As classroom technologies continue to evolve, more instructors at SRJC are using video and audio recordings of class sessions and student projects.
Recordings are sometimes used to allow enrolled students to watch a missed class session or to review an earlier session they attended. Instructors may want to share videos with another current or future class section. Depending on how the recordings are created and edited, they may include personally identifiable information (PII) about students and thus constitute education records that are protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) -- the federal student privacy law.
These FAQs provide guidelines for acceptable practices in making and using video and audio recordings in the classroom setting. Additional information about photos, video, and audio recording under FERPA can be found on the U.S. Department of Education web page: FAQs on Photos and Videos under FERPA. See also the Department of Education's guidance on FERPA and Virtual Learning During COVID-19.
SRJC FERPA (Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act) Consent to Release Student Information in Classroom Recordings
Instructors can use the following electronic form to obtain appropriate written consent from students:
Club advisors can use the following electronic form to obtain appropriate written consent from students:
Note: After the student submits this form, a copy of the submission will be sent to the instructor and to Admissions and Records.