Note taking software

While you can take notes with any word processing software, or even on paper, special note taking software exists that helps make your notes more useful and effective, such as by linking your written notes and audio recordings of the session. Once you have created your notes, you can store them online and access them from any device and in any location, as well as add additional information to them over time. This section will include Sonocent Audio Notetaker and Microsoft OneNote.

Sonocent Audio Notetaker

Sonocent Audio Notetaker - is designed to help you capture audio, text and slides in a single workspace. It is a three step process which allows you to record your lectures, seminars etc. annotate the content for ease of reuse and then engage with the material as the important elements have already been identified.

How to access

Sonocent is a free software tool, which can be accessed from AppsAnywhere.

Why use Sonocent Audio Notetaker?

Using Sonocent Audio Notetaker

The following four videos introduce you to the basic elements of Audio Notetaker. Once you have become familiar with these elements and start to use the software further help is available within the software itself.

1. Capture
2. Annotate
3. Review
4. Engage

Audio Notetaker - now you can record your teaching sessions!

Introduction to Microsoft OneNote

OneNote software allows you to organise your work into digital notebooks that can be shared across devices using OneDrive for cloud storage. These digital notebooks can include text, pictures, video and audio recordings, and are ideal for assignment organisation or revision notes. As OneNote is a Microsoft product it is easy to gather material from Word and PowerPoint, by linking back to products. Using OneNote allows you develop efficient workflow practices and its function of saving automatically means less information is lost!

How to access

Microsoft OneNote is part of the Office 365 package, which all students and staff can download for free. This will give you the latest version of Microsoft OneNote.

LinkedIn Learning course

LinkedIn Learning offer a course which will show you how to use the Office 365 version of OneNote 2016 to create, edit, and save notes and keep your information organised. The functions covered include copying and pasting content, attaching files, searching notebooks and converting handwriting to type.

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