Evernote for Schools

Frequently Asked Questions

I’m a teacher – why should I use Evernote?

Evernote is a great tool for teachers to capture notes, organize lesson plans, collaborate on projects, snap photos of whiteboards, and more, for personal use. Everything you add to your account is automatically synced and made available on all the computers, phones and tablets you use at home or at school. Please note, however, that an individual Evernote service account is not designed or intended to be used by multiple people as a learning management system or school-wide collective database.

I'm a teacher, faculty or administrator is there a version of Evernote for us to collaborate?

Yes. Evernote Business is a great solution for teachers, faculty and administrators. Evernote Business offers the ability to collect, discover and share the ideas, research and know-how that create a productive workplace. Evernote Business includes all the features of Evernote Premium, plus special tools and capabilities designed to facilitate sharing of information among a group within the same enterprise. Evernote Business’s collaboration and user management relies heavily on email. If the majority of your students and faculty don’t have access to email at your school, Evernote might not be the best fit for your organization. You can find additional information about the functionality and feature of Evernote Business here.

To purchase Evernote Business and receive a 75% education discount, please visit our Evernote for Schools page . Discounted pricing is only available for groups of five or more, who select invoicing as the payment option and follow the process outlined on that page.

Can students use Evernote?

Yes. However, as we state in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, we expect that use of Evernote by minors will only be done with the guidance, supervision and consent of their parents and guardians and/or authorized school officials. We rely on parents and guardians to ensure minors only use the Evernote Service if they can understand their rights and responsibilities. The school shall be responsible for obtaining any necessary parental / guardian or other permissions required under applicable laws prior to enabling minors to access or use the Evernote Business Account, as well as retaining such consents on file and providing them to us upon our request. Schools must provide parents / guardians with a copy of our Privacy Policy when obtaining parental / guardian consent.

For educational institutions in the United States, we require the school to be responsible for obtaining the consent of parents / guardians as required by the U.S. Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”). This means you must notify students’ parents / guardians of children under the age of 13 of the personally identifiable information we will collect about such child (as described in our Privacy Policy and obtain the requisite consent from such parent / guardian before Customer permits such child to establish an account or use Evernote Business. When obtaining parental / guardian consent, Customer must provide parents / guardians with a copy of our Privacy Policy. For more information on complying with COPPA, see the Federal Trade Commission’s website. We also caution you to ensure that you are complying with The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act and any local laws and policies the school may be required to follow.

Obtaining proper consent before proceeding with setting-up accounts for children is very important. If we become aware that children under age 13 have created Evernote accounts without such consent, we may be required to delete those accounts in order to be in compliance with COPPA.