In order for the student notes feature to work the teacher must enable it.
Here are the detailed instructions on how to enable the student notes:
Log on to Nearpod
Click on your icon in the upper right hand side
Click the settings icon next to your name
Go to Advanced
Click on the Gray slide (it will turn blue)
When you start new sessions, your participants will now be able to take notes.
To find out more about the Student-notes feature, click here.