Accessibility Tips - Discussions

Let students share notes using the discussions tool.

Note: For many students, notes are an essential study aid. However, not all students can pay attention and take notes at the same time.

Who this helps

  • Students with auditory processing problems whose notes may be sparse or unclear
  • Deaf and hard-of-hearing people who need to watch captions
  • Students with physical disabilites who find typing or writing difficult

Who this also helps

  • Note-takers who may benefit from better focus, comprehension, and retention
  • Everyone who uses notes as a study aid


The easiest way to assure anonymity and inclusion is to create a single discussion topic where anyone can post or read notes. However, the Disability Resource Center has step-by-step instructions if you wish to restrict your access to only note-takers and DRC students.