Sign Up to be a Peer Notetaker

Peer notetakers can earn up to $25 per credit (i.e. up to $100 for a 4-credit class, if notes from each class are uploaded) for uploading notes you are already taking. 

Here is the process to sign up:

  1. Login to AEC Connect using your DuckID and password. 
  2. Enter the CRNs for each class you are enrolled in and willing to be a peer notetaker for.
  3. Review and sign electronically the Notetaker Agreement.
  4. If there is a need in your class and you are selected as a peer notetaker, you'll receive an email with more details. Make sure to confirm that you still want to be a peer notetaker.
  5. Start uploading your notes for each class. See more instructions below. 

Keep in mind that notetakers are not needed in every class, so signing up to be a notetaker does not guarantee an assignment. 

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, group project), upload a document that states the reason. Typed notes are preferred, but handwritten notes can also be scanned and uploaded. If you are an iPhone user, you can use the scan feature to upload notes in PDF format. Android users can use Google Drive. Please avoid uploading notes in JPG format.

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

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