May 25 2021 11:32 AM - last edited on Apr 11 2022 12:21 PM by Allen
A few of our academic departments are looking to replace an eportfolio application that's reaching end-of-life in July and it seems like OneNote does a LOT of what they want. The only issue is that for most programs, the students need to structure them in a very specific way. We can create a "master" notebook and export it to a .onepkg file, which can then be "opened" in OneNote 2016 (on Windows) to create a new notebook with the exact structure of that master. However, about 60-70% of their students are Mac users, and the Mac version of OneNote doesn't recognize that file type.
For the time being, we suggested creating the master and generating a view-only share link to it so the students could open it up (in the Mac or Windows 10 app) and copy the sections to a notebook they created themselves. The faculty are not thrilled with this approach.
It seems like MS provides the ability to export/import OneNote notebooks or sections, but only when they're stored in a "personal" OneDrive account (not in OneDrive for Business). I've been looking around for alternate solutions that would be practical (ie: don't involve custom code or Powershell), but found nothing. Since MS uses templates in some types of team notebooks (Staff, PLC and Class Teams), I'm sure it's possible, but maybe Microsoft hasn't made public the tool they used to do that.
May 26 2021 06:22 AM
May 26 2021 06:33 AM
May 26 2021 08:25 AM
Hi@Chad Kealey ,
You can sure distribute pages to sections in Class notebooks.
And yes, students can create PDFs. But the can also copy pages / sections into private notebooks they own.
May 26 2021 10:57 AM
Two more things:
- You might want to have a look at
Distribute pages and sections to Class Notebooks
- No Mac here, but on my Win machine I can export pages and sections as .one files. If you do so and double-clik on them, what happens on a Mac?
May 26 2021 12:26 PM
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