If you would like to request note-taking accommodations, please contact your assigned access coordinator. If you do not know who your access coordinator is, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org using your CU Boulder email account to request that information.
Students can request an in-class note-taker to share lecture notes from their courses. Once a student note-taker is assigned, you will receive an email invitation to a Course Notes folder in your CU Google Drive. Login using your CU Identikey and password to access the shared folder. From here, you can download the notes provided by your note-taker.
Students can receive a free license to use Sonocent, a note-taking tool that puts the student in control of their own notes. This software captures audio and visualizes phrases into chunks, which can be color highlighted, annotated and organized. The software enables students to effectively engage with class content in real-time and makes it easy for them to come back to review important information later on.
Sonocent is available for desktop (Windows and Mac) and mobile applications (iOS and Android), enabling students to take notes on their preferred device.
Students can choose from a variety of note-taking options. Students who choose to use alternative note-taking methods will be responsible for acquiring and maintaining their own technology. CU Boulder does not cover the cost of Smartpens or applications other than Sonocent.
LiveScribe Smartpens record audio and written notes from lectures. The two are synced for convenient playback. Notes from the Smartpen can be stored and played back using a number of applications, including Evernote and Google Docs. Learn more about LiveScribe Smartpens.
OneNote is a free note-taking application included with Microsoft Office that allows students to record audio notes, insert online videos, add files, annotate notes, draw, type and more. The application also allows students to highlight important information and 'to-do' items. Stay organized by sorting your notes into different notebooks, sections and pages for easy access. Learn more about OneNote.
Evernote is similar to OneNote. It allows you to easily organize and find information, scan documents, create note templates, tag important information and more. Learn more about Evernote.
Students can combine handwriting, typing, photos and more to create customizable notes. Students can also upload PDF files to add information and annotate. Save your notes within Notability or share it to your Google Drive, AirDrop, Dropbox or email. Learn more about Notability.
Please note: Notability is only available to Apple users (Mac, iOS).