Recorded teaching and learning activity – Student Policy

When you are part of a University live online session in Blackboard Collaborate or Microsoft Teams Meeting (or another authorised platform) and it is recorded, please be aware of the following guidance.

You will be informed if the session is being recorded, either in advance or at the start of the session.



Please read and refer to the following Student Policy on Recording of Online Teaching and Learning. It explains the:

  • University’s approach and expectations when recording teaching and learning activity by staff and students both online and in-person (classroom capture).
  • How you are allowed to use recordings.
  • What you need to do if you record your own study-related activity, for example, a presentation for an assessment.


Some key points to remember:

  • Recordings of live online sessions are complementary and is not an alternative to attending live teaching and learning activities.
    • Evidence shows that students who attend live activities, such as lectures and seminars, learn more and achieve better results.
  • Not everything is recorded. It is not always appropriate or possible to record live sessions.
  • You can only use recordings for your personal private use in relation to your studies.
  • You cannot share or redistribute recordings or transcripts from a recording.
  • You cannot make your own recording of online teaching and learning activities. (With exceptions for students with a disability, refer to the policy details.)
  • You may be instructed to record yourself as part of your studies, for example, a presentation assignment. Where this includes others, you must inform them the recording includes them.

Data Protection

  • Contributing to a live online session may mean that you are identifiable to others and where that is the case, your personal data is handled in accordance with the Data Protection Act.
  • You should not disclose personal information about yourself that you are not happy to share with others.
  • If you wish to contribute but have concerns about being recorded please speak with the lecturer or the person who delivered / organised the session.
  • Whilst there are restrictions on content being shared only within the University you are advised that a small residual risk remains, where it is technically possible that recorded sessions can be copied and distributed, in breach of the policy.
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