Peer Notetaking

Peer notetakers can receive $25 per credit for uploading notes from their own classes in order to facilitate notetaking accommodations for students with disabilities.

Signing up to be a Peer Notetaker



    Login to AEC Connect

    Use your Duck ID.



    Provide Schedule and Contact Information

    Enter the CRNs for each class in which you are currently enrolled.



    Complete the Notetaker Agreement

    Review and sign electronically.



    Get Notetaking Assignment

    When you are assigned to a course you will receive an email from the AEC with the details of how to confirm your 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, 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

Peer Notetaker Compensation

Peer notetakers can receive up to $25 per credit for uploading notes. Payment is processed at the end of each term and may be prorated for the following reasons:

  • If you are assigned part-way through the term.
  • If the student requesting notetaking drops the class.
  • If your performance is not meeting the needs of the student.
  • If you do not upload the required notes for every class session.

Note: If an assignment is canceled less than one week after the assignment has been made, there will be no prorated payment. 

In compliance with federal and state labor laws, AEC must create a UO employee record for each peer notetaker in order to process payment. To do so, notetakers must provide AEC with appropriate identification and complete applicable hire documents. Click here for a list of acceptable forms of identification.

Questions? Please contact us at

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 service 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.