You have so many methods of note taking available to you.
If you want advice on how to take notes then you might like our guide to note taking.
This can be seen as the traditional method for taking notes. obvious advantages are that it is pretty low tech and can be done anywhere but there are some drawbacks. If you have a lots of notes then will start to amass lots of paper. For many people this can be both hard to organise and cumbersome to carry around. so what are the advantages of going digital?
OneNote is available as part of your Future Facing Learning Toolkit. Here are some instructional videos on how to use it.
Many of your lectures may now be recorded using panopto for you to rewatch. These will be made available through your Blackboard module.
There are two scenarios where audio recording might be a great option.
Here a is short video of how to add audio clips to you notes using OneNote.
Word, PowerPoint and Excel
If you want to save to your OneDrive on your iPad from Word, PowerPoint or Excel.
There are many ways to make your devices more accessible. This page offers sources of guidance and useful apps that may be useful in your studies.
Disability Services offer advice on learning support apps.
The Global Accessibility Reporting Intiative (GARI) website also has a list of useful applications.
You can filter or limit these by support for hearing / speech / vision / cognition.
The British Dyslexia Association also has a useful list of accessibility applications that may benefit a wide range of users and not just those with Dyslexia.
The following mind mapping apps available from Apps Anywhere may be useful when planning your work.
Please note that most apps are only available on Windows operating systems.
Inspiration supports users in organising their ideas graphically with diagrams, outlines and mind maps. It helps to develop critical thinking, planning and organisational skills during learning.
Xmind is a mind mapping and brainstorming software. It can be used to capture ideas, clarify thinking, manage complex information, and promote team collaboration.
It supports mind maps, fishbone diagrams, tree diagrams, organization charts, spreadsheets, etc. Normally, it is used for knowledge management, meeting minutes and task management. Meanwhile, XMind can save to Evernote.