Tips for Online Learning with Notability


Give interactive online lectures

Connect to a conferencing app, such as Zoom or Google Meet, and broadcast your Notability app to a virtual classroom by using the "Present Screen" function.

Steps for Screen Sharing from your iPad

  1. Connect your iPad to your Mac via a lightning cable.
  2. Open QuickTime on your Mac.
  3. Click on File > New Movie Recording.
  4. Change the source to the name of your iPad. The source can be changed by clicking on the small arrow next to the red recording dot.
  5. When presenting in Google Meet, choose Application Window to share your screen and select QuickTime Player.

Use Notability like a digital whiteboard and present lessons in real time. With Presentation Mode, you can draw, type, scroll/zoom and engage students with tools such as the Laser Pointer. 


Tip: You can use an iOS wireless screen-mirroring app, such as Reflector, to mimic the iPad on your computer screen while presenting via a conferencing app.

Share notes with audio recordings

Record lessons in Notability using your iPad's screen recorder. Share the video online via Youtube or in a shared Google Drive folder, so students can refer back to concepts on their time.

You can also connect your iPad to your Mac via a USB cable and record your iPad screen using Quicktime Player.

Tip: To record your screen with an embedded webcam, Screencastify for Chrome is a simple and free option.


Create assignments for students to complete remotely

Create assignments and exams in Notability and export as a PDF. Students can complete the assignments in Notability and return them in .note format for grading. 

Provide detailed feedback using audio recordings

Have your students submit assignments in .note format, or scan paper assignments using the Document Scanner and record your feedback via the microphone in the toolbar. Using Note Replay will allow your students to see your handwritten notes synced to your voice.


Learn more about how other teachers are using Notability to teach

Check out our Online Learning Series: Advice from Teachers below!