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You can use notes to ask your instructor questions. See the article on Asking Your Instructor a QuestionQuestions, Viewing Answers, Adding Notes to learn more.

Tools to Categorize Notes

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Students can choose to share notes with each other. See the article on Collaborating with Others for instructions on sharing your notes with your classmates.

Filters for Finding Particular Kinds of Notes

MOVIE: The Viewing and Filtering Notes training video walks you through the following information step-by-step.

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When you click the page options button 

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3dots.pngImage Added and select the View all notes button

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View_all_notes.pngImage Added, the notes summary view appears with all the notes in the material. Here you can filter the list of notes to include those that:

  • Exist on a particular page in the material
  • Were written by you
  • Were written by your instructor
  • Have specific tags
  • Were written by particular classmates (this option appears only if your classmates have shared notes with you)

You can print or export your notes, for example, to create a printed study guide. The filter you apply to the notes you are viewing in the notes summary view also determines which notes you print or export.

Viewing Notes

You can view your instructor's notes, your own notes, and the notes that your classmates share with you. You have three options for viewing notes. You can:

  1. Click the highlight on the page. When you click the highlight, a pop-up window appears with the note. Notes that apply to the whole page do not have a highlight, so use one of the other two methods to see a complete list of notes for the material.
  2. While reading the course material, click the View all notes button in the page options menu to display the notes summary view. Click the close button close_button.pngImage Removed close_button.pngImage Added again to close the notes summary view and go back to reading.
  3. While viewing the list of all your materials in the Courses view, click the notes indicator that appears just below the title.

From the notes summary view you can create a note by clicking the Add Note button add_note.pngImage Removed add_note.pngImage Added at the top of the screen.

 

NOTE: You can edit your own notes wherever you view them. On the notes summary view, look for the pencil iconpencil_icon.pngImage Removedpencil_icon.pngImage Addedto make changes.

Taking Notes on Text

MOVIE: The Creating Highlights and Notes training video walks you through the following information step-by-step.

Use these steps to take notes on a passage in the text:

  1. Go to the page in the materials where you want to take notes.
  2. Click and drag your mouse to highlight the text that you want to take notes about.
  3. (Optional) Click the highlight.
    A window appears where you can choose to do any of the following:
    • Change the highlight color.
    • Type a note in the Note text field.
    • Enter tags separated by commas to categorize the note. You can filter your notes later based on the tags.
    • Select the Post as a question? checkbox to make this note appear as a question to your instructor. See Asking Your Instructor a QuestionQuestions, Viewing Answers, Adding Notes.
  4. Click Save.

Taking Notes on a Page

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  1. Open the course material where you want to take notes.
  2. Click the page options button 3dots.pngImage Removed3dots.pngImage Added and select the View all notes button View_all_notes.pngImage RemovedView_all_notes.pngImage Added.
    The notes summary view appears.
  3. Click the Add Note button add_note.pngImage Removed add_note.pngImage Added.
    The Edit Note window appears.
  4. Enter the page number in the Page Number field.
  5. Type your note in the Note field.
  6. Leave the Add cited material section empty for notes that apply to the whole page.
  7. (Optional) Enter tags separated by commas to categorize the note. You can filter notes based on the tags.
  8. (Optional) Change the Color label.
  9. (Optional) Toggle the Post this note as a question? switch to make this note appear as a question to your instructor. See Asking Your Instructor a QuestionQuestions, Viewing Answers, Adding Notes.
  10. Click Add Note.

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See the article on Collaborating with Others for instructions on sharing your notes.

Printing or Exporting Notes

MOVIE: The Viewing and Filtering Notes training video walks you through the following information step-by-step.

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After you have used the filter tools to determine which notes you want to see, use these steps to print the notes or export the notes to a CSV file:
  1. Open the course material from which you want to print or export notes.
  2. Click the page options button 3dots.pngImage Removed3dots.pngImage Added and select the View all notes button View_all_notes.pngImage RemovedView_all_notes.pngImage Added.
    The notes summary view appears.
  3. Use the filter tools on the left to determine which notes appear in the list.
  4. Click the Print button to print the notes.
  5. Click the Export button to export the notes in a CSV file, which can be opened in Microsoft Excel or other spreadsheet programs.