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Here are some useful links and resources which may help you to take better notes and some visual assistance in navigating the Note Taking portal.

Note Taking portal related:

1. Creating a new profile

Step 1: New volunteer note takers will need to create a new profile. Click on either 'Courses / Notes' or Profile to get started.

New volunteer note takers will need to create a new profile. Click on either 'Courses / Notes' or Profile to get started.

Step 2: Your profile should be automatically populated. If there is missing information please include it.

Your profile should be automatically populated. If there is missing information please include it.

Step 3: Mailing addresses may be left blank.

Mailing addresses may be left blank.

Step 4: Phone numbers will only be used if you are unreachable by email and you are the sole note taker for a course.

Phone numbers will only be used if you are unreachable by email and you are the sole note taker for a course.

Step 5: Click on 'Next' to continue.

Click on 'Next' to continue.

Step 6: Review the information above then click on 'I agree' and next to continue.

Review the information above then click on 'I agree' and next to continue.

Step 7: You will presented with a list of courses that you can agree to be a note taker for. You can later remove courses or add other ones at your leisure.

You will presented with a list of courses that you can agree to be a note taker for. You can later remove courses or add other ones at your leisure.

Step 8: Click on 'next' to continue and upload the sample notes to create your availability as a note taker. You will be notified via email when you have been selected.

 on 'next' to continue and upload the sample notes to create your availability as a note taker. You will be notified via email when you have been selected.

2. Note Taker portal walkthrough

Step 1: After first logging onto the Note Taking Portal, you will be presented with a welcome message. This message will be updated with new information. Be sure to review it when you log in (it is also under the 'Help' tab).

After first logging onto the Note Taking Portal, you will be presented with a welcome message. This message will be updated with new information. Be sure to review it when you log in (it is also under the 'Help' tab).

Step 2: The 'Courses / Notes' tab is the main workbench for a volunteer Note Taker.

The 'Courses / Notes' tab is the main workbench for a volunteer Note Taker.

Step 3: The term can be changed.

The term can be changed.

Step 4: If the volunteer has been requested it will appear next to the course code.

If the volunteer has been requested it will appear next to the course code.

Step 5: Sample notes or lecture notes can be uploaded.

Sample notes or lecture notes can be uploaded.

Step 6: Courses can be added to the volunteer bench.

Courses can be added to the volunteer bench.

Step 7: Courses can also be removed.

Courses can also be removed.

Step 8: The personal profile can be reviewed and updated.

The personal profile can be reviewed and updated.

Step 9: FAQs are available for review to assist the volunteer.

FAQs are available for review to assist the volunteer.

Step 10: Comments can be submitted under the 'Submit a Comment' tab.

Comments can be submitted under the 'Submit a Comment' tab.

Congratulations! You have completed the walk-through of the online Note Taking Portal.

3. Uploading sample notes

Step 1: Click on 'Courses / Notes'.

Click on 'Courses / Notes'.

Step 2: Click on 'Upload sample notes' for a particular course.

Click on 'Upload sample notes' for a particular course.

Step 3: Add the date of the lecture you plan on adding.

Add the date of the lecture you plan on adding.

Add the date of the lecture you plan on adding.

Step 4: Browse for the file you wish to add.

Browse for the file you wish to add.

Step 5: Select the file you wish to add.

Select the file you wish to add.

Step 6: Click on open.

Click on open.

Step 7: You can upload up to 2 more sample notes. Be sure to follow the guidelines listed above when submitting notes to ensure an accurate representation of your work.

You can upload up to 2 more sample notes. Be sure to follow the guidelines listed above when submitting notes to ensure an accurate representation of your work.

Step 8: Click on 'Submit notes' when finished.

Click on 'Submit notes' when finished.

Step 9: Make sure your note is displayed in the box below. The date you selected for the course will automatically be appended to the file title.

Make sure your note is displayed in the box below. The date you selected for the course will automatically be appended to the file title.

Step 10: If you wish to remove a note, click on remove.

If you wish to remove a note, click on remove.

Congratulations, you have learned how to upload sample notes.

4. Uploading notes

Step 1: Once you have been selected as a note taker the selection under My lecture notes will change from 'Upload sample notes' to 'Upload lecture notes'. Click on the 'Upload lecture notes' to begin submitting notes.

Once you have been selected as a note taker the selection under My lecture notes will change from 'Upload sample notes' to 'Upload lecture notes'. Click on the 'Upload lecture notes' to begin submitting notes.

Step 2: You can always view notes that you have previously uploaded so you do not duplicate the files.

You can always view notes that you have previously uploaded so you do not duplicate the files.

Step 3: In this example the lecture notes for August 11 are already submitted.

In this example the lecture notes for August 11 are already submitted.

Step 4: Click on the 'Upload lecture notes' tab to resume uploading documents.

Click on the 'Upload lecture notes' tab to resume uploading documents.

Step 5: Select the date of the class of the notes you are submitting. If submitting more than one lecture in the same document, label it as the ealiest date and ensure the title of the file contains what lectures are within the file.

Select the date of the class of the notes you are submitting. If submitting more than one lecture in the same document, label it as the ealiest date and ensure the title of the file contains what lectures are within the file.

Step 6: Choose your file to upload by clicking 'Browse'.

Choose your file to upload by clicking 'Browse'.

Step 7: Select 'Open (button)' in 'File Upload'.

Select 'Open (button)' in 'File Upload'.

Step 8: Select the date of the lecture.

Select the date of the lecture.

Step 8: You can add comments to inform the student about missed lectures, upcoming differences in the schedule that may have an impact on notes (e.g. in class exam).

You can add comments to inform the student about missed lectures, upcoming differences in the schedule that may have an impact on notes (e.g. in class exam).

Step 9: Click 'Submit' when finished.

Click 'Submit' when finished.

Step 10: Now you can check to see if your notes were uploaded.

Now you can check to see if your notes were uploaded.

Step 11: The note that I submitted was added to the system. I can double-check that it is the correct note by clicking on 'View notes'.

The note that I submitted was added to the system. I can double-check that it is the correct note by clicking on 'View notes'.

Congratulations! You have learned how to effectively submit notes!

5. Withdraw volunteering for a course

Step 1: If your circumstances have changed and you wish to remove yourself from volunteering for a course. Select the course you wish to remove.

If your circumstances have changed and you wish to remove yourself from volunteering for a course. Select the course you wish to remove.

Step 2: Click on 'Remove this course'.

Click on 'Remove this course'.

Step 3: Please share why you are withdrawing.

Please share why you are withdrawing.

Step 4: Click 'Confirm'.

Click 'Confirm'.

Step 5: The course no longer appears on your course list.

The course no longer appears on your course list.

Congratulations! You have learned how to withdraw from volunteering for a course!

 

Websites to improve your note taking skills:

  1. http://sass.queensu.ca/learningstrategies/whats-your-favourite-note-taki...
  2. http://sass.queensu.ca/learningstrategies/note-taking-101
  3. http://coe.jmu.edu/learningtoolbox/cornellnotes.html