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Notetaking: Paid Notetaking Service

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Information for Notetaking Service Users

How do I find a notetaker?

All students with paid notetaking as an accommodation will need to complete the brief online Notetaking Accommodation Training. This training contains all of the information you need to know about the Notetaking Service process. If you would like to schedule an in-person training, call the McBurney Center at 608-263-2741 to schedule a training with a Notetaking Coordinator.

How do I download my notes?

For detailed instructions of how to download your notes, go to Downloading Your Notes. If you have further questions, please contact the Notetaking Coordinator.

How do I sign my notetaker's invoice?

In order for the McBurney Center to process your notetaker's reimbursement you need to sign the electronic invoice. Invoices will be made available for you to sign near the end of the semester. For detailed instructions on where to find and how to sign your invoice go to Signing Your Invoice - Student.

Information for Notetakers

How do I become a notetaker?

All notetakers will need to complete the brief training Becoming a Notetaker. This tutorial contains all of the information you need to know about notetaker eligibility, requirements, and reimbursement procedures.

Notetakers must be a UW-Madison student currently enrolled in the class for which they are requesting a notetaking assignment.

Tips for Taking Notes

  • Decide which notetaking style (e.g., Cornell method, outlining, mapping, etc.), would be most effective for the course content.
  • Typed notes are the preferred method for most lectures.
  • For a clear scan when taking handwritten notes: only use the front side of the paper, do not write on the back and use a black or blue pen
  • Include course title, number and date of the notes in the top left corner of every page of notes.
  • Include the page number on the right corner of every page of notes.
  • Include notes on any assignments given or dates for upcoming exams, papers, or other evaluative material on the first or last page of notes.
  • If there were no notes for a particular class meeting, write the following along with the reason for no notes: "No notes for the class on 11/08/2017. Instructor dismissed class for library research.”
  • Include information on the board, from overheads, and PowerPoint presentations. Although the slides may seem complete, all additional lecture information and class discussion should be included.
  • Include any information the instructor indicates will be on the exam.
  • Include notes from videos or other media outlets that contain information for which students will be evaluated.
  • Listen for indicators during class such as: Summaries, Hypotheticals, Recurring Themes, Emphasis, Numbered Lists, Questions and Responses.

How do I upload my notes?

Notetakers will upload all of their notes (lecture, discussion and lab, if applicable) to McBurney Connect. Notes should be provided from the first day of class forward, unless otherwise specified. For detailed instructions of how to upload your notes, go to Uploading Your Notes. If you have further questions, please contact the Notetaking Coordinator.

Additional Tips for Uploading Notes:

  • The maximum allowable file size is 10 MB per upload. You will get an unspecified error message if you exceed 10 MB.
  • View: Acceptable File Types.

Options for converting your handwritten notes: (Preferred method is traditional scanning!)

Traditionally scanning – List of Libraries (Choose "Book Scanner" or "Photocopies")

  • Scan on computer or at photo copier in library
  • Use 150 to 300 dpi as resolution
  • Save or transfer to hard drive
  • Upload via any browser
  • Back up to Box, etc.

iOS – Use iPhoto to export as PDF

  • Take photos
  • Export as PDF
  • Save to Box, Google Drive App or iCloud
  • Upload from Safari to McBurneyConnect

iOS – CamScanner

  • Take photos
  • Edit the photos (to adjust for keystoning, color)
  • Save to Box, Google Drive App or iCloud
  • Upload from Safari to McBurneyConnect

iOS - TurboScan

  • Take photos
  • Edit the photos (to adjust for keystoning, color)
  • Save to Box, Google Drive App or iCloud
  • Upload from Safari to McBurney Connect

Android - CamScanner

  • Take photos
  • Edit the photos (to adjust for keystoning, color)
  • Save locally or Google Drive App
  • Upload from Chrome to McBurneyConnect
Android – TurboScan
  • Take photos
  • Edit the photos (to adjust for keystoning, color)
  • Save to locally or to Google Drive App
  • Upload from Chrome to McBurney Connect

Android - Office Lens

  • Take photos
  • Edit the photos
  • Save to OneNote
  • Upload from Chrome to McBurneyConnect

How do I sign my invoice?

In order for the McBurney Center to process your reimbursement you need to sign your electronic invoice. Invoices will be made available for you to sign after the 9-week drop deadline. For detailed instructions on where to find and how to sign your invoice go to Signing Your Invoice - Notetaker.

Reimbursement Requirements:

If you are assigned to a class, you must follow the instructions below to receive payment. If you are volunteering to share notes, you may skip this section.

Notetakers are employed as student hourlies and are paid a lump sum of $125 per class. Payment is made near the end of the semester and is subject to all applicable state and federal payroll taxes.  If the class is dropped or notes are no longer needed, payment is prorated*:

1 - 3 Weeks: $25
4 - 6 Weeks: $50
7 - 9 Weeks: $75
10 + Weeks: $125

*Classes that don't follow the standard 15-week semester are paid in a similar prorated fashion.

1. After you are assigned to a class as the notetaker you need to complete the Required Notetaker Employment Survey within 24 hours of accepting a notetaking assignment. You will receive this survey in an assignment confirmation email when you are assigned to a class.

2. If you have NOT been employed by UW-Madison in the last 6 months, you must submit in person the following documents and complete the online I-9 form WITHIN 3 DAYS OF ACCEPTING A NOTETAKING ASSIGNMENT:

  • You must submit all documents in person at a McBurney Fair for Recently Hired Notetakers held at the beginning of a semester. If the fairs dates have passed when you are assigned, you must submit the documents and complete the online I-9 form within 3 days of accepting a notetaking assignment.
  • Do not email the documents; no copies will be accepted.

International Students: In addition to completing and submitting the Required Notetaker Employment Survey, W-4, Direct Deposit, and Identification Documents (must be original and current documents) you need:

  • To apply for a social security number and obtain it by the deadlines listed above or we will be unable to pay you. McBurney will email you the Offer of Employment letter when you accept a notetaking assignment.
  • A Glacier account if you do not already have one. For more information on Glacier visit the Payroll Services website. A Glacier account will be automatically generated once you are hired and have turned in your W4 form. 

3. After the nine week drop deadline, you will receive an email notifying you that your invoice is available for you to sign.. Please login to McBurney Connect and verify your invoice by signing electronically

 

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