Microsoft Kicks Off OneNote Online and Educational Updates
The company is rolling out new image and notebook management features for both consumers and educational customers over the coming weeks.Microsoft is rolling out new features for teachers who rely on OneNote to organize their educational materials and for users of Microsoft's Web-based OneNote Online offering, the company announced this week. In a Jan. 5 announcement, the Microsoft OneNote team said that one of the most requested features, the ability to crop images in OneNote Online, is finally going live. Users can now select the Crop command under the Format menu to their images. OneNote Online can also finally get rid of notebooks that have overstayed their welcome. "OneNote Online customers can now remove a notebook from the list of previously viewed notebooks on the online 'Notebooks' page by hovering over the notebook and clicking the X that appears. This feature can be used to remove notebooks that are no longer relevant or no longer exist," stated the OneNote team. For schools, Microsoft now allows co-teachers to add or remove students to shared Class Notebooks. "A scenario might include a teacher who is out for an extended period of time and the class roster changes," said Microsoft. Getting the new feature to work on old class notebooks requires some manual intervention.
"Starting in January in 2016, this capability will only exist for new Class Notebooks created with the app called 'Class Notebook.' To enable this ability for previously created Class Notebooks, remove the co-teacher from this old Class Notebook and then re-add the co-teacher to the Class Notebook," instructed Microsoft.