We're using Teams+Class Notebook for our online classes.

Here's how you set it up...

Our online classes are powered by Microsoft Teams and OneNote. Whether you are attending the lessons onsite or online, you should set up your Number Skill school account because our online classes are not just a Zoom meeting.

Main features of Teams and OneNote

  • Allow us to monitor the student's work in real-time. It is as good as having the tutor next to the student and watching as the student writes on OneNote.
  • Students will have the archive of all the Whiteboard. There is no need to worry about copying from the board anymore. Each student will have his/her own copy of the Whiteboard in OneNote.
  • Homework can be submitted by writing directly in OneNote or by taking photos into OneNote and tutors can mark and annotate directly on it.
  • Discussions can continue outside lesson time in Teams. It's not just a WhatsApp group chat. Students and tutors can post questions and members can answer each other using annotations or text.
  • The recording of each lesson is accessible in Teams. Miss part of the lesson because you were late? You can now easily catch up on what you missed.
  • Not to mention the superior audio and video quality of Teams and much more...

Anyway, what you need to do is to follow the simple steps below and you will be able to get on to the Number Skill online experience! See you on the other side! cool

Step 1: Prepare your devices

You will need TWO devices to join the online class effectively. Both devices will be needed during the online class.

  1. A laptop or a desktop computer with a camera, microphone and speaker. You will use this device to join the online class. We do not recommend using a phone for this purpose as the screen on a phone will be too small to see the digital board.
  2. An iPad or a tablet with a stylus to write with. You will use this device to write your workings and the teacher will be able to read what you are writing in real-time. It can be an iPad, a Samsung Tab or a Microsoft Surface for example.

If you do not have a tablet with a stylus, then you will need to use a smartphone. You can write your workings on paper and take pictures of your work using your smartphone directly onto OneNote. The teacher will still be able to read what you’ve written but only after you’ve taken the pictures.

Step 2: Log into your account

Go to www.office.com on your browser such as Chrome or Edge (we do not recommend Safari).

If you are using Safari, do note that you will not have the option to download and install the app via the browser. You will need to download and install the desktop apps from the App Store before logging in.

Log into your Number Skill account using the credentials that were sent to you.

You will be asked to change your temporary password when you log in the first time.

Step 3: Install Teams

After you logged into your account, you will see a list of Microsoft 365 apps on the left panel.

These are all the apps available to you as long as you are enrolled as a student.

Click on Teams.

If you do not have Microsoft Teams installed on your device, you will have the option to install the Desktop App. If you already have Teams for School installed, please select the option “Open in Desktop App.”

If you are using Safari as your browser, Teams will be opened in the browser. To open Teams in Desktop App, you have to install Microsoft Teams first and then select “Open in Desktop App.” You can install Microsoft Teams from the Apple App Store.

Step 4: Install OneNote

After you logged into your account, you will see a list of Microsoft 365 apps on the left panel.


Click on OneNote.

If you are using a Windows device, OneNote is already installed in Windows.

Click on OneNote. OneNote will open in the browser.

Click on “Shared with me”.

You will see your Class Notebook.

Click on the “three dots,” select “Open” and “Open in Desktop App” to open your Class Notebook in OneNote.

How to join a lesson?

We strongly recommend that you use your desktop or laptop for our live lessons (or meetings).

  1. On the left panel, you will see a button for "Calendar." Click on "Calendar."

  2. On the calendar panel, click on "Work week" at the top right corner and select "Week" so that you can see Saturday and Sunday.

  3. Click on the lesson you want to join on the calendar. You can check the details. Click on "Join" on the top right corner to join the lesson (or meeting).
How to submit a photo of my work during lesson?

You will have to send your work to your tutor during the lesson so that the tutor can monitor your progress and give you feedback accordingly.

You can take a photo of your work and send it via OneNote or if you have a laptop that supports a stylus pen (Surface or Apple Pencil), you can write directly onto your OneNote app.

Click here for the video.

To take a photo and submit via OneNote.

  1. Open up your OneNote app on your phone and tap on "Classwork."
  2. Tap on a new page (or Untitled page).
  3. Key in the date and details of that lesson. Tap on the blank space below and tap on the camera icon to start your camera.
  4. You can crop, rotate and annotate on your photo before sending. Sorry, no filters. This is not Instagram ok!
    Tap on "Done" to upload your work.

This is how you will submit your homework as well.