With the rapid move to online, a lot of lectures were held synchronously online and recorded through Collaborate Ultra, Teams, Zoom, or WebEx. Since there are now recordings of lecture material, instructors are asking if they can use those recordings in their upcoming courses instead of having to recreate the same lecture recording over again.
Is this allowed?
Instructors are able to reuse lecture recordings if student names and/or faces are not visible in the recording. Being able to tie a specific student to a particular course is considered a FERPA violation, and therefore showing student names and/or faces to a class containing new students is not recommended.
What do I do if my recording contains names and/or faces of students?
If you wish to reuse a recording from a synchronous lecture, please contact email@example.com with a link to the video recording. The Innovations in Learning Team can assess the video and discuss possibilities as to whether edits can be made to the video to protect student information. If edits are not possible, the team will provide suggestions and assist in getting the recording ready for use.