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For Peer Note Takers

Already assigned courses as a Peer Note Taker?

You can upload your notes by accessing the Portal below.

Online Portal

» Upload your notes here

Want to Become a Peer Note Taker?

Student Accessibility Services supports students with disabilities, and assists with the administration of various accommodations, including note taking.

Are you a Nipissing University student who:

  • Attends classes on a regular basis and takes detailed lecture notes?
  • Has a minimum of 70% average?
  • Would be interested in sharing your notes to provide support to a student with a disability?

Then this is the opportunity for you - and if all requirements of the position are met at the end of each term, we also provide you with a $100 honourarium to say thank you!
As a recognized activity on the Record of Student Development (RSD), you can also use the skills gained through this position to contribute towards completing your RSD. Not sure what the Record of Student Development (RSD) is? Visit for more information and to register!

Requirements (to receive honourarium):
  • Upload notes within 24 hours after each lecture (except in special circumstances to be discussed)
  • Have provided a complete set of detailed lecture notes for the assigned course prior to the start o​f each exam period (notes must be uploaded to our online portal)

We are currently recruiting NOTE TAKERS for FALL AND WINTER 2018/19

Application Process:

For NEW Peer Note Takers: Students who have not held the position of a SAS Peer Note Taker in the past.

  1. Complete and submit the online application form below. 
  2. Pass the minimum overall average verification of 70%. (Exclusion: Does not apply to 1st year students, who do not have an overall average)
  3. Self-Enroll into our Blackboard course to complete the brief training. Complete the Note Taker Training Quiz, and obtain 100% within 3 attempts.
  4. Sign and submit the code of ethics/confidentiality form. This form is found within the training course in Blackboard.  ​NEW! Electronic Signatures Accepted!
Once we have verified all 4 requirements, you will receive an email welcoming you to the team!

To enroll into the Blackboard course (SAS - Student Accessibility Services):
  1. ​Click on--> Note Taker Application​
  2. If not already logged into Blackboard, you will be prompted to do so.
  3. If indicated, click on "Enroll" (this may not be present on your page).
  4. Click on "Peer Note Takers".
  5. The links to the Training and Quiz are on the left.

For RETURNING Peer Note Takers: Students who have held the position of a SAS Peer Note Taker in the past.

  1. Complete and submit the online application form below. 
  2. Pass the minimum overall average verification of 70%.

Once we have verified both requirements, your email address will remain within our roster. We will contact you should any opportunities come available for one of your courses.


Required fields are marked with an asterisk (*)

Applicant Information





Must be a valid Nipissing University email address (
Note: Email is our primary method of contact. Please check your Nipissing email account regularly.
Courses for Note Taking

Please fill in all courses you are registered in during the current RECRUITING TERM(s) that you are willing to take notes for:


(ex: BIOL 1007 WI001)

Confidentiality and Terms of Agreement

  • I give Student Accessibility Services staff permission to access my academic record for verification and approval purposes, and I give my consent for information to be exchanged for those purposes.
  • I understand that any information about any student that I acquire in the course of being a student note taker is considered confidential and shall not be disclosed to anyone, except the Student Accessibility Services staff and/or their immediate supervisor.
  • I give my consent to the Student Accessibility Services staff to release my name and email address, provided on this application, to students requesting a student note taker.


As this support is solely based on student need, we thank all applicants; however only those selected will be contacted.

Protection of Privacy

The personal information on this form is collected under the authority of the Nipissing University Act, 1992. It is related directly to and needed by the University to provide services and to support disability-related accommodation requests for students with disabilities. If you have any questions about the collection, use, and disclosure of this information please contact Student Accessibility Services Office, Nipissing University, 100 College Drive, North Bay, ON P1B 8L7, (705) 474-3450 ext. 4362

Nipissing University
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