Become a Note Taker

Thank you for your interest in becoming a note taker for disability services. As a note taker, you are providing support for students with disabilities by providing clear and accurate notes as a record of lectures and classes both remote and in person. Please read through the following information carefully so as to understand the requirements and process.  

1 Fill out the application with your class CRN's

You will need to know your CRN numbers for the courses you are enrolled in for the current term. You can find your class schedule in your Bobcat or Blackboard account. Once you have your CRN's, you can then apply by clicking on the button below.  Please make sure to read the note taker contract carefully as it outlines important information and your payment information:

Note Taker Application Form

Please note:  Filling out this form does not mean you have been assigned as a note taker.  You will be informed via COCC email if you have been assigned as a note taker to one of your courses. 

2 Complete Orientation/Confirm your assignment

If you are matched with a class that is requesting a note taker, you will be notified via phone call asking you to complete our note taker orientation, which includes instructions on how to upload your notes.  At this time, you will also be sent an email notification asking you to confirm your assignment.  Please feel free to let us know times you are available to complete this short online orientation when we contact you.  You must complete the online orientation before you can begin your note taking assignment.   

3 Upload your notes

Using the log in below, on the left hand side menu select 'List and Upload Notes.'  Select the course, week, and day for the notes. Click the browse button, find your correct saved document of notes, and upload. 

Note Taker Log In

Please note:  Notes must be uploaded within 24 hours after the end of a class period.  Do not email directly to the student.  You will be uploading your notes to the disability services database as this keeps all information confidential and can confirm your work in order to receive your stipend at the end of the term.  If you have hard copy notes, there are scanners located in the main floor of the library to scan the notes to your email, and then on a computer you can open your email and download/save the notes.  From there, you then upload directly into the database.  If the file size is too large, you can break  up the set and scan/save/upload a few pages at a time.

4 Sign your invoice

At the end of the term, you will be emailed an invoice asking you to verify that you have provided the notes and to electronically sign your invoice. Please use the note taker log in above to do this.  Your student will then be notified and ask to verify their information and to also sign. Please note that your check will be mailed to the address on file with Admissions and Records. Processing happens in the month following the end of the term.  

If you have questions, concerns, or issues with any of these steps or with the note taking process, please contact us as soon as possible: