1. Can the same student serve as a notetaker for multiple students?

In most cases, one student will serve as a notetaker for every student in your section that needs a notetaker.  If you teach multiple sections of the same course, then we can apply the same notetaker to each individual section, so long as the course material and notes covered are identical for each section that you teach.  To have the same student serve as a notetaker across sections with different section numbers, please email: Notes.ODA@unt.edu. Thank you for your assistance.

2. How do I find a notetaker for my course?

When a request is made, we will email you to gather information to determine if notes may not be required. If notes are required, our office will start working on identifying a peer note-taker in your class through reaching out to past note-takers and/or reaching out to your class roster directly. If we are not able to identify a note-taker, you will receive an email with guidance on how we can partner to find a notetaker. Options include making a verbal announcement in class, posting an announcement on Canvas, and/or sending an email to the class. Please make sure to keep the student with the disability's name confidential. If you have a specific student in mind that you would like to serve as a notetaker, please email Notes.ODA@unt.edu at your earliest convenience. We may need to follow up with you if a note-taker is not secured.  
If you do not have a student in mind, you may use the email template below to recruit a notetaker:

You are receiving this email because a student in your course is in need of a notetaker.  The Office of Disability Access now uses a fully-online notetaking registration system. If you are interested in being a notetaker this spring semester, please follow the instructions below.

Important: Filling out this information does not mean that you have been assigned as a notetaker. You will be informed via UNT Email if the ODA has matched you with a notetaking assignment. Please check your UNT email inbox regularly. At the conclusion of the semester, we will send you a letter thanking you for your volunteer efforts and listing the amount of hours you took notes.

Instructions: The first step in becoming a notetaker is to register online through ODA Online Notetaker Portal. Please visit this link for further instructions: ODA Online Notetaker Portal

3. Can I pair a student and notetaker directly with each other?

If you have a specific student in mind to serve as the notetaker, please provide us with the student's name and encourage the potential notetaker to review the FAQ and fill out the online form (instructions here).  Please do not provide student contact information directly, as this discloses that a student is registered within the ODA.   

4. Is a student eligible to receive notes if they miss class?

Yes, if the student also receives the accommodation of Modification of Course Attendance Policy.
No, if the student is missing class without having other approved accommodations to support the absences. Please contact Notes.ODA@unt.edu with the student's name, course information, and the days the student has missed class. The ODA will restrict the student's access to the missed day's uploaded notes.
Please contact our Note-taking Coordinators at Notes.ODA@unt.edu with any further questions or concerns.