Digital Notebook: Microsoft OneNote


OneNote is a digital notebook for capturing and organizing information and data across all of your devices. Jot down your ideas, keep track of classroom and meeting notes, clip from the web, or make a to-do list, as well as draw and sketch your ideas.


You can log in to OneNote from desktop, mobile, or on the web.

Desktop and mobile

  • Download the OneNote app for Windows or Mac.

  • Mobile apps are available for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone 10 from their respective app stores 

On the web

  • Sign in to OneNote using your full email address and password.

  • From any Microsoft-based page, use the Application Launcher (affectionately dubbed “the waffle”) in the upper left corner to access additional Microsoft 356 applications. The Launcher appears in all Microsoft 365 applications and is a quick connection to other Microsoft 365 tools available to you.

Who can access

  • Anyone with a valid OHIO login


  • Write notes anywhere on a OneNote page with few formatting restrictions - click anywhere and type

  • Use your device's pen or your finger to write and draw with multiple types of pens and highlighters

  • Search and find anything in your notes, including handwritten ink and the text in pictures

  • Share your notebooks and notes with colleagues and friends

  • Notes are automatically saved and synced in the cloud, so you always have the latest on all your devices

Best Uses

  • Note-taking for classes or meetings

  • Quickly and easily search for old notes as well as create new notes

  • Collaborate online and see each other’s changes as they happen with real-time coauthoring.

  • Work anywhere, from almost any device.

Additional resources

Join the Collaboration Tools Advisory Community

  • The Collaboration Tools Advisory Community is open to OHIO students, faculty, and staff who have an interest in collaboration tools including chat, remote meetings, intranets, and storage solutions.

Service support

Get help

  • Visit the Technology Help Center ( to get live support, view outages, and browse trainings.


Visit the following Microsoft support page for information about accessibility features available in OneNote:

Ohio University strives to make its digital resources and services accessible to all visitors, including those with disabilities who may also be using assistive technology. If special steps are necessary in order to improve the accessibility of experiences for end-users, those steps must be taken. 
If you experience a barrier that affects your ability to access OHIO websites, videos, online forums, documents, or other information technology, please let us know
For further information about OHIO's digital accessibility resources, see:


The Ohio University Information Security Office strives to educate and empower the University community to appropriately manage risks and protect OHIO’s information and systems. This effort is facilitated through policies, standards, and information security risk management program, as well as other tools and guidance that are provided to the University community. This modern approach creates a safe computing environment in which the University community can teach, learn, and conduct research. 

For additional information about OHIO’s security resources, see:

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