Notetaking Services


A DSS Counselor or Leaning Specialist will authorize notetaking services for students who have a verified disability 

Receiving notetaking accommodations ONLINE:

Once you have met with a DSS counselor and have been approved for DSS services, please complete the Request for Note Taking Services Form. For any questions, please contact the NoteTaking coordinator directly- Jonathan Cattarin:

Notetaking Services

Our goal is to provide tools for students to develop their own note taking habits and abilities or to provide students with notes as a means to study lecture material after class. Tools include: 

  • Note Taking Software - Glean.
  • Note Taking Hardware - Smart Pen and notebook.
  • Audio recording devices.
  • Tutorials/ Training on best note taking practices.
  • Student Note Taker.

Notes request procedure:

  1. Visit with Notetaking Services coordinator to discuss note taking services.
  2. Complete a Request for Notetaking Services Notetaking Services form for each term.

The Notetaking form above provides the applicant with important information and will allow them to choose a Note Taking Services accommodation from our most popular options.

Important: Student Note Takers are not guaranteed. Student note takers are volunteers.
Note Taking Requests often take several weeks to be matched up with a note taker.

Notetaking training and development

  • Training: “Study and Note Taking Skills,” presented by Bill Oye, Dean of Student Life
  • Software: NoteTaking Services can offer application recommendations based on your learning style.
  • Hardware: A variety of hardware options are available.

All equipment is checked out by the DSS department


Glean is a webservice that records online lectures and allows you take notes over
the recording. It can also annotate the recording so you can return to it later
to review or fill in your notes.  Getting started with Glean


Audio recording device

Audio recording device is a low-tech solution for auditory learners. Our recording devices are
small, easy to use and battery powered.
Audio Recording device

Echo smart pen

This device can record everything you hear, say and write, and links your audio recordings to
your notes. Packed with useful features, the Echo Smart pen helps you quickly and efficiently
access the formation you need.      Smart pen tutorial

Echo Smart pen

Student Notetakers:

Students interested in being notetakers should contact the note taking coordinator within the first two weeks of each term and within one week of summer session. If you are contacted by phone or email, you should respond as quickly as possible. Any lapse in communication and notes may make you ineligible for compensation.


 Notetakers compensation can be either early registration for the next term or a certificate of volunteerism showing twenty hours of service. Some instructors offer extra points towards an assignment or the final grade for students who volunteer on campus as well.

 NOTE: Notetakers must follow through with their commitment to receive compensation of any kind.