Microsoft OneNote and Organizational Skills

  • Duration 1 days
  • Price $225
  • Certifications N/A
  • Exams N/A

This course is taught using Microsoft Office 2016, which covers versions 2013 and 2016, as well as the interface with Office 365.

Course Overviewadd_circle_outline

This one-day course is provides students, educators, or business users of a desktop version of Microsoft Office 2013/2016 to productively use the key components of the Microsoft Office OneNote application on a desktop, laptop, or Microsoft Windows 10 tablet device, when working in or away from the primary office or study environment.

This course also provides the basic skills needed to organize your home and office. Focal points include the organization of information, time, and communication. Outlook and Windows 10 will be the primary tools used, with an introduction to OneDrive and integration of OneNote.

Course Objectivesadd_circle_outline

In this course, you will develop digital note-taking, note-collaboration, and note synchronizing skills with Microsoft OneNote, which will allow you to create and update notes; manage lists and outlines; search; add content including voice memos, pictures, and video; take notes in online meetings; and interact with other Microsoft software programs.

You will:

  • Explore the structure of a OneNote notebook.
  • Add content to and organize a OneNote notebook.
  • Manage OneNote notebooks, history, and backups.
  • Work with Excel spreadsheets and embedded files.
  • Share and collaborate with notebooks.
  • Finalize a notebook.
  • Time management methods
  • Principles of "Getting Things Done" (GTD)
  • Keeping your PC organized
  • Cloud Services and Organization
Target Audienceadd_circle_outline

This course is intended for individuals from a variety of fields who want to learn to organize and manage their skills so that they can perform more effectively. The audience includes students, educators, business users, and knowledge workers in a variety of roles and fields who have competence in a desktop-based installation of the Microsoft Office productivity suite, and who are now incorporating digital note-taking and note collaboration with Microsoft OneNote into their organizational regimen.

Course Outlineadd_circle_outline

Exploring Notebook Structure

  • Navigate the OneNote Environment
  • Use Predesigned Templates for OneNote Notebooks
  • Customize the User Interface within OneNote

Adding Content and Formats to a OneNote Notebook

  • Modify Formatting in a Notebook
  • Add Audio and Video to a Notebook
  • Add Quick Notes and Links
  • Use Tags, Symbols, Drawing Tools, and Pen Options

Managing OneNote Notebooks, History, and Backups

  • Save and Export Content and Use Alternate File Types
  • Manage Notebook Recycle Bins and Backups

Working with Excel Spreadsheets and Embedded Files

  • Work with Excel Spreadsheets
  • Work with Embedded Files

Sharing and Collaborating with Notebooks

  • Send a Notebook and Use Outlook Integration
  • Share and Collaborate on Notebooks

Finalizing a Notebook

  • Finalize a Notebook Using Proofing and Print Settings
  • Configure Notebook Settings, Properties, and Security
  • Organize and Search Notebooks

Time Management

  • Organizational Diversity
  • Benefits of Organization
  • Planning and prioritizing

Getting Things Done (GTD)

  • GTD Explained
  • Collecting
  • Processing
  • Organizing
  • Reviewing
  • Executing

Keeping your PC Organized

  • Desktop Environment
  • File Organization
  • Multitasking in Windows

Cloud Services and Organization

  • What is The Cloud?
  • Cloud Storage Options
  • Connecting and Synchronizing Desktop and Mobile Devices

Knowledge of and experience using the Microsoft Windows 8/8.1/10 Operating System environment.

To ensure your success, we recommend that you have a good understanding of how to use the Microsoft Office (2010 or later) productivity suite. Specific tasks that the students should be able to perform include: launching and closing applications, navigating basic file structures, and managing files and folders.

  • If this is your first Microsoft Office course, send an email to to request the Windows 10 pretest to ensure that you will be able to navigate successfully the Windows 10 environment.
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