OneNote for Organization and Collaboration - Guest Blog Post

Who better to speak to using OneNote for Organization and Collaboration than the eLearning Contributor who developed the training herself?

Guest Blog Post by Teresa Potter, eLearning Contributor

There are a lot of note-taking applications available, each boasting an easy way to collect information. However, one of the points many of these programs miss is powerful tools to organize that information. Microsoft OneNote has not made this mistake.
Microsoft OneNote provides a powerful tool to collect, organize, and reference information in a wide variety of formats. It allows you to type and paste information and media anywhere you would like on the page. The formatting is much more fluid than a word processing program. You can create pages, sections, and groups of sections to organize your information, and you can even create entirely new notebooks to gather your information. You can also attach documents right to your pages. Students can attach a Powerpoint presentation they gave and then reflect on their work all on the same page, and the attachment becomes part of the OneNote notebook. OneNote also allows you to create audio and video recordings and to play them back within OneNote.

All of these features make OneNote a powerful tool for the classroom. Teachers can use OneNote to organize their personal lessons, or to share lessons with other teachers. They can also use OneNote to publish information for their students, helping them with flipped classroom or paperless classroom initiatives. The multimedia and attachment tools are prefect for students to collect their work in a portfolio and then reflect on their learning.

The best part is that OneNote is free on all your devices. Learn more in the OneNote for Organization and Collaboration training course.

Survey Shows Training and Support Remain Top Issues Among IT Officials

Inside Higher Ed  recently published an article regarding recent survey results from the Campus Computing Project that show training and support for faculty, staff, and students are still a top issue for IT officials.

The article states, “The top four priorities of the 2014 survey, chosen by about three-quarters of the chief information officers and other IT officials who responded to the survey, all relate to services such as helping faculty and students use technology in and outside the classroom and hiring capable IT staffers. Those priorities are consistent among all sectors of higher education, from community colleges to private research universities.”

Have a Training Request?

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Right now, a badging feature, having campus-uploaded Custom Training appear in general search results, and a way to quickly access recent training are all popular topics that users have posted. If any of these strike your fancy, go to to vote to support an idea or make your own training or feature recommendation!

The Windows XP Apocalypse

According to a recent USA Today article, Microsoft® plans to discontinue support for their ever-popular Windows® XP operating system in early April.
The many folks who still rely on Windows XP will have their own major concern to deal with in a few weeks. On April 8, XP reaches the end of the line. No, your XP computer won't suddenly blow up on that date. But it does mean that official support from Microsoft ceases. Microsoft will no longer issue patches or system updates to protect the machine against viruses, spyware and other malware that could result in crashes, or worse, the theft of personal information. If you run into any other kinds of snags, you won't be able to call Microsoft for technical assistance.

Student Technology Training: A Need Not a Want

The modern day college student is used to having information at their fingertips at a moment's notice; the days of card catalogs and microfiche are becoming a thing of the past. Today, students can find information in a few clicks, and they have come to expect it. Atomic Learning can help. How?

Computing Literacy Basics Training

Are you or are people on your campus new to computers? Everyone was a beginner at one point. This online training series will teach you the basics about using your computer with topics ranging from double clicking with your mouse to setting up an email account and even how to transfer photos from your camera to your hard drive. See the whole series on our website here.

New to Atomic Learning - Office Suite 2013 What's New Training

Take a look at many of the new changes that have been made to Microsoft® Office® Suite 2013, specifically Word®, Excel®, and PowerPoint®. Not only has the user interface changed, but Office 2013 also includes many new features and commands that will allow you to customize your environment and help you become more productive. This online training series will give you a jump start on getting acquainted with the new look and features in Office Suite 2013.