Note-sharing is a learner support that Student Accessibility and Achievement can provide to students who are registered with the office. The procedure for accessing this support is as follows:
- Meet with an Access Services Advisor from Student Accessibility and Achievement to determine if you are eligible.
- Register as a note-user through ClockWork.
- At the beginning of every semester, log in to ClockWork to enter the courses for which you would like the Student Accessibility and Achievement office to try to find you a note-sharing student.
- Student Accessibility and Achievement will then send an email to all of the students in your class asking for someone to volunteer as a note-sharing student.
- After the add/drop deadline, this student is then expected to upload a copy of their lecture notes weekly.
- You will be able to access these notes through the Note-Users module in ClockWork.
Please note: We cannot guarantee finding a note-sharing student in each course.
For more information on requesting and accessing notes through Clockwork, please review the How-To guides available on our Clockwork webpage.
It is important to note that the deadline to register to receive peer notes is the same as the deadline to register for you final exams.
What do I do if I don’t see my note-sharing notes?
- Please make sure you have registered for your current semester’s notes in ClockWork.
- Note-taking only begins after the add/drop deadline each semester.
If you still can’t see any course notes, please email access.notes [at] mcgill.ca. Copy the Access Services Advisor you last met with.
Note-Sharing Resources, Support, and Help
Student Accessibility and Achievement offers resources that support academic achievement, including note taking strategies that enable students to develop skills to take accurate, comprehensive classroom notes. Please see our Learner Support page on Note-Taking Strategies for more information.
- National Deaf Center Note-taker Training Course
- This training can be completed in multiple sessions or all at once. When students are confident they have learned the material, an online quiz evaluates their note taking knowledge. A passing score will earn a certificate of completion, which the student can print.
- Note-taking Informational Sheet
- Gives background on note-taking as support or accommodations for students with barriers to access.
- Disability Services Handbook Templates
- This collection of handbook templates is designed for a disability support service provider to download and personalize for his or her institution's needs. These handbooks contain information for orientation to and standardization of procedures as well as general information about how these service providers can work effectively within a postsecondary education setting and with deaf students. Templates are included for faculty, interpreters, notetakers, speech-to-text providers, and students.