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...your very own digital notebook.

Microsoft OneNote makes note-taking fun. It provides a platform where you can organize your notes into sections and pages and share them with others. Users are able to annotate their notes and access them on any device. And you can apply a To-Do tag to can't-miss notes!

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Feature of OneNote include the following:  

  • Share your notebooks
  • Collaborate in realtime 
  • Incorporate photos in your notes
  • Annotate and highlight notes
  • Record audio & video 
  • Create checklists

Sensitive data should not be stored in OneNote at this time.

Please note that the online version of OneNote has a limited feature set.  The differences are explained in this article.  For the full version of OneNote, use the computer client.


Get Set-Up
Online Access to OneNote

You can access OneNote by going to and clicking on the OneNote tile.

Computer Client Installation

OneNote desktop client is available for both PC's and Macs. 

  • PCs on the W&M leasing program - A OneNote client will be installed for you before you receive the computer.  
  • Macs or PCs outside of the leasing program - Contact the Technology Support Center for OneNote installation.
Download the Mobile App

Stay in touch with the OneNote Mobile App!  Search for Microsoft OneNote in the iOS App Store or Google Play Store

Self-Directed Training
OneNote Quick Start Guide

For PC: View or download the OneNote 2016 Quick Start Guide (pdf).

For Mac: View or download the OneNote 2016 Quick Start Guide (pdf).

Microsoft Support Quick Start

Microsoft's support site offers an overview of OneNote features with step-by-step instructions on their OneNote 2016 Quick Start webpage.

Microsoft Video Training 

Select videos related to specific OneNote topics on the OneNote Video Training webpage.

LinkedIn Learning Video Training

For Faculty/Staff:

  • Sign into Cornerstone at
  • Select Browse for Training
  • In the Search bar, search for OneNote
  • Select the appropriate training class


How To's
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Download Data from OneNote

Instructions to download a copy of your OneNote data.


Questions? Contact the Technology Support Center (TSC)
757-221-4357 (HELP) | | Jones 201, Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm