Wattle

New Digital User Manual for Wattle

The Problem: Wattle User Guide content

After the Wattle upgrade to 3.9, it became apparent that there is a vast amount of User Support Content out there, some of it not always up to date. There is also a clear need that many Wattle users have expressed for a “One-Stop-Shop” solution for all Wattle User Guide/Support content. 

The Solution: Digital User Manual

We decided to trial a digital User Manual for Wattle using Microsoft OneNote to address these issues. We have set up the manual as a Notebook within OneNote – something that can best be described as a “Digital lever arch file” which allows for different Sections with multiple Pages each. 

This digital notebook is stored in a SharePoint site as a cloud-based file, which means that you can always access the Notebook and it’s always up to date. It also means that any User Guide Contributors can edit and update the User Guides without breaking any links while republishing content. 

Where to find the Wattle Manual?

It is always best to first visit the specific System’s Services page. In this case, visit https://services.anu.edu.au/information-technology/software-systems/wattle

The Wattle Sytems page will give you a brief overview of the System with links to the User Guide content towards the right of the window. 

Screenshot Wattle guide
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Should you require any support, always contact your Local College Support Staff

Learn more about Microsoft OneNote

If you want to learn more about using OneNote, you can check the Microsoft OneNote site. LinkedIn Learning also has two very useful courses about OneNote which you can access through the ANU login :

  1. OneNote 2016 Essential training and
  2. Learning OneNote for the Web (Office365)

February 2021


Liane Joubert is a Learning Environment Officer in the Education Communities and Environments (ECE) team – one of the three teams within the ANU Centre for Learning & Teaching (CLT) 

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