Questions about Lecture Recording

(Last edited: Thursday, 24 January 2019, 2:56 PM)

What is SUPA going to record?

SUPA courses are routinely recorded by the video system, before being made available on MySUPA course pages. SUPA may also record one-off events where we think there may be benefit for those unable to attend in person.

What will SUPA use the recordings for?

The most important use for the recordings will be for students to use as a reference after the lecture has taken place. This is especially important where someone has had to miss a lecture, either through illness or being away at an experiment or conference. While this won't replace the lecture experience, we hope that it will be a useful substitute.

What about the other uses mentioned in the consent notice?

The consent notice mentioned some other possible uses for the recordings. These were put in so that we don't have to keep coming back to you for additional consent, but that does not mean that we intend to use every lecture recording in this these ways.

Where will the recordings be available?

The videos will be made available to staff and students through My.SUPA. Only logged in participants (staff and students) will have access to the recording of a particular course. If you have any particular ways in which you would like to view the videos, please get in touch.

What is recorded?

The content of a recording normally shows a large version of the presentation slides and a small version of the video with a similar layout to the one that you seen on the two screens in your room, only at a reduced resolution.

When will the recordings be available?

If a lecture has been recorded, you can typically expect the recording to be available about a week after the lecture. If there's one which you need urgently, let us know. We'll work to give you access to the recordings as quickly as possible.

Do I have to give consent?

It is a requirement of the recording service we are using that everyone that appears or is heard on the recording must give consent.

Although we have to ask for consent from everyone, we've tried to make the request as clear and transparent as we can. We'd like everyone to give their consent so that we can give you the best service, but if you have any questions about this then please get in touch.

How do I know if the conference is being recorded?

A red circle will appear in the top left hand corner of the video screen during a recording.

How can I avoid being in the recording?

If you have concerns and it is important that you do not appear in any video recording, then then select "no", and email us at so that we can make some special arrangements.

What if I have more questions?

If you have any questions about the recording service, please contact . Please tell us if your question is about the technical side of the recording or our policies - that will help us direct your question appropriately.

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