You do. As with all course materials you create for a class, the recorded lecture belongs to you. See the Intellectual Property section of the Faculty Manual for a statement of the policy. Click here to access the Faculty Manual.
By default, captured/recorded content is only available to students enrolled in the course where the content is available. Instructors can elect to extend access as appropriate. If the instructor chooses to make the captures for a course available in different downloadable formats, the content could then be shared with other users as well. Other access that is consistent with your department or college policies may apply. https://support.panopto.com/s/article/Download-a-Video-for-Offline-Viewing
You (as instructor), not the University, make recorded lectures available to your students (and perhaps others). The University will not distribute your content to anyone else.
In general, faculty decide when and how to record lectures, based on their own preferences, course goals, etc. In some cases a department or program may require the use of lecture capture (e.g., large, multi-section courses with standardized curricula). Such decisions are made at the unit level. If you think you may be required to use lecture capture, check with your department Chair or program Director. You also may want to talk with someone in the Reinert Center or consult these Tips for Teaching with Lecture Capture.
The default recording format for Panopto at SLU is MP4, which can be streamed or downloaded, depending on your settings. If you choose, you may make lectures downloadable as videos or MP3s, which are audio only. This would give students the ability to download your lectures and listen to them on their smart phones or media players. Making files downloadable gives students the most flexibility for accessing and reviewing them. However, this option also means instructors cannot control who can view or access them later, since students would have the ability to re-post those files (even inadvertently) or share them elsewhere. Note: if you opt to make files downloadable, you must ensure that the files do not contain protected material, such as copyrighted images, audio files, etc.; see above for more information on copyrighted considerations for lecture capture.
Videos are kept indefinitely in Panopto unless deleted by the faculty/content creator.
Yes. Panopto is built specifically to accommodate the future re-use of course lecture materials, and this is one of the many virtues of lecture capture. However, there are many pedagogical considerations, as well as some student privacy considerations. Pedagogically speaking, simply re-using the same lectures over and over might not be possible, particularly if incidental student comments and questions are captured, as they may not be appropriate for future course contexts. For student privacy considerations, lectures that are captured live and include student presentations, small group discussions, and/or seminar classes, need student consent. (Click here for a consent form.) Faculty members are not required to obtain student consent when re-broadcasting their own image and content, or when incidental or no student participation is recorded during a lecture.
How you use Panopto is largely a matter of pedagogical goals, so this decision should be made with teaching goals / learning outcomes in mind. However, there are also questions of student privacy that must be considered, as well. Whenever you plan to record live classes, you should be sure that students know the recording will be occurring. There are several ways to make this apparent, such as: announcing in class that you are turning on the recorder, and that students can request at any time to have it turned off, should the lecture or discussion involve sensitive topics; including a statement on your syllabus that in-class recordings may be made, so that students are aware of this from the beginning of the semester. (A recommended syllabus statement can be found below.)
Occasionally, before or after class, students may share information of a confidential nature with you while the Panopto recorder is still running. If this happens, you should remove that section of the recording, using the editing tools available within Panopto, before making the recording available to your students.
The following offers sample language you might import directly into your syllabus:
“Lectures/lessons may be recorded and made available to students registered for this class using the Panopto lecture capture system. Use of Panopto is intended to supplement the classroom experience. Duplication or redistribution of lecture capture recordings is prohibited without instructor consent. For technical assistance and for compliance issues (such as copyright and privacy considerations), please see the lecture capture guidelines available at http://slu.edu/provost/faculty-affairs/teaching-resources-for-faculty/lecture-capture/index.php.”
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