2021-22

Policy Statement on Students’ Recording of Lectures

A revised version of the Lecture Recording Policy is under development to cover live on campus (in class) and online teaching events. This will be published in due course for implementation in academic session 2021-22.

The University's Lecture Recording Policy is available in full at https://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/senateoffice/policies/studentsupport/lecturerecordingpolicy/.

31.1  Students will normally have the opportunity to make audio recordings of course lectures for study purposes where official recordings are not available. Students undertake to adhere to the following rules:

  • Any recording is primarily for the student's use in relation to their studies but it may be shared, in a similar way that lecture notes are shared, with other students on the same course. In no circumstances, however, should a recording be made available to other parties.
  • Students may be asked to turn off their recording device when other students do not want their personal contribution recorded.
  • Students may be asked to turn off their recording device during parts of a lecture when deemed appropriate by the lecturer.
  • Once the recording has served its study purpose, it should be erased.
  • Inappropriate use of recordings, including recording after a lecturer has refused consent, will be considered as a breach of the code of conduct and will be subject to disciplinary action.
  • Inappropriate recording and distribution may be subject to legal action.

31.2  For lecturers: the lecturer’s consent to record will not normally be refused without good reasons. Any recording is for the student’s use in relation to their studies but it may be shared, in a similar way that lecture notes are shared, with other students on the same course. In no circumstances, however, should a recording be made available to other parties. 

  • Once the recording has served its study purpose, it should be erased.
  • Students may be asked to turn off their recording device when other students do not want their personal contribution recorded. 
  • Students may be asked to turn off their recording device during parts of a lecture when deemed appropriate by the lecturer.
  • Acceptable grounds for not allowing student recording of all or part of a lecture include:
    • The provision of an official University recording;
    • Where the lecture is likely to have repeated or substantial student speech or interactions;
    • Where the lecture includes sensitive content;
    • Where the lecture is delivered by a visiting lecturer.
  • The making, use or retention of recordings in contravention of this policy statement - for example, where consent to record has not been granted, or a recording has been uploaded to the internet - will be considered as a breach of the Code of Student Conduct, and may also be subject to legal action.

31.3  The University and Schools will provide technical and pedagogic guidance to students on how to benefit from lectures and how to use lecture recordings appropriately.

31.4  Administrative procedures around student recordings of lectures should be kept to a minimum. Where it is known in advance that a specific lecture(s) within a course is not to be recorded by students, this, along with reason, should be communicated to students on the course through an appropriate channel such as Moodle in advance of the lecture(s).

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