Add students to a Class Notebook in OneNote

Each student in your Class Notebook shares access to the notebook’s Content Library and Collaboration Space. Their notebook also contains a private workspace only you share.

Students need a Microsoft 365 account at your school before you can add them.

  1. Sign in to with the log-in provided by your school.

    Tip: If you don't see the Class Notebook app right away, click on All Apps to find it.

  2. Select Class Notebook, then Add or remove students in the Class Notebook Wizard.

    OneNote Class Notebook Wizard with icons to Create a class notebook, Add or remove students, Add or remove teachers, and Manage notebooks.

  3. Select the notebook you're adding students to.

  4. Type in a student name, email address, or group name to add student(s) from your school.

    Add student names in Class Notebook for OneNote.

    Tip: Separate a list of students with semi-colons.

  5. Confirm the students with access to your Class Notebook.

  6. Click Update.

The student(s) you added will receive an email with a link to their notebook.


  • When using a OneNote Class/Staff Notebook created via Microsoft Teams, you cannot add/remove Students or members using the Class Notebook Wizard online.

  • Notebook members must be added/removed via Microsoft Teams.

Learn more

Visit the Getting Started page or our interactive OneNote Class Notebook training for more details about managing Class Notebook.

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