Glean Audio Notetaker

Glean Cloud-Based Audio Note-taker

Glean Notetaker is a cloud-based software solution that supports student note-taking and is available to ODE (Office for Disability Equity/Formerly DSS) students with a note-taking accommodation. 

Sonocent is formally changing the company’s name to Glean. Additionally, UM’s license for Sonocent’s original Audio Notetaker desktop application expired on July 1st, 2021, and has been retired by the University of Montana. This occurred for several reasons:

  1. Sonocent created a new cloud-based version of Audio Notetaker called Glean.
  2. Sonocent will no longer support their previous Audio Notetaker desktop application.
  3. The number of overall students utilizing Audio Notetaker is insufficient to justify the continued use of the program campus-wide.

As a result, given that the primary focus of digital audio notetaking is to satisfy the requirement of ODE students with a note-taking accommodation, Glean will replace Audio Notetaker. 

Additionally, ODE students who request Glean will be required to accept the Glean invitation when received and use the program. The number of licenses for Glean is limited and, as a result, managed. If ODE runs out of licenses, unaccepted invitations to create Glean accounts and inactive accounts will be assigned to other students as needed. If you lose access, you may renew your Glean account by contacting your ODE Access Consultant and making another request. You will be contacted and informed about your Glean account status prior to losing access to Glean. 

At the end of each semester, all Glean accounts will be deactivated and a new request to your ODE Access Consultant will be required for the next semester. You will have access to your audio notes for 90-days after account deactivation. The purpose of this is to ensure the requisite number of licenses are available at the beginning of each semester for ODE students. Students with a Glean account, who have either graduated, left the University, did not find Glean useful, or no longer require use of the service will have their deactivated licenses made available to other ODE students.

To request access to Glean, contact your ODE Access Consultant. Upon receiving approval for Glean usage, the Assistive Technology Specialist will send a link to a request form asking a few questions. Please accept the invitation you receive from Glean for access after you complete the request form.

If you have been using the Audio Notetaker desktop application and would like to reference your notes after the program expires, you should still have access to the recordings and any notes you have taken but you will not be able to edit or use any of the features of the program. 

To learn more about Glean and view a full software tutorial.


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