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Do UCC staff need to record all teaching activities?

8 Feb 2021
Head of Digital Education, Tom O'Mara, seen on screen of camera being recorded against green screen in UCC's Library Studio

The Student's Union have raised the question of whether UCC staff are asked to record all teaching activities.

As per the advice on our Getting Started website, we would like to remind staff that, generally speaking, teaching delivered online synchronously should be made available to students online as recordings in order to ensure equity of access for all. However, exceptions are possible.

Some teaching activities may not be appropriate for recording, e.g. small class discussions where all students are present in the live version, lectures containing confidential information or containing personal data.

It is a matter for individual staff to use their common sense, and decide what can reasonably be judged as appropriate for recording. However, in these cases, students should be given a synopsis of the session so they know what was covered and to avoid the need for anxiety.

UCC's Lecture Recording policy can be found here. This addresses issues such as retention, use of recordings, copyright, consent and students recording lectures. We recommend all staff make themselves familiar with this policy.


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