Access to Class Notes
Having access to quality notes is an integral part of learning. If note-taking presents a barrier for you, there are good options for you to explore.
There are many ways to take your own notes independently and effectively. You may consider:
- Recording the class using a digital recorder or other recording device. Consider the Livescribe Pen that allows you to record a lecture and sync your own notes to the audio recording. To try out a Livescribe Pen, please contact an Access Consultant or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Learn about apps and technology available to support your note-taking here.
- You are welcome to work individually with instructors/classmates to access class notes. As you build relationships with faculty and other students in class, this might be easier than working through DRC.
Class Notes Provided by Instructor
Faculty often provide class notes to their students. They may use the following methods to provide notes to all students or only to those students using accommodations:
- Post notes to D2L including Power Point slides, outlines, and study guides.
- Record lecture via Panopto and share.
- Recruit a volunteer note-taker to share his/her class notes.
If an instructor is providing notes, this is your accommodation. Even when your instructor provides notes, you are encouraged to take your own notes to enhance your learning. You may consider the following technology to support your note-taking.
If you believe you do not have access to notes or have questions about class notes:
If you believe you do not have access to notes or have questions about class notes, please connect with an Access Consultant via email, phone, or drop-in hours or email email@example.com. If a barrier still exists, an Access Consultant will arrange a note-taker or another accommodation with your instructor. Please let us know as soon as possible if you believe access to class notes or materials is not in place.