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Staff guidance: audio and video recording of lectures

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Read the full Staff Guidance document: Staff guidance:audio and video recording of lectures (PDF 426 KB)

GCU is committed to providing an inclusive student experience, which offers all students the opportunity to achieve their full potential.  The University has published an Inclusive and Accessible Learning and Teaching Checklist which outlines that students are permitted to make audio recordings in a variety of settings, provided they do so in compliance with GCU guidance on the use of recordings.

There are different sets of circumstances when teaching staff may be asked if their lecture, tutorial, demonstration or workshop can be recorded. GCU students may ask a member of staff permission to record the audio or video in a lecture, tutorial or one-to-one discussion.

The audio and video recording of individuals, and of learning and teaching content, can be complex. It can touch on many issues such as: permissions; copyright and intellectual property; accessibility; content ownership; identifiable personal data; confidentiality; defamation; and the security of file distribution, storage and removal.

This guidance offers practical advice on managing some of the issues involved. We reference the 1988 Copyright, Design and Patents Act, the 1998 Data Protection Act, and the 2014 amendments to the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.

Please note it is part of all GCU staff's professional duty to understand, recognise and respect the legal rights of others when using their materials in lectures and other teaching activities (both face-to-face and online) that are being recorded. This is especially important when including third-party content in any lectures.

We strongly recommend that GCU staff work through JISC's copyright training package for staff which covers common issues arising in Higher Education. You need to register before you use the package for the first time. The copyright course is structured in modules, so you don't have to work through it all at once.
 

Further information and guidance:

An excellent place to start is to work through the JISC copyright training package for staff which covers common issues arising in Higher Education. You need to register before you use the package for the first time. The copyright course is structured in modules, so you don't have to work through it all at once.

General information about copyright, data protection and other legal issues are available on the JISC Legal website.

For further information on copyright in higher education visit the Copyright User website

Staff should consult the library copyright advisor and/or their line manager for further assistance.