Teaching Strategies

Class Recording Policy

For more information about university policy on class recordings, see the Classroom Recording Guidance in the Faculty Handbook.

Sample #1

This class or portions of this class will be recorded by the instructor for educational purposes. These recordings will be shared only with students enrolled in the course and will be deleted at the end of the end of the course. (adapted from Northwestern University)

Sample #2

[Boston College] seeks to protect the integrity of what transpires in the classroom among students and professor, any course materials prepared by the professor, and the privacy of students and faculty. With this in mind, you are prohibited from recording (audio or video) any lectures, seminars, or other classroom activities without the express permission of the instructor. Authorized recordings (including any made in order to accommodate ADA considerations) and all other course materials (including any materials posted on Canvas) may only be used for the purposes of an individual’s (or group’s) study in the course, and may not be shared with any wider audience on or off campus unless the instructor has explicitly given such permission. (adapted from Williams College)

Sample #3

Meetings of this course may be recorded. Any recordings will be available to students registered for this class. This is intended to supplement the classroom experience. Students are expected to follow appropriate university policies and maintain the security of passwords used to access recorded lectures. Recordings may not be reproduced, shared with those not in the class, or uploaded to other online environments. If the instructor plans any other uses for the recordings, beyond this class, students identifiable in the recordings must be notified to request their consent prior to such use. (adapted from UVA)

Sample #4

Some of the sessions in this course will be recorded or live-streamed. Such recordings/streaming will only be available to students registered for this class. These recordings are the intellectual property of the faculty and they may not be shared or reproduced without the explicit, written consent of the faculty member. Further, students may not share these sessions with those not in the class, or upload them to any other online environment. (adapted from Colgate University)

Sample #5

Boston College students should exemplify honesty, be trustworthy, fair, and ethical, and respect the truth in all of their dealings. Recording video and audio, streaming video and audio, or taking photographs (camera and video phones included) of students, faculty or staff without their express consent violates this value. 

In order for students to record/stream video or audio, or take photos in class, they must have permission from the instructor or a documented accommodation from the Disability Services Office or Connors Family Learning Center. If a student records, streams, or takes photographs in a class without the instructor’s permission, it will be considered dishonest and will be referred to the University’s conduct system. 

No matter what the course policy, recorded classes may not be used in any way that denigrates and/or decontextualizes the instructor or any student whose class remarks are recorded. Any information contained in the recorded class may not be posted, published or quoted without the express consent of the instructor or speaker, and if permission is granted, must be properly cited. All recordings of class lectures or discussions are to be erased at the end of the semester. (adapted from Elon University)