What is NoteMesh?
How does it work?
Why is NoteMesh different?
What does NoteMesh have to offer?
Who can use NoteMesh?
Do I have to register to use NoteMesh?
What browsers does NoteMesh currently support?
Who is eligible for a NoteMesh account?
What information do you keep?
What information can other users see?
How do I add or delete courses from my account?
What is a course webpage?
Who can see course webpages?
How do I add or edit notes on a course webpage?
Can I change course information, such as the professor's name, after I have created the class?
What if I have a question that isn't covered in the tutorial?
What information should I put on the course webpage?
Are there rules to posting on NoteMesh?
Is there a format each course webpage should follow?
What are some examples of course webpage structures?
What if no one is contributing to the notes?
What if there is some incorrect information on a course webpage?
What does that 'Subscribe' button mean at the top right of the notes?
What does that 'Printer friendly' link mean at the top right of the notes?
What is a disruptive user?
What can I do about disruptive users?
What happens if I am banned?
What is a note cloud?
Who can view the note cloud?
Why is the school or class not a link?
NoteMesh is a free online service that allows university students to collaboratively create a set of notes for a course.Back to top
NoteMesh creates a wiki for each course. A wiki is a webpage that registered users are able to add, edit, or remove content to or from. Students are then encouraged to add their course notes to the wiki and let other students add to or edit them how they see fit.Back to top
NoteMesh is different from other notes sites in that there is only one set of notes per class that all users contribute to. This creates a singular, definitive set of notes that everyone can reference, use, and add to.Back to top
NoteMesh features wiki course notes that users can edit, message boards to discuss key class topics, printer friendly pages so notes always print out correctly, course rosters to see who else is in the same class, and much more.Back to top
Anyone can view notes, but you must be a student enrolled in an accredited university in order to add or edit the notes. You must have a valid school email address that ends in ".edu".Back to top
No, however you won't get all of the features NoteMesh has to offer. Anyone is able to view a stripped down version of NoteMesh notes. Registered users are able to edit notes, use message boards, organize their classes, see the notes history, and have access to a printer friendly version of the notes.Back to top
Anyone! NoteMesh is available to all universities. Just simply use your school email address, and NoteMesh will allow you to add courses from your university.Back to top
We store your email address, an encrypted version of your password, and any information you willingly submit to the website (your name, course information, course wiki additions, etc).Back to top
Other users can see what courses you are taking, the number of additions, edits, and deletions to course wikis, and your facebook profile (if you have one).Back to top
Follow the instructions found in the tutorial.Back to top
A course webpage is the wiki page created for a specific course.Back to top
Any student who adds the course to their schedule will be able to see that course's webpage.Back to top Back to top
Yes! Simply go to the course webpage and navigate to the 'Class Information' page. If you are in this class you will see a button that says 'Edit the Class Info'. Simply press it, and the course information will appear for you to edit. Once you've made your changes, press 'Submit Changes' and the course information will be instantly updated.Back to top
Go to the about page and email one of the NoteMesh team members with your specific question.Back to top
Follow suggestions in the style guide.Back to top
Yes. Please refrain from posting any vulgar or copyrighted material. Use your judgement and refer the style guide when deciding on what to post.Back to top
Each course webpage will be unique based on the structure of the specific class and the students adding notes. However, there are some general rules of thumb you should follow: Keep the structure of the page the same, that is, if you add notes, be sure you add them in the format which other students have previously inputted them. Make sure your section names reflect the information found in the section. Make your notes concise and easy to read (nobody likes to read long blocks of text).Back to top
One structure might be to create a section for each lecture and confine all information for that specific lecture into that section. Another structure might be to create a section for each major topic covered in class. Remember that the structure of the webpage is defined by the students adding notes, so if you find information hard to find, or out of place, it is up to you to move that information to a more obvious section in the notes.Back to top
First off, are you contributing to the notes? NoteMesh only works through user contributions, so if no one is contributing, take action and contribute yourself. Once the ball is rolling, more and more people will contribute to the notes. Second, check the course information page to see who else in the class. If you are the only person in the class, then tell your classmates to join NoteMesh. If there are others in the class, send them an email or talk to them in class to make them more active in contributing to the notes. Be proactive!Back to top
Then go ahead and correct it. The notes are maintained by students in the course, so it's everyone's duty to make sure the information is accurate and complete for everyone else in the course.Back to top
The 'Subscribe' button allows you to receive email updates whenever that particular class is edited. When you are subscribed to a class, the button will read 'Unsubscribe'. Simply press the 'Unsubscribe' button to stop receiving emails when the class is updated.Back to top
Clicking that link will open a printer friendly version of the current class notes in a new window. This version removes all menus, links, and pictures, and it is displayed in black and white (to save that precious color ink) for easy printing.Back to top
A disruptive user is any user who consistently deletes valid information or sections, or any user who adds incorrect or offensive information to the course webpage.Back to top
NoteMesh has included a handy "report user" feature that students can use to report users to the NoteMesh team. Simply follow the instructions in the tutorial. The NoteMesh team will review each report on a case by case basis, and determine if the user should be banned or not.Back to top
Banned users will never be able to log into the NoteMesh website again.Back to top
A note cloud is a cool new feature that allows users to see which classes and schools are the most active. The school cloud lists all the schools that NoteMesh is serving. Schools with more classes appear as larger links. Clicking the link will take you to the notes cloud for that school. The notes cloud displays all of the classes as links. Clicking the link will take the user to the notes page for that class. Classes with more activity appear larger.Back to top
Everyone is able to view the note cloud and the notes for each class. However, unregistered users cannot edit the notes and they miss out on many cool features of NoteMesh including the use of message boards and printer friendly notes.Back to top
If the school or class is not a link, then that means there is no activity in that area. In the case of school, the school was added, but users have not added any classes for it yet. In the case of a class, the class was added, but users have not contributed to the wiki yet.Back to top