- Microsoft on Wednesday announced a new teacher assistance app within its Office 365 suite.
- Educators can set up individual notebooks for each student, a shareable classroom library of digital documents, and group collaboration spaces with OneNote Class Notebook Creator, which is hosted by SharePoint Online.
- The news comes two months after Google launched "Classroom," a K-12 and higher education LMS.
One thing setting Microsoft's new app apart from Google is the fact that "Classroom" is free, while Office 365 for Education suite requires a subscription. OneNote Class Notebook Creator can be downloaded from the Office Store free of charge for Office 365 subscribers.
Beyond Google and Microsoft, there are already a bevy of LMS providers, including Blackboard, D2L, Instructure, Moodle, and Kickboard.