A Smart Pen is a pen device that can record audio from your lectures, in addition to recording the handwritten notes that you take in class. The pen is designed to allow students to be strategic with their time and only review selected portions of the recorded lecture after class to fill in any gaps of the written notes. This and other functionality can be learned about at a training to be provided on using the Smart Pens as needed.The DPRC offers the Echo Smart Pen to students who are eligible for note-taking services.

Echo SmartPen

Smart Pen program information

The following applies to students who are eligible to use Smart Pens:

  • The DPRC will provide training on using these Smart Pens.
  • You will need to sign an equipment checkout form that holds you financially responsible for a lost/damaged pen.
  • You must return or renew the Smart Pen to the DPRC before the Summer semester begins each year (generally end of May)
  • DPRC will provide limited Smart Pen notebooks for participants
  • DPRC will provide ink cartridges if your Smart Pen runs out

SmartPen Training videos

The DPRC has created three SmartPen training videos to assist users in becoming familiar with the device. Please reach out to if you have any further questions or feedback on the videos.

SmartPen Resources

LiveScribe Desktop software

Echo Smartpen Accessories (Students may purchase more equipment at their own expense.)