Statement on Lecture Recordings

We are very fortunate to have a video recording system here at the University of Illinois College of Medicine that allows students to view educational activity session recordings at times other than the live scheduled sessions in our on-campus lecture/active learning halls or via online meeting software like Zoom.

The intent of the educational activity recordings is to augment your learning; to allow self-review after attending an educational activity in order to fill in any areas that may have been missed during the session.

The vast majority of educational activities are recorded, but the decision to record ultimately rests with the individual instructor. As much notice as possible will be given when an educational activity is not going to be recorded, however this cannot always be assured. In addition, there is always the possibility of technical problems which can result in the loss of the recorded material. If a suitable recording from another campus or a previous year is available, it will be used as a replacement. The only way to be absolutely certain that you will be able to acquire all of the information from every educational activity presented by the College is to attend the live session in person or via online meeting software like Zoom.

While we always try to process video recordings and make them available to students as soon as possible, availability is impacted by volume of recordings being processed, load on the university systems (Echo360, Zoom), and other factors that may be vulnerable to COVID-19 events nationally or worldwide. Therefore, students may need to wait up to 48 business hours after the end of a posted event to receive the recording via Echo. This means for an educational activity which occurs on Friday afternoon, the recording may not be available until late in the day on Tuesday. Students should consider this and plan accordingly.

Educational activity recordings, notes, handouts, slide presentations and any other material are protected by federal copyright law. Copyright owners hold exclusives rights to their content, and you may not copy this material, provide copies of it to anyone else, or make use of it for any purpose other than personal review without prior permission from the faculty member (17 U.S.C. § 106). This is a professionalism issue as well as a legal and ethical issue.