Microsoft Office OneNote for the Desktop

In our fast-paced digital world, the need to capture ideas, meeting notes, and to-do items is ever present. Microsoft® Office OneNote® for the Desktop provides a way for you to efficiently create and collect your notes in an electronic notebook. This course will introduce you to using OneNote notebooks to store a wide variety of content in an organized structure, access the content from anywhere, and also share it with others. Additionally, learning how OneNote and the other applications in the suite are integrated increases your productivity with Microsoft Office.

This courseware is applicable to all users of the current OneNote desktop software. The classroom environment setup is based on the Office 2016 desktop application.

Completion of this course will earn 0.575 CEUs.


Course Objectives:
In this course, you will develop digital note-taking skills by creating, modifying, and managing OneNote notebooks that work with other Microsoft Office programs.

You will:
– Navigate and customize the OneNote interface and environment.
– Add and format text, images, audio, links, and drawing objects to a notebook.
– Embed Excel spreadsheets and attach other files to a notebook.
– Categorize, organize, and search notebook content.
– Check spelling in, print, and password-protect notebooks.
– Use Outlook and OneDrive to send and share notebook content.
– Export notebook content and manage notebook history and backups.

Target Student:
This course is intended for people in a variety of roles and fields who have a basic understanding of Microsoft Office and want to incorporate digital note-taking and note collaboration by using Microsoft OneNote. In addition to creating and modifying OneNote notebooks, this course will introduce you to inserting images and embedding files into notebooks, categorizing content, sharing content with OneDrive®, and exporting content to other file formats.


  • Lesson 1: Getting Started with OneNote

    • Navigate the OneNote 2016 Environment
    • Use Templates
    • Customize the OneNote User Interface
  • Lesson 2: Adding and Formatting Notebook Content

    • Apply Formatting to Notebook Content
    • Insert Images and Audio into a Notebook
    • Add Quick Notes and Links
    • Use Drawing Tools
  • Lesson 3: Embedding and Attaching Files

    • Embed Excel Spreadsheets
    • Attach Other File Types
  • Lesson 4: Organizing and Searching Notebooks

    • Use Tags
    • Organize and Search Notebooks
  • Lesson 5: Finalizing a Notebook

    • Proof and Print a Notebook
    • Configure Password Protection and Notebook Properties
  • Lesson 6: Managing Notebook Files

    • Export Content from OneNote Notebooks
    • Back Up and Restore Notebook Content
  • Lesson 7: Sending and Sharing OneNote Content

    • Send OneNote Content in Other Formats
    • Share OneNote Content by Using OneDrive
  • Appendix A: Microsoft OneNote 2016 Common Keyboard Shortcuts

Course Schedule

06/16/23 June 16, 2023
9:00 am
4:30 pm
06/29/23 June 29, 2023
9:00 am
4:30 pm
07/05/23 July 5, 2023
9:00 am
4:30 pm
07/27/23 July 27, 2023
9:00 am
4:30 pm
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**Indicates a course that is only a half day.