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Note Taking

The Accessible Learning Centre (ALC) provides a note-taking service for registered students with disabilities who have been approved for this classroom accommodation.

Students who are interested in taking notes to help classmates with this accommodation can volunteer to become a note taker

Who Are the Note Takers?

The note takers are students in your classes who have volunteered to share their class notes in a timely manner. Effective note takers are selected for their dedicated class attendance, clear notes and good communication skills.

What Are My Responsibilities?

  • Attend all classes, unless you are unable due to illness. The note-taking service will be withdrawn if there are absences for reasons other than illness.
  • Note takers are a back up to your own notes and cannot be guaranteed for every class.
  • Do not give or sell a note taker's notes to another student.
  • Provide feedback to note takers on ALC online and inform the ALC staff about concerns.
  • Notify the ALC if you drop a course for which you requested a note taker, or if the course notes are available from the instructor.

How Do I Get My Notes?

As an approved note receiver, you will be granted access to a note-taking course on Accessible Learning Online. Once a note taker is found in your course, he or she will post notes in a Accessible Learning Online discussion board for your course. Note takers and note receivers have the option of being anonymous to each other.

Step One

Log in to Accessible Learning Online.

Choose "Notetaking Services" under the "My Accommodation" left-hand navigation.

Step Two

Choose "Available Note(s) for Download (Click to Expand)" to download completed notes.