Recording lectures provides institutions with useful learning resources which can be viewed off campus and on demand. This has obvious advantages for distance learning, accessibility, revision and re-use of materials.

To fully realise the benefits and comply with the law, an institution must consider the rights of all relevant parties including students, staff and external parties, whose works, participation and content may appear within an audio or video recording.

The Recording lectures: legal considerations: Clarifying the legal aspects of recording lectures at UK further and higher education institutions guide from Jisc considers the legal issues in recording and storing lectures for UK further and higher education.