Peer Notetakers play a Valuable Role at Portland Community College
Students who step forward to share notes with classmates through the Disability Services recruitment process are eligible to receive a Thank You gift at the end of the term. Gift Certificates in the amount of $25 per credit (prorated for partial terms) are available and can be used at the bookstore or to help offset tuition charges.
Here's how the process works
- Peer notetakers should go to our online sign up page www.tinyurl.com/pccnotetaker.
- Disability Services will confirm the match. The volunteer and DS student will receive confirmation emails.
- The peer notetaker should then take notes as s/he always would, and share them through the agreed upon means throughout the term.
Printable Flyers for a Quick Overview
- Peer Notetaker Flyer for Instructors - includes verbiage for anonouncements that can be made online or in person
- Peer Notetaker Flyer for Students - includes instructions
Online video tutorials for step by step Instructions
- How to register as a peer notetaker with Disability Services
- How to upload notes that have been taken in class
- How to download notes taken by a peer notetaker
Disability Services can provide carbonless paper or access to a photocopier as needed
If notes are taken by hand, we recommend using one of the library scanning stations. These are free and easy to use machines that can create a PDF version of notes so they can be uploaded into our system then downloaded by students with need.
If notes are being handed off in person, rather than using the upload/download options, NCR (“no carbon required”) notepaper can be provided in packs of twenty sheets. Students may get packets from the following locations:
- Cascade Campus:
- Packs may be obtained from the Advising and Counseling Front Desk (SSB 150).
- Rock Creek Campus:
- Packs may be obtained from the Disability Services Office Assistant (9/118).
- Southeast Center:
- Packs may be obtained from the Disability Services Office Assistant (SCOM 116).
- Sylvania Campus:
- Packs are available from the Disability Services Office Assistant (ST 229).
If a photocopy machine is needed, contact the DS District Coordinator for details. Students may only copy lecture notes (no books, class assignments, or personal work), they must be present when copies are made, and they must document each time copies are made.
|Students who are eligible to receive notes||
|Students who are serving as peer notetakers||