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How do I: Note Taking

This guide covers Information, Media, and Digital Literacy concepts and Digital Citizenship for Gr. 9-12 students, as well as teacher and parents.

Note Taking

Tips for Typing your Notes

MS OneNote

UCDSB provides access to the MS Office 365 for students and staff. 

Learn how to take amazing notes using OneNote here.

Access OneNote by clicking on your email below:

Tips for Typing Notes:
  • Use a keyboard, not a touch-screen for typing lengthy notes
  • Improve your typing speed through practice
  • Learn keyboard shortcuts (examples below)
    • To bold text: Control+B
    • To underline text: Control+U
    • To italicize text: Control+I
    • To create a bulleted list in OneNote: Control+Shift+U
    • To create a numbered list in OneNote: Control+Shift+O
    • To find text: Control+F

Learn more...

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Writing Good Notes

Different Note Taking Methods

Other Note Taking Apps

If you are looking for a non-Microsoft note taking app, try one of these: