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.

Signing 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. 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. Positions include:

Computer-Based Notetaker
Computer-Based Notetaking (CBN) is an accommodation provided by the AEC to eligible students. Computer-Based Notetakers are hourly employees who attend classes and type notes on a laptop for a student taking the class.
Individual Assistant
This position provides support that may include attending class with a student and providing behavioral cues, or minimal physical assistance. Support outside of class may include reading to a student with vision challenges or providing other academic assistance.
Exam Proctor/Reader/Scribe
Responsibilities include handling confidential information, providing students with appropriate exam materials, tracking exam lengths, reading exam questions aloud, and recording students’ responses to exam questions.
Front Desk Assistant
This position works in collaboration with the Front Desk Manager to deliver excellent customer serivce and perform receptionist duties,. Duties include calendar management, data entry, clerical duties, and assisting with projects
Dedicated Alt Text Editor
This position creates electronic versions of text for students with disabilities. This job requires excellent typing and editing skills, as well as attention to detail.
Captioned Media Producer
This position coordinates the production of captioned media.Duties include using software to create captioned media, editing and verifying for accuracy.

Students interested in employment opportunities should visit the Career Center and look for AEC positions. AEC student applications are available on our Student Jobs & Volunteer Opportunities page.