Notetaking Services are provided to students registered with the Accessible Education Center (AEC), whose disability impairment(s) prevent the student from taking notes during course lectures. Notetaking services are designed to reduce disability-related barriers that impact a student's ability to take notes during class. However, students are still responsible for using academic skills and management strategies to learn the material.
AEC's Notetaking Services serve two purposes:
- To provide students with access to lecture material, and
- To help students develop their own skills and strategies for successful notetaking.
As such, the AEC highly encourages students to try the audio notetaking technologies. Learning to use software/apps now is a great way to prepare for your future after SJSU and a great tool for the workplace!
|Personal Recording Device
(Digital recorder, cell phone, smart pens, etc)
|Provided by AEC||Yes||No||Yes|
|Ability to Upload PowerPoint||Yes||No||No|
|Split vs Continous Recording||
|Ability to Color Coordinate Audio||Yes||No||No|
|Transcriptions||Yes||No||Notes from the perspective of a fellow classmate|
|Turnaround Time||Immediate||Immediate||Up to 48 hours|
|Compatible with Zoom||Yes||Depends on recording device||Yes|
1A Peer Notetaker is a fellow classmate already enrolled in the class who volunteers to provide AEC a copy of their class notes. Peer Notetaking services are anonymous and confidential. The notes provided are:
from the perspective of what the notetaker deemed important for themself
not required to followed a specific style of notetaking
not edited or reformatted to meet the preference of the student receiving notes
uploaded into MyAEC up to 48 hours after the end of class
Visit AEC's FAQs for detailed instructions on how to on request and use Notetaking Services, (e.g.,confirming Peer Notetaking services each semester, confidentiality, instructor involvement in the notetaking process, etc.)
Students can visit the AEC's E-Agreements to view student responsibility and expectations while utilizing the Notetaking Services.
Coming Fall 2022:
Workshops/Training on best note taking practices.