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Information for Notetaking Recipients

Throughout the exchange process, it is important to maintain anonymity between the volunteer and the student. Unless the volunteer chooses to share their name with the class, please respect the volunteer’s desire to remain anonymous. Do not share the notes with other students in the class unless you are instructed by our office and your professor to do so. If you are unsatisfied with the quality of notes, please contact the Notetaking and Accommodations Assistant at notes@jmu.edu.

Online Exchange

The Volunteer Notetaker will upload the notes for each lecture to Sharepoint no later than 5:00 p.m. the next day after class.  Please follow these steps when setting up your Sharepoint account for the first time:

  • Notes will be sent directly to your @dukes.jmu.edu email account from notedrop@jmu.edu
  • Notes will be sent as attachments in the email message.
  • The subject of the email will read ‘Class notes for [Course 123] are attached’ (with the actual course name in place of Course 123).
  • Emails from notedrop@jmu.edu are automated, do not reply to emails from this account.
  • Volunteers will email their notes no later than 48 hours after class.
Carbonless Notebook Exchange

If the Volunteer Note Taker has chosen to record notes using a carbonless notebook, they will bring the copies from each class to the Office of Disability Services (ODS) no later than 48 hours following class. The Notetaking and Accommodations Assistant will scan and send the notes thru email.  Please follow the instructions above for picking up the notes.