Recording classes: (Some) rules of the road

By | September 14, 2020
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U-M classes are overwhelming being taught remotely this semester. This means that some instructors may, for a variety of reasons, wish to record their classes. The Safe Computing website has guidelines for instructors who plan to record class activities.

Recordings where students can be identified—from in-person sessions or remote instruction via Zoom, BlueJeans, or any other videoconferencing application—are:

Students may be considered identifiable on class activity recordings when they are participating verbally or visually, providing commentary, using a chat feature, or making a presentation. Teaching and learning activities include, but are not limited to, lectures, discussion groups, advising sessions, labs, and so on.

Check Recording Class Activities: (Some) Rules of the Road on the Safe Computing site to get guidelines for instructors who plan to record class activities; best practices for notifying students before recording; information about sharing the recordings, including when and how to obtain written consent; and tips for how to record only an instructor’s video and audio. 

Questions? Send them to privacy@umich.edu.

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