SAAC Assistive Technology Newsletter
February 2015

Antidote Workshop

Are you taking French this semester? Do you struggle with grammar and spelling in French? Would you like to learn about a tool that can correct your grammar and spelling errors in French? Antidote doesn't just correct the errors, it also gives the rule for each error, which allows you to make connections between the rules you have learned and your writing. Come join us for a 30 minute introduction to Antidote.

The workshop will be offered at two different times –

Wednesday, Feb.11th at 12:00pm or Thursday, Feb. 12th at 1:00pm

Please register here:

Or sign up on the form posted outside 2E.3

Twitter contest

Follow us on Twitter for technology tips, tricks, and info, as well as SAAC updates. Content will be updated regularly and this will be a great source of quick info on the latest technology to support your learning. Once we reach 200 followers, we will be drawing for a $75 gift card to The Bay.

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What is AudioNote and how does it work?

Audionote is software that allows a student to take digital notes while it records audio. Notes can be typed or written with a pen tool using the mouse or stylus on your device. There are tools to insert shapes, diagrams and photos. You may also highlight your notes. The audio is synced with the info you enter and later you simply click on the parts you wish to review and the audio will be played back to you. Lined paper, graph paper, and blank paper are all available as backgrounds. You can even import slides (as a pdf file) and take your notes directly on the slides.


  • Available for Windows, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android
  • Cost effective ($6 -$25 depending on platform used)
  • Improves organization – digital notes are easier to store
  • Reduces anxiety of missing important information
  • Allows students to review specific sections of the lecture
  • Students can annotate their notes with important information and examples for tests and exams
  • Allows for greater autonomy by possibly replacing a peer note-taker

Want to learn more or try it out?

Here is the link for more information and/or to purchase the software:

You are able to download a FREE trial before purchasing.

Here is a short video that demonstrates AudioNote’s features on an iPad (same features on laptop versions).

If you would like to participate in a workshop to learn how to use all the features described above, please send a Mio to Courtney MacDonald to indicate your interest. The date and time will be confirmed based on the participants’ schedules.

SAAC Lab Drop-in hours - February 9th to 13th

Drop by with your technology questions or use our lab and software to complete your work. The 2E.3 lab is a smaller quieter environment than some of the larger labs. All are welcome

Monday, Feb 9th: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Tuesday, Feb 10th: 10:30am – 12:00pm and 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Wednesday, Feb 11th: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Thursday, Feb 12th: 10:00am – 12:00pm and 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Friday, Feb 13th: 10:00am – 12:00pm and 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Have questions? Want more info?

Make an appointment with Courtney to discuss your needs or if you would like more information on how certain tools or software can support your organization and learning.

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