educators, we have heard many requests for OneNote integration with Genially, the tool that brings content to life.  Thousands of educators around the world use Genially to create interactive learning resources and digital materials for their classroom. There are hundreds of templates available to pick from and teachers and students can create interactive presentations, infographics and escape rooms easily and no programming or design skills required.  Genially aims to change the way we communicate, from static, boring content, to interactive, engaging presentations and materials. Visual, interactive content is normally hard and expensive to develop. But with Genially creating interactive content becomes, fun, simple and affordable for everyone.


Both the Genially team and OneNote teams have been hearing these integration requests more often.  The OneNote binder metaphor, and the ability to easily embed Genially interactive pages in OneNote, organize them, or distribute to others in OneNote Class Notebook, seemed like a great match.  


As of today, you can now paste any public Genially URL on to a OneNote page and it will render it as a live interactive embed. You can now create pages, section, and even entire notebooks chock-full of Genially !  A great way to make learning more fun and easy, together. 


NOTE: Due to a recent Chrome browser issue, copying and pasting the URL directly from the address bar into OneNote Desktop will not automatically render the Genially. All other OneNote versions work fine (Windows 10, Online, Mac and iPad). Temporary work-around: after copying the Genially web address from your browser, use the right-click option Paste > Keep Text Only option in OneNote Desktop .  Pasting the URL from Edge, IE, Notepad, or other any other location works. 


To see some examples or how easy this is to do, see the example video of a Genially in OneNote.  This integration works in OneNote Windows 10, Online, Mac, iPad, Android, and 2016

Genially embedded in OneNoteGenially embedded in OneNote


We hope you enjoy this new integration to bring together two great apps that students and educators love!


Mike Tholfsen
Microsoft Education Product Manager

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This doesn't seem to work for me, i only see the link

There is a work-around for OneNote Desktop shown in the blog.  Can you try pasting into Notepad first, then pate into OneNote?

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I tested this feature in OneNote Online and OneNote Windows 10, copying from the Edge Browser, which both did not work. The workaround fixed it for OneNote Windows 10, but not for OneNote Online.
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Hi Mike.  Looks like a great pairing, but shouldn’t Genially provide Microsoft Office 365 as a means of registering an account before Microsoft promotes it?  Currently only has Google (bleh), Facebook (double bleh), linked-in, and Twitter as account creation tools.  I personally like to keep my Microsoft connected products all Microsoft.  Possible to talk with Genially to enable AD connection?

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Office 365 accounts may now be used to sign up.

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Good solution to use presentations. I like Slidesmedia for free powerpoint presentations.

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