ODS Students with Peer Notes Accommodations

Setting up Note Taking Accommodations

If a student receives a peer note taker accommodation, the accommodation letter will include note taker forms for the instructor. The instructor will email an invite to view a course notes folder in UA Box, which will require that the students log in. The assigned note taker uploads notes to the folder throughout the semester.

  • Instructors are responsible for creating a UA Box folder for the course notes and providing appropriate access to both the note taker and ODS students (see guides below).
  • Add ODS Office Manager, Donna Marlowe to UA+Box folder as a co-owner.
  • Instructors must complete the ODS In-Class Note Taker Information – Instructor form once per course in which ODS students(s) receive notes.
  • Note taker reimbursement forms are required, and the form must be submitted by finals week for the note taker to be paid.
  • Student volunteer note takers are reimbursed at a rate of $100.00 per course in which they provide notes.
  • This system will afford anonymity to students with disabilities. Contact between note takers and students receiving notes is unnecessary.

Setting up UA Box Peer Notes

PDF Guide: Steps to Collect and Distribute Class Notes via UA Box

Never used UA Box before?

PDF Guide: Getting Started with UA Box – account setup through MyBama.

For technical assistance and/or questions about UA Box, contact the Faculty Resource Center at (205) 348-3532 or frc@ua.edu.

If your students experience any UA Box technical difficulties (including account setup), please have them contact the IT Service Desk at (205) 348-5555 or itsd@ua.edu.

To qualify as a note taker, a student must:

  • Attend class on a regular basis
  • Take clear, legible notes, save as a PDF or Word document (NOT Pages), and upload notes to a course notes folder in UA Box provided by the instructor.
  • Upload notes regularly and in a timely manner (AT LEAST once a week).

Students who have been approved to receive notes as a disability-related accommodation are ineligible to serve as a designated note taker for other students with disabilities and, therefore, cannot be awarded a note taker stipend through ODS.