Find answers to frequently asked questions about note-taking accommodations.
Peer Note-taking FAQ
To initiate the process, students must submit a Semester Request and complete the Peer Note-taker Student Request Form each semester. Once these steps are completed, the Note-taking Team will begin the process of locating a note-taker.
Once a note-taker is located, the Note-taking Team will send you instructions on how to obtain notes. All notes can be accessed via the Accommodate Portal.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. The Note-taking Team will work with your current note-taker, or locate a new note-taker if needed.
No, the recruitment process is facilitated by the Note-taking Team to ensure confidentiality. Please be sure to initiate the process through Disability Services as working with your instructor to locate a note-taker does not guarantee confidentiality.
The Note-taking Team will provide you with an update and discuss alternative note-taking options in the event a note-taker is not located.
- Why did Disability Services adopt Glean?
- How do I get started with Glean?
- What if Glean doesn't meet my disability-related needs?
- What are the Student Parameters for Recording Class Lecture?
- What if I am not allowed to record or use my devices in class?
- Is Glean available on all devices?
- Does Disability Services provide training for Glean?
Glean can help alleviate some of the issues experienced by students with peer note-takers, including time needed to identify a peer note-taker, timely access to notes, and differences in note-taking styles. Electronic note-takers like Glean have a number of benefits:
- Provide students with their own ability to enhance notes captured during class
- Provide tools for repetition to aid retention
- Reduce human errors from peer note-sharing
- Allow students to be independent and self-sustaining
- Encourage continued engagement and development of notes
- Create an easy-to-use library of important information for future use in classes and beyond
- Provide a note-taking model that is sustainable and proactive
- Provide a transcription of the audio recorded lecture
Disability Services provides free Glean licenses to students approved for note-taking with their own electronic device. For more information on how to receive your free license, please email email@example.com.
We encourage you to schedule an appointment with your assigned Access Coordinator as soon as possible to review your concerns and discuss your options moving forward.
These student parameters are only applicable for students who are approved for an accommodation by Disability Services that allows them to record class lectures when specific course policy does not otherwise allow recording. These approved accommodations include, but are not limited to note-taking with electronic devices and a digital recorder.
In the majority of cases, your accommodation for note-taking with your own electronic device will override any course policy. However, in rare instances, you may be asked not to record specific courses for reasons provided to you by the Disability Services office.
Please contact your assigned Access Coordinator immediately if an instructor refuses to honor your accommodation.
Yes, Glean is available on all devices with internet capabilities.
Disability Services will be offering training and information sessions on Glean, Smartpens, and other note-taking technology options available to students. Please check our events page for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org to ask about training events. Additionally, Glean offers a Skills Portal with additional resources on how to use the tool.
No, Disability Services does not cover the cost of Smartpens or have any on hand for students. Students who choose to use Smartpens will need to purchase them on their own.