8.32. Student Notes Tool

The Student Notes tool allows students to highlight and make notes about what they read in the body of the course.

Image of a course page that includes highlighted text and a student note


The Student Notes tool is available for text, including text in HTML components. However, the tool is currently not available for discussions, exercises, video transcripts, or PDF documents.

Students can access their notes either in the body of the course or on a Notes tab. On the Notes tab, a student can see all the notes that the student has made during the course. It also contains links to the location of the notes in the course content.

The Student Notes page listing all the notes a student has made in the course

For detailed information about the ways students can use student notes, see SFD Student Notes.

8.32.1. Enable the Student Notes Tool

The Student Notes tool is disabled by default. You enable or disable student notes on the Advanced Settings page in Studio.


If you disable student notes after students have made notes in your course, students cannot access the notes that they have made.

To enable or disable the Student Notes tool, follow these steps.

  1. On the Settings menu, click Advanced Settings.
  2. In the Enable Student Notes field, enter true to enable notes, or enter false to disable notes.
  3. At the bottom of the page, click Save Changes.

The page refreshes automatically. At the top of the page, you see a notification that your changes have been saved.