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Peer Notetaking

In order to facilitate notetaking accommodations for students with disabilities, AEC invites students to sign up to be peer notetakers. Peer notetakers can receive $25 per credit ($100 for a 4-credit class!) for uploading notes from their own classes.

Sign-up to be a Peer Notetaker

  1. Log in to AEC Connect with your duck ID and password.
  2. Enter your contact information.
  3. Enter the CRNs of each of the classes in which you are currently enrolled.
  4. Read and sign the notetaker agreement.
  5. Verify your classes and submit your class schedule.

If you are assigned to upload notes for one or more of your classes, you will be asked via email to confirm your assignment(s). Make sure to check your @uoregon.edu email address daily.

Uploading Notes

If you are assigned as a notetaker, you must upload notes within 24 hours of each class. On days when no notes are needed (e.g., exam, field trip, group project), upload a document that states the reason. Failure to do so may result in a reduction of payment. Typed notes are preferred, but handwritten notes can also be scanned and uploaded. Click here for information about scanning at the University of Oregon Knight Library.

Follow these steps to upload notes:

  1. Log in to AEC Connect.
  2. Click on the "Notetaker" tab in the upper left-hand corner of the page.
  3. Click “Upload and View Notes” on the left side of the page under “Tools”.
  4. Select the class, the week, and the day the notes were taken.
  5. Select the file and click “Upload Notes”.

All uploads must be less than 5 MB in size and must be in one of the following file formats:

  • Rich Text File (RTF)
  • Text File (TXT)
  • Microsoft Word (DOC or DOCX)
  • Microsoft Excel (XLS or XLSX)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint (PPT or PPTX) (not recommended due to size)
  • PDF Document (Scan with 300 DPI or less)
  • Image (PNG, JPEG, or JPG)

If you get an error message after trying to upload notes, it’s likely because the file size exceeds the 5 MB max. To resolve this issue, try saving the file as a reduced size PDF within Adobe Acrobat by following these steps:

  1. Go to File.
  2. Select Save As Other.
  3. Select Reduced Size PDF.
  4. In the dialogue box that comes up next, make sure the Make Compatible With setting is set to Retain Existing.

You should now end up with a file that is well below 5 MB. If you still receive an error after following these steps or have any questions, please email aecnotetaking@uoregon.edu.

Additional Opportunities

The Accessible Education Center hires many undergraduate and graduate students each academic quarter to meet a range of changing needs. Types of employment opportunities include:

  • Working as a trained transcriber in the classroom
  • Providing individualized physical assistance (i.e. lifting books, assisting in an art class)
  • Reading printed materials
  • Proctoring exams
  • Scanning printed materials
  • Assisting new students with learning their way around campus

Students interested in employment opportunities should connect with the Career Center and look for AEC positions.  Download the application here.