Note Taking Provisions

Note taking provisions may include copies of lecture notes, overheads, power point presentations (provided prior to lecture), and access to notes provided by a volunteer. Assistive Technology may be used to facilitate note-taking. See also: Note Taking Instructions.

  • Provide a copy of lecture notes, overheads, power point presentations (prior to lecture), or access to notes provided by a volunteer.
  • If required, you may have the student sign an Agreement for Receiving Course Lecture Materials before receiving copies of your lecture notes.
  • Only make an announcement for a volunteer if it is requested by the student. Please keep the student's identity confidential. During the announcement, you can ask students who are interested in sharing their notes to come to the front of the room after class. At that time, the student can self identify to the volunteers, discuss needs, select a volunteer, and give the volunteer the note-taking paper that is provided by the DSO.
  • If a volunteer cannot be found after two announcements, please ask the student to contact DSO.
  • The Assistive Technology staff may also implement technology, such as a recording device, to facilitate note-taking.
  • Inform your instructor if you would like an anonymous announcement made to recruit a volunteer, or if you are using audio recording technology.
  • Obtain assistive technology and/or carbonless notebooks and note taker instructions from the DSO front desk to give to your volunteer note takers. 
  • Meet with volunteer note takers after class to provide a carbonless notebook, instructions for note taking, and contact information (exchange email addresses). Provide additional note-taking paper to the volunteer as needed.
  • In the event of notetaker absense, always carry back up methods such as note taking paper, recorder, etc.
  • If requested, sign a DSO Agreement for Receiving Course Lecture Materials and bring the form to the Instructor.
  • If requested by the instructor, sign a DSO Agreement for Recording Lectures and Discussions for any course in which a recording device will be utilized and return it to the instructor.
  • Contact your instructor and the DSO if you have any questions or concerns.
  • You are still expected to take notes during class even if you are using note-taking provisions. The note-takers notes should be used to supplement your own notes for the class. Note-taker services are only available for students who are in attendance or for those who have a disability-related absence.
  • Supply carbonless notebooks and instructions for the student to give to the volunteer.
  • Supply assistive technology and training