Recording of face-to-face lectures

 Consent to recording by the lecturers

If the initiation of the recording comes from the lecturers themselves, no explicit declaration of consent is required, the act is deemed to be consent. However, if other persons should present, e.g. because there is a substitute, guest speakers or presentations by students, a written declaration of consent must be obtained. This is usually voluntary; no recording may be made without consent.
If a recording is required, it should be clarified in advance whether all speakers agree or only persons who give their consent are selected. Nevertheless, those concerned have the possibility to withdraw this consent at any time without giving reasons. If this is to be ruled out, a contractual arrangement is recommended.

Consent to admission by students

Consent to admission by students

Recording is only possible without consent if it is ensured that no students appear in the picture and/or sound.

Otherwise, students must always consent to the recording and may not be excluded from the course for lack of consent. Consent must be obtained BEFORE starting the recording.

In any case, information about the recording must be given before it starts (what is recorded when for what purpose, where the recording is published, etc.).

Since obtaining written consent from all participants before each course would not be practicable, the following procedure should be observed:

    Information about the recording and the associated processing of personal data is made available to the students as a document (e.g. in the Moodle of the course).
    Information about the planned recording with reference to the document and information that only the teacher and the presentation will be recorded.
    Explicit instruction of the students and indication that those who ask interposed questions thereby agree to the recording.
    Then the recording is started.

For follow-up questions without recording, either time can be scheduled after the lecture or an alternative channel is made available through which questions can be transmitted, for example a chat, whereby the chat window may then not be recorded and the lecturer may not mention the name of the questioners.
In individual cases, it could also be considered to post-edit the video in order to cut out or anonymise persons and/or voices. However, the recording itself is subject to consent and it must be assessed in individual cases whether this can be deviated from.

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