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I have used Evernote for a few years as portfolios and for giving feedback.

I have two 'Plus' accounts as I have set up a notebook for each of my 300+ students.These are shared with them individually via email address. This works fine for them to send work to me, and me to give individual feedback.

It doesn't however work as well if i want to get the same information in form of a note to a whole class or year group, as I have to 'copy to notebook' for each individual student - up to 90 of them. 

I collect my notebooks into stacks for each class and would love to be able to copy to all notebooks in a stack, but I can't see that this is an option.

How do the rest of you solve this issue which must be a very common need for teachers?

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3 hours ago, Teacher Chris said:

I collect my notebooks into stacks for each class and would love to be able to copy to all notebooks in a stack, but I can't see that this is an option.

You seem to have a good setup that's working well.

Its beyond the scope of any collaboration I do, but I could easily script this on my Mac; duplicating a note for all notebooks in the stack

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3 minutes ago, DTLow said:

You seem to have a good setup that's working well.

Its beyond the scope of any collaboration I do, but I could easily script this on my Mac; duplicating a note for all notebooks in the stack

I have never done any scripting. What does that entail?

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2 minutes ago, Teacher Chris said:

I have never done any scripting. What does that entail?

I'm not at my Mac right now but I'll get back to you in a couple of hours

Evernote has a scripting layer in the Mac platform.  It makes use of Mac Applescript.  Documentation here https://dev.evernote.com/doc/articles/applescript.php

For a beginner, it's easier to look at a working script.  I'm estimating the script I'll show you will be 10-20 lines

 

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1 hour ago, Teacher Chris said:

I have never done any scripting. What does that entail?

Here's a quick and dirty script    Untitled.scpt
Warning: There is no qualification on notebooks
- every notebook is selected
- You would want to restrict this; unfortunately Stack is not an option

To run the script59428cbddc875_ScreenShot2017-06-15at06_33_21.png.31532d7e1244623f0d5fc96c419953d2.png

  1. download the script file to your Mac
  2. open the file; this launches the ScriptEditor app
  3. click on the run icon 59428bb423469_ScreenShot2017-06-15at06_29_02.png.167ebc885e0d4ec2e7254b470ff5cb02.png

tell application "Evernote"
       set
theNotes to selection
  
    set theNote to item 1 of theNotes
   
    set theTitle to title of theNote
   
    set theContents to HTML content of theNote

        set
theNotebooks to every notebook
    
    repeat with theNotebook in theNotebooks
    
        create note with html theContents title theTitle notebook theNotebook
    
    end repeat
end tell

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Thanks DTLow! I'm leaving for the day now but will give this a try when I get to work tomorrow. 

I don't understand what you mean by 'no qualification on Notebooks'. 

Is it not strange that this is not included in Evernote as standard? As educators, giving out information to a class is 'everyday'!

I guess that having one notebook for general information that I then share with everyone might be a plan. How many people can share one notebook?

Back tomorrow...

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6 minutes ago, Teacher Chris said:

I don't understand what you mean by 'no qualification on Notebooks'.

The code I gave you was     set theNotebooks to every notebook
I'd want something like         set theNotebooks to every notebook where the name contains "2017"

>>How many people can share one notebook?

Maximum number of people you can share a personal notebook with     

500

https://help.evernote.com/hc/en-us/articles/209005247-What-are-the-system-limits-of-Evernote-

 

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If I understand you correctly... 

  • Go to "notebooks".
  • Right click for drop down menu.
  • Select "add to folder"
  • Select the master folder you want to add that folder to.

You can only create two tiers of folders.

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36 minutes ago, ProgVox! said:

If I understand you correctly... 

  • Go to "notebooks".
  • Right click for drop down menu.
  • Select "add to folder"
  • Select the master folder you want to add that folder to.

You can only create two tiers of folders.

When I right-click on a notebook (Mac), this is a screenshot of what I see594354a6a7989_ScreenShot2017-06-15at20_45_06.png.302ab969f8d6916cfe60c5a7266928fb.png

No folders; Did you mean Stack?

Not clear on how this relates to "Sharing same note with multiple students"

 

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51 minutes ago, ProgVox! said:

To share the same note, 

  • right click
  • more sharing
  • Copy public link

There's a last step.  Distribute the link to each student; email?

This could work better than the OPs idea of a note copy in each student's notebook.  Each student can look after storing the note

 

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Thank you, but as DTLow says, it is the distribution that i am trying to simplify, and as there is already a stack.... 

Ultimately I would like to open 'notes', 'copy to notebook' and be able to check multiple notebooks from the list that comes up, for example by holding down ctrl or shift.

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10 hours ago, Teacher Chris said:

Ultimately I would like to open 'notes', 'copy to notebook' and be able to check multiple notebooks from the list that comes up, for example by holding down ctrl or shift.

Back to my applescript idea.59440589bd43f_ScreenShot2017-06-16at09_20_46.png.2fd88691e438b3fe4f9245cffbfa094c.png
Currently my sample code was      set theNotebooks to every notebook
This could be extended to provide a list of notebooks to select
The screen clip is from a script I use when processing my Inbox

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