InClassNotesTM provides structured tools for taking real-time class notes which can be viewed and utilized by non-native English speakers, those who are hard-of-hearing, and deaf students in the classroom. InClassNotesTM allows students to edit, copy, and save text(s) to a separate document for later viewing. This product has been researched and developed, over numerous years, to suit the diverse needs of students and educators.
By utilizing InClassNotesTM, educational institutions receiving federal financial assistance may comply with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 USC § 794). InClassNotesTM’s technology is all web and cloud-based, therefore eliminating the need “to make significant structural alterations to...existing facilities for the purpose of assuring program accessibility” (29 USC § 794(c)).
InClassNotesTM is a low-cost tool that caters to the needs of budget conscious institutions. InClassNotesTM does not require the institution to purchase any expensive equipment for each classroom or spend hours training staff on how to use the tools. Furthermore, the current IT staff will not be burdened with maintenance and equipment issues. The institution only needs broadband internet connection!
Simply Log In, Select Your Course, and Begin Viewing or Writing the Text!
InClassNotesTM is simple and seamless without any disturbance to the classroom or to the speaker. Our team liaises with your administrators and support staff to provide any necessary training to utilize the writing and viewing functions of InClassNotesTM. We will customize our software to your unique course structure and naming scheme. All InClassNotesTM captions are available for download as editable and searchable document files.
We can also provide custom solutions on individual projects which professional note writers and/or specific software may be required. Custom solutions include stenographers that opt to use their own stenography machines or someone that users speech recognition software.
InClassNotesTM combines a cost-effective Software-as-a-Service model with the robust infrastructure of a “cloud” -- such as Amazon Web Services.
The cloud-based nature of InClassNotesTM enables users and note writers (or stenographers) to access the cloud from any PC, Mac, tablet, or smartphone with an internet connection without installing software or plug-ins on their devices. The users and writers simply log into the online workspace (similar to how users log into email accounts) and have access to the service.
InClassNotesTM allows for the efficient presentation of captions within the classroom. You can instantly display the text that is being written and provide a clear and consistent view of the content to everyone in the room.
Our service eliminates the reliance and burden of physical hard-copy paperwork that must be printed in advanced and then distributed. This allows the professor or speaker to efficiently focus on their presentations.
Users may also edit the captions in real-time, and thus create their own private, marked-up version of the class notes. Students no longer have to print out the document and hand write comments as in the past.