Note: This blog entry was originally published at TCEA.org Technotes Blog! TCEA.org is a non-profit education organization. Check it out at http://www.tcea.org/blog. In the interests of full disclosure, Miguel Guhlin serves as a Director of Professional Development; find out more about his work at http://ly.tcea.org/connect.
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Looking for an easy way to encrypt and protect data stored in OneNote? Fortunately, OneNote provides encryption when you password protect a section:
Passwords can be applied only to notebook sections, not to entire notebooks. Passwords are case-sensitive. Make sure that the Caps Lock key is off before you create or enter a password. OneNote uses encryption to secure password-protected sections. (Source)
OneNote’s Password protected section offers a few benefits:
- AES 128 bit encryption protects any pages you’ve created inside of the passworded section.
- Microsoft is reported to use the local cryptography built-into Windows operating system.
- Passworded sections placed on the web (shared online via OneNote Online) require the end-user to enter a password to get access.
- OneNote uses encryption to secure password-protected sections. If you forget your password, no one will be able to unlock your notes for you (not even Microsoft Technical Support). So take care when assigning passwords to your notebook sections and when changing them.
Here are some additional solutions I would encourage you to add if you’re going to use any Microsoft product:
- Encrypt your Onenote page content with Secure Space Encryptor (SSE)
- Encrypt files with the File/Folder Encryption Tool
- Encrypt text with the Text Encryptor
- Use Keepass for Windows, Mac, or GNU/Linux to store confidential information. The database file itself is encrypted with AES-256 so you can add it as a file attachment.
Question: Hi all, I’m trying to get our teachers to share LPs with admin using OneNote, but I’m having such a hard time because its asking teachers for a sign in AND it won’t take our work emails…any ideas as to what I’m doing wrong?
A common problem for most folks new to Microsoft and Office 365 is trying to understand when to use their Office 365 account (work email account) vs their personal, Microsoft account. Here’s my 18min video on using Onenote for lesson plans. I address Microsoft vs Office365 login issues, as well as some ideas. If viewers have other suggestions, make a video and share it! I’d love to feature it! https://youtu.be/O7KEhfhQQSw
Really, it’s a terrible video. What would you have said?
Question: Office 365/OneNote question: Some of our teachers click on the OneNote app within O365 but instead of taking them to a list of all their notebooks, it automatically opens up their @sites notebook. The only way for them to access a different notebook is by clicking on a direct link someone has shared with them. Has anyone else experienced this? Or now a fix?
Over the last few months, I feel quite comfortable working with OneNote. Just today, I moved my Sharepoint OneNote notebooks to a Microsoft based OneDrive. The reason why is the subject of another blog entry, but when I read the question above, I thought I would suggest the following approach that has worked for me. What would have been your response?
Are you trying to open a OneNote Notebook in OneNote 2016, and it’s not working? Try this approach:
1) Close out all Notebooks in OneNote 2016.
2) Remove all accounts in OneNote 2016
3) Add the account you use to login to OneDrive online.
4) Go to your internet browser, then go to OneDrive for Business (Sharepoint).
5) Open the OneNote Notebook stored at OneDrive for Business in OneNote Online.
6) Click on OPEN IN ONENOTE and then choose OneNote 2016.
7) Give the notebook time to sync to your computer.
8) When done synching, the Notebook should be ready to go.
That approach aside, working with OneNote 2016 is a pure joy. I enjoy working with OneNote and I’m migrating much of my work from a Google Sites (old version) to a OneNote Online notebook (http://tinyurl.com/mgconnect). Find out more about my efforts online.
When you connect to a global network of learners, you have to expect gems to pop up from moment to moment. In fact, I took a quick glance at my phone earlier today and saw the following from fellow educator, Steve Morgan.