The Center for Accessibility Resources ensures that individuals with disabilities have the necessary information to be successful as students here at Linn-Benton Community College. As part of their academic accommodations, students with disabilities may request supplemental notes for their classes.
Center for Accessibility Resources
Volunteer as a Note Taker
Thank you for volunteering as a note taker for the Center for Accessibility Resources!
Please read through the sections below for detailed information.
The Center for Accessibility Resources serves students with a variety of disabilities. Some examples of students who might have a note taker accommodation include students who have:
- low vision or who are blind
- learning disabilities
- limited dexterity or mobility
- hearing loss or who are deaf
- inability to concentrate on the lecture and take notes at the same time
- Go to https://cascade.accessiblelearning.com/LBCC/
- Click on SIGN UP AS A NOTE TAKER
- Enter your LBCC Student Number (X number).
- Enter your username, firstname.lastname.#### (example: mickey.mouse.1234).
- Enter your LBCC email address (example: email@example.com).
- Enter the security words, and continue to Step 2.
- Enter contact information, and click Register as a Note Taker.
- Go to your LBCC email to get your temporary password
- Log back into Online Services at https://cascade.accessiblelearning.com/LBCC using your username and temporary password (you can change your username and password if you’d like)
- Save this website to your browser’s bookmark bar for easy future access
- Read and sign the Volunteer Note Taker Contract
- Scroll down to Go To Request a Note Taking Assignment
- Enter the CRN(s) _______________________ for the class(es)
- Click Continue to Verify your Classes, check the box(es) for the class(es) and submit.
- When you receive an email showing you have been assigned to the class you may begin to upload notes
- Directions to upload notes are in the email and in following section
You will upload notes to the database where you sign up as a note taker. Students will login into the same database to download the notes.
UPLOAD YOUR NOTES TO OUR ONLINE SERVICES WEBSITE WITHIN 24 HOURS AFTER EACH CLASS.
FOR ELECTRONIC NOTES:
- Save your notes with a detailed file name (i.e. CH150 Monday 06/15/15)
FOR HAND WRITTEN NOTES:
- Scan or photograph notes and save with a detailed file name (i.e. CH150 Monday 06/15/15)
- You can use a free scanning app (example: iScanner) on your phone/tablet
Scanners are located at:
- Albany Campus – Red Cedar Hall 116, Library, Learning Center
- Benton Center – Learning and Career Center, BC-222
- Lebanon Center, Health Occupations Center, ATTC – Ask at front counter
Login to CFAR's Online Services website https://cascade.accessiblelearning.com/LBCC/
- Click on the Notetaker tab across the top
- Scroll down to File Information
- Select Class, Note For, Day(s), and File (you will browse to find the detailed filed name)
- Upload Notes
The person you are taking notes for will receive an email every time you upload notes.
- Attend class regularly.
- Let your instructor know if you are going to be absent so a substitute can be found.
- Be on time to class - Often, important information is give out just as the class begins, or as class ends.
- Practice confidentiality - Do not share any information regarding who you are providing notes for to others.
- Provide notes in a timely manner - Notes need to be uploaded within 24 hours after each class.
- Contact CFAR immediately if you become unable to continue taking notes so we may assign another note taker.
- Notes can be hand written or captured electronically.
- If hand writing notes, write neatly and use dark ink. Carbonless paper is available for your use in RCH114.
- Record the date, place, topic/title and presenter on your notes.
- Number each page.
- Write in a clear and concise manner.
- Draw boxes around or underline the main topics.
- Highlight important points or items with asterisks (*).
- Capture anything written on the board or presented in a Power Point.
- If the instructor refers to the text, mark the page number in notes.
- Note all assignments and due dates.
- Leave plenty of whitespace for later additions.
- Leave spaces between main ideas.
- You will receive a $50 gift card to either the LBCC Bookstore or Food Services if you successfully complete the note taking assignment as you agreed to when you signed the Note Taker Contract.
- The student you are taking notes for has the opportunity to rate/review your performance at anytime.
- At the end of the term they will be required to rate/review your success as a note taker for the entire term in order for you to receive your gift card.
- An email will be sent to you during the last week or two of the term indicating where to pick up your card.
- If you take notes for more than one student in the same class, you will receive an additional $10 for each student.
- You will receive $50 for each different class you take notes for.
Your time spent as a volunteer note taker can be added to your resume, as well as on a job application.
Here is an example of how to include it:
Volunteer Note Taker (Quarter and Year)
Linn-Benton Community College, Center for Accessibility Resources
Provided detailed notes, weekly, for qualified students registered with Center for Accessibility Resources