Online Education

A Division of the Office for the Advancement of Teaching & Learning

Writing & Notetaking Resources





Notetaking software that allows you to type, handwrite, record, extract from websites, photograph and draw to make your notes more dynamic. The free version can be installed on two devices.

purdueonlinewritingPurdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Offers over 200 free resources on writing, teaching writing, research writing, grammar and mechanics, ESL (English as a Second Language), and more.

excelsiorExcelsior Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Free writing resource offering support on the writing process, grammar, and more.



Available for Apple devices. Outliner allows you to organize your thoughts, tasks, and projects. You can share and edit your outlines.

Provides a dictionary and thesaurus to help you in the writing process.


myscriptsmartnoteMyScript Smartnote

Available via iTunes or Google Play stores. Task management software that allows you to work across devices and share tasks with colleagues, friends, and family.

Think Big We Do

Copyright © 2017 University of Rhode Island.