Digital Productivity

Interact with the information in each section below.

Virtual Note Taking  

You will find the tips and instructions on this Virtual Note Taking guide helpful. Linked here with the author's permission.

Kepsel, Andrea. (2016, August 21). Virtual Note Taking. MSU Libraries, Michigan State University. Retrieved from http://libguides.lib.msu.edu/enotetaking/gettingstarted

Creating and Managing Note-Taking  

A great way to quickly and efficiently take notes is to use a digital note-taking app, such as Microsoft OneNote, which is included in your Office365.

View this OneNote How-to and Tips e-module to learn how to use OneNote for digital note-taking:

Phase 1 medical students: OneNote Notebooks are available for you to download to your device. The first notebook is set up for Phase 1 Fundamentals weeks 1-5. Each week has a layout of the lectures in alphabetical order by faculty/lecturer name. This is the same layout that is in each week in the Canvas course. 

Notebook Weeks
Fundamentals 1-5
Defenses and Invaders - available soon 1-4
Blood - available soon 1-3
Msk and Integument - available soon 1-4

Features for OneNote include:

  • It's free!
  • Page templates - choose a style to take your notes on
  • Import documents and paste screen shots, and add notes to these
  • Type your notes (some apps have a draw-only option)
  • Audio/video recording
  • Global search -- through all of the notebooks contained within
  • Saves data automatically

Other apps include (there are more available than what is listed here): 

App

iPad or iPad Pro

iPhone

Mac laptop

Android

Windows

Mobile Distractions - Article regarding "10 apps that block mobile distractions"

Note-taking apps

Bamboo Paper

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Notability

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ZoomNotes

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Penultimate (draw, iPad only)

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PDF annotation apps

Drawboard

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GoodReader

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iAnnotate PDF

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LiquidText

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PDF Export

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Image annotation app

Annotable

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Document scanner/Whiteboard capture

JotNotePro

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OfficeLens

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Scanner Pro

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Flashcard apps  

App

iPad or iPad Pro

iPhone

Mac laptop

Android

Windows

Anki

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Firecracker MD

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gFlash

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gWhiz Apps

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Quizlet

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StudyBlue

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Keeping Up with Medical Literature  

Keep up with the latest news and medical articles by adding these apps to your phone (Android and iOS devices).

1. Docphin app

2. Docwire

3. Read by QxMD 

4. Readcube

Cloud Storage Options  

Approved for UNMC use, as noted by UNMC ITS

  • Enterprise Microsoft OneDrive for Business - log in with your UNMC credentials (student.lastname@unmc.edu and password)
  • Each student gets 1 TB of storage through OneDrive. 
  • More information about free Microsoft Office software for students is available on the UNMC ITS website
  • Note: Adobe Creative Cloud storage, Google Docs, Dropbox and personal OneDrive/Box accounts are not approved for UNMC use.