Thank you for your interest in serving as a volunteer note-taker for a classmate with a disability. This is a short guide that provides instructions on how to complete your registration with our office and submit your application as a volunteer student note-taker. Please reach out to us @ Notes.ODA@unt.edu for any questions or concerns.
Signing up as a note-taker
1. The AIM portal for the Office of Disability Access (ODA) is located at https://augusta.accessiblelearning.com/UNT/ or it can be accessed through the ODA website at https://studentaffairs.unt.edu/office-disability-access. The AIM portal is integrated with the UNT authentication system and you will use your UNT account credentials (EUID) to login.
2. Now that you are on the AIM portal welcome screen, you will see two options, Getting Started and Sign Up as Note-taker. Click on Sign Up as Note-taker to register as a Note-taker for the Office of Disability Access.
3. Please read the eligibility requirement carefully. Students interested in being a Note-taker must:
Attend class regularly
Have strong note-taking skills
Have legible handwriting or be able to provide typed notes
Deliver notes in a timely manner
4. The following information is required to proceed:
School ID: This is your 6 digit UNT ID number.
Username: Please use your UNT EUID as your username.
Email Address: Use your UNT student email to register with us.
5. You will now be at the screen shown below. Please provide the information as required. The availability of this information will ensure that we will be able to process your application in a timely manner and be able to contact you if required. Click on Register as a note-taker to proceed further. Note: In the contact information section, please provide your cell number (if applicable). In the local address section, please provide your local Denton address.
6. Now you will have to search and select the courses you are taking this semester and want to be a note-taker for. Note: Register as a note-taker only for the classes you are going to enroll during the accommodation term. Students cannot be note-takers for classes they are not enrolled in and we will not be able to write a commendation letter for students in such cases. If you experience problems with it pulling up your course, email Notes.ODA@unt.edu for assistance.
7. Once you have selected the course(s) for which you are interested in taking notes, you will see the Note-taker Agreement. Please read it very carefully. Failing to upload legible notes in a timely manner might lead to termination of services. After you have read the agreement, please sign the form digitally by writing your name in the space provided.
8. After signing the note-taker agreement, you can verify the class details and click Submit Your Class Schedule. At this point, the Office of Disability Access will receive your application.
Note: You are not yet confirmed as a note-taker at this point. If we have note-taking requirements for that course, we will review your application. You will receive an email if there is a need. Due to the amount of students we serve, we may not be able to notify you if there is no longer a need.
In case you want to withdraw your application for this particular course, select the Cancel This Class option in the status column.
Assignment as a volunteer note-taker:
If you register through AIM to be a volunteer note-taker for a class that has a current note-taking need, you will be notified. After you have received this confirmation, you can then login to AIM and upload your notes. Toward the top of the screen, there is a “Notetaker” tab. You will click that and this is where you will upload your notes.
Please be aware that even though your Professor may have announced that a note-taker was needed, the note-taking assignment could be filled by another note-taker, the student may no longer need a note-taker, or the student may not be in the class any longer. If a note-taker is no longer needed, you will not be assigned. We are very thankful that you signed up to be a volunteer note-taker and hope you will continue to do so in future semesters.
Office of Disability Access