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Note-taking Program

Taking lecture notes may be difficult for some students for disability-related reasons. The Accessible Learning Centre provides a volunteer note-taking program to support students with this approved accommodation.

 

HOW DO I GET A NOTE-TAKER?

In order to be eligible for this program, students must be registered with the Accessible Learning Centre and must have note-taking as an approved accommodation. Talk to your Consultant to determine if this is one of your approved classroom accommodations. If so, sign up online at www.wlu.ca/alnotes by the deadline. The fall deadline for requesting notes is September 28, 2012.

 

WHO ARE THE NOTE-TAKERS?

The note-takers are students in your classes who have volunteered to share their class notes in a timely manner. Effective note-takers are selected for their dedicated class attendance, clear notes and good communication skills.

 

HOW DO I GET MY NOTES?

As an approved note-receiver, you will be granted access to a note-taking course on https://mylearningspace.wlu.ca/. Once a note-taker is found in your course, he/she will posts notes in a MyLearningSpace discussion board for your course. Note-takers and note-receivers have the option of being anonymous to each other.

 

WHAT ARE MY RESPONSIBILITIES?

1.      Attend ALL classes, unless unable due to illness. The note-taking service will be withdrawn if there are absences for reasons other than illness.

2.      Note-takers are a back up to my own notes and can not be guaranteed for every class.

3.      Do not give or sell a note-takers’ notes to another student.

4.      Provide feedback to note-takers on MyLS and inform the ALC staff about concerns.

5.      Notify the ALC if a course is dropped that requested a note-taker or the course notes are available from the instructor.

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