Note-Taking Services

Note-Taking Services

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Who We Serve

Note-taking accommodations are approved on an individual basis through the interactive process between the Disability Specialist and the student. Registered students who have met with a Disability Specialist and have provided documentation that supports the need for note-taking accommodations may either be approved for an in-class notetaker or notetaking assistive technologies.

DSP’s Note-Taking Services office provides accommodations to help you succeed in your academics.

For Students: We offer one of two types of notetaking accommodations. 

  1. In-class note-taking services

  2. A note-taking application called, Glean, Glean is a cloud-based notetaking app that makes it simple and easy to review your notes. 

You must be approved by your specialist in order to receive these accommodations. Once you’ve been approved, your specialist will set up your appointment. If you have questions or would like a follow-up, please email

Steps for Getting Notes

Students in class

The following steps are designed to assist DSP in accommodating you with timely and effective note-taking services through cooperation, good communication, and advance notice. Failure to follow these steps may result in a delay in receiving note-taking services.

Note-taking Policies

Class notes are not intended to substitute for class attendance. The Purpose and Provision of Class notes

A student’s creation of class notes for personal use or study is more than a form of merely recording classroom information for later review and memorization to assist in recalling information presented to the student while attending class. The process of creating class notes assists students in analyzing, synthesizing, and organizing the information and concepts presented in the classroom into a cognitive framework customized to meet the individual student’s unique learning needs....

Introduction to Glean

What is Glean?

Glean is software that allows you to take better notes. It turns your laptop or mobile device into an audio recorder and combines visuals with text and audio recordings.

Glean includes the ability to transcribe lectures.

Prospective Note Takers

Student taking notes in class

Every semester DSP employs 400+ student volunteer notetakers. If you take detailed, well-organized notes, this is a wonderful way to make a positive difference for a fellow classmate. Upon successfully completing the semester, eligible note-takers can receive a monetary stipend ($56/unit or $224 for a 4 unit course).

Contact Information

Note Taking Services

260B Chavez Student Center

Berkeley, CA 94720


Phone: (510)-642-0518