Wrestling with Canvas and OneNote

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I am having difficulty connecting OneNote and Canvas.  The steps look correct but then when I try to access OneNote from Canvas it asks me to create a brand new notebook.  This is generally not working for me, but I do have two specific questions that will help me.  I used the Video OneNote Class Notebook and Canvas Integration - OneNote Desktop - YouTube 

1. Can I integrate the notebook before I have students in my course?  When trying to make an assignment one note tells me I have no students and then just ignores my request.

2.  Can OneNote connections to transferred or easily regenerated when we copy a course from a template to specific sections?

Our sections close quickly after the course.  I have materials that I want students to have accessible in other courses so I thought OneNote would be a help.  But not if I can't get it set up.

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