Lecture recording recommendations
It is therefore that EPFL aims that all course lectures be (pre-) recorded and these audiovisual recordings made available to students or publicly.
All lectures can be recorded:
- in lecture-recording enabled rooms; or
- when they take place via ZOOM or another online live-stream facility; or
- using own equipment or with support of the audiovisual services at EPFL
In al cases, by default the audio and visual feed can be captured, except when:
- the primary mode of delivery in the course is not conducive to capture and release of the recordings, and provides limited pedagogical benefits for students; or
- the release of lecture recordings leads to increased risk of copyright infringement and other options to manage the risk are are impractical; or
- lectures in a course contain personal information or use case studies which, if released, may infringe privacy or confidentiality, and other options to manage these concerns are impractical
All students and TA’s should be informed that a recording is being made prior to the recording.
Where a session is student-led or students are the main contributors, such that their contributions could give rise to independent rights, the member of staff organising the session will need to ensure that each student completes a Copyright Release form for Presenters in advance of any recording being released.
EPFL also operates two recording studios that are available for EPFL staff members to record lectures or tutorials.
The EPFL encourages teachers to publish their lecture recordings as an open resource, with an appropriate attribution, licence and having obtained any permissions required from other presenters/students or third parties whose intellectual property resides within the recording. Guidance on this is contained here.
Access to recordings is best provided directly via mediaspace.epfl.ch, or indirectly via EPFL’s learning management systems MOODLE or courseware.epfl.ch, as these platforms are available on-line to all students. If a teacher wishes to host material on open platforms, for example YouTube and GitHub, they must ensure that the location of this material is well sign-posted, available on-line to all students.
the student/TA has been notified in advance that the session will be recorded; and
the student/TA has been notified that they have the right to object to being recorded, and informed of what action, if any, they may take to avoid being recorded.