After launching a tool that allowed educators to digitally distribute course content to students last year, Microsoft is now launching a utility called OneNote Staff Notebook for Education to "cultivate and manage educator collaboration at the district and school level."
The tool, which works in a similar way as the OneNote Class Notebook, lets staff leaders such as principals, administrators or teaching heads create personalized workspaces and share them with fellow staff members. The shared workspaces can then be used to organize and track staff meetings, plan school-wide initiatives, chart student progress, create lesson plans and more. The service syncs via Office 365 or SharePoint 2013, with shared content accessible to members across all platforms on which OneNote is available.
"OneNote Staff Notebook, like OneNote Class Notebook, is an app for Office 365 that lets an education staff leader quickly set up a personal workspace for every staff member or teacher, a content library for shared information and a collaboration space for everyone to collaborate—all within one powerful notebook. With a Staff Notebook, administration and staff can save time, become more organized and collaborate more effectively."
Microsoft has launched guides through which staff leaders can take full advantage of OneNote Staff Notebook. There are also guides tailored for teachers that highlight how educators can get the most out of OneNote.
For those not in the education sector looking for similar integration, Microsoft has announced that it is working on bringing a business-oriented version of the OneNote Staff Notebook in the coming months.
Source: Office Blogs