Statistics relating to the audio/visual recording of teaching sessions throughout the University

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Dear Cardiff University,

Please can I have information relating to the audio and/or visual recording of lectures throughout the University.

For the purpose of this request, 'lecture' or 'lectures' refers to all regularly planned teaching sessions, however, if there is a disparity between figures (e.g. 100% of lectures recorded, 0% of seminars), please can this be explicitly noted with figures.

In all the following questions, please can the numbers be broken down by department (e.g. Health and Applied Sciences, Business and Law, etc.)?

Please can any figures be expressed as both an absolute number, and a percentage of the total, where appropriate.

1. Which courses have their lectures regularly recorded, ordered from courses with the most lectures recorded, to courses with the least lectures recorded, as a percentage of total lectures?
a. Of the courses which have their lectures recorded, what percentage of lectures are recorded (e.g. if lectures are regularly recorded, but a few are not)?
b. How many courses (as a number and percentage of the total possible) have their lectures regularly recorded vs. those that do not have their lectures recorded?
2. When available, how many students (as a number and percentage of the total possible) access recorded lectures after they are uploaded?
3. How many students (as a number and percentage of the total possible) have objected to lectures being recorded?
a. How many students have plans in place to avoid inclusion in the recordings of lectures that are regularly recorded?
4. How many students (as a number and percentage of the total possible) have expressed positive sentiment, through feedback, towards lectures being recorded?
5. How many students (as a number and percentage of the total possible) have expressed interest, through feedback, that their lectures be recorded?
6. How many teaching rooms in the University (as a number and percentage of the total) are equipped with lecture recording equipment?
a. Furthermore, how many rooms are planned to be equipped with recording facilities in the future?

Yours faithfully,

Jack Fifield

InfoRequest, Cardiff University

Dear Jack

I acknowledge receipt of your email received by this office on 29 October 2019 in which you requested information regarding recording of lectures.

Your request will now be dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and has been allocated reference FOI19-426 which should be quoted in all correspondence. We will respond to your request within 20 working days starting the next working day after receipt, therefore you can expect to receive a response no later than 26 November 2019.

Where we consider that we will not be able to meet this deadline or if further time is required to consider the public interest test we will contact you as soon as possible and give you a revised date for response.

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Yours sincerely

Gail Thomas
Swyddog Sicrwydd
Adran Cynllunio Strategol a Llywodraethu
Prifysgol Caerdydd
2il Lawr, Friary House
Heol y Brodyr Llwydion
Caerdydd
CF10 3AE
Ffôn: +44 (029) 2087 5327
Ebost : [email address]  

Mae'r Brifysgol yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg neu'n Saesneg. Ni fydd gohebu yn Gymraeg yn creu unrhwy oedi.
Gail Thomas
Assurance Officer
Strategic Planning and Governance
Cardiff University
2nd Floor, Friary House
Greyfriars Road
Cardiff
CF10 3AE
Tel: +44 (029) 2087 5327
Email: [email address

The University welcomes correspondence in Welsh or English. Corresponding in Welsh will not lead to any delay.

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InfoRequest, Cardiff University

Dear Jack

 

I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information request dated 29
October 2019.

 

For ease of reference, I have reproduced your questions below and set out
our corresponding responses.

 

For the purpose of this request, 'lecture' or 'lectures' refers to all
regularly planned teaching sessions, however, if there is a disparity
between figures (e.g. 100% of lectures recorded, 0% of seminars), please
can this be explicitly noted with figures.

 

In all the following questions, please can the numbers be broken down by
department (e.g. Health and Applied Sciences, Business and Law, etc.)?

 

Please can any figures be expressed as both an absolute number, and a
percentage of the total, where appropriate.

 

1.         Which courses have their lectures regularly recorded, ordered
from courses with the most lectures recorded, to courses with the least
lectures recorded, as a percentage of total       lectures?

a.         Of the courses which have their lectures recorded, what
percentage of lectures are recorded (e.g. if lectures are regularly
recorded, but a few are not)?

b.         How many courses (as a number and percentage of the total
possible) have their lectures regularly recorded vs. those that do not
have their lectures recorded?

 

Since September 2018 it has been University policy to record all lectures
except where the presenter has opted out.  Other teaching activities may
be recorded upon request from the academic member of staff.

 

The time involved in searching for and providing the information you have
requested in relation to all teaching activities would exceed the time
limit (18 hours) allowed under the Freedom of Information and Data
Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004.  This will
involve manually activity mapping across multiple systems. Accordingly
section 12(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 will apply.

 

Lectures can also be recorded in a teaching space that does not have an
integrated capture solution, by recording the event using an ad-hoc
personal capture set-up.  This involves downloading and installing Panopto
Personal Recorder onto the primary laptop or PC used during the event and
connecting a webcam and/or microphone.  Records are not held of the number
of occasions this takes place.

 

2.         When available, how many students (as a number and percentage
of the total possible) access recorded lectures after they are uploaded?

 

            We do not hold records of the number of individual students
accessing recordings.

 

3.         How many students (as a number and percentage of the total
possible) have objected to lectures being recorded?

a.         How many students have plans in place to avoid inclusion in the
recordings of lectures that are regularly recorded?

 

4.         How many students (as a number and percentage of the total
possible) have expressed positive sentiment, through feedback, towards
lectures being recorded?

 

5.         How many students (as a number and percentage of the total
possible) have expressed interest, through feedback, that their lectures
be recorded?

 

In relation to questions 3, 4 and 5 we do not hold a record of this
information.

 

6.         How many teaching rooms in the University (as a number and
percentage of the total) are equipped with lecture recording equipment?

 

375 rooms (61%) contain Panopto remote recorders.

 

a.         Furthermore, how many rooms are planned to be equipped with
recording facilities in the future?

 

            We do not hold a record of this information.

 

I trust this information satisfies your enquiry.  The University has a
Freedom of Information Complaints Procedure should you feel dissatisfied
with this response or the way in which your request was handled.
Complaints must be made in writing and must set out why you believe the
University has not met its obligations under the Freedom of Information
Act.  You may email your complaint to [1][email address] where
it will be forwarded to the Director of Strategic Planning and Governance
who will be responsible for overseeing the review.

 

If you remain dissatisfied following the outcome of your complaint, you
have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for
consideration.  The Information Commissioner can be contacted at the
following address: Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House,
Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in
Cardiff University. If you require further assistance please feel free to
contact me.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Gail Thomas Gail Thomas

Swyddog Sicrwydd Assurance Officer

Adran Cynllunio Strategol a Strategic Planning and Governance
Llywodraethu
Cardiff University
Prifysgol Caerdydd
2^nd Floor, Friary House
2il Lawr, Friary House
Greyfriars Road
Heol y Brodyr Llwydion
Cardiff
Caerdydd
CF10 3AE
CF10 3AE
Tel: +44 (029) 2087 5327
Ffôn: +44 (029) 2087 5327
Email: [3][email address
Ebost : [2][email address]
   

  The University welcomes
correspondence in Welsh or English. 
Mae'r Brifysgol yn croesawu Corresponding in Welsh will not lead
gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg neu'n Saesneg.  to any delay.
Ni fydd gohebu yn Gymraeg yn creu
unrhwy oedi.

 

 

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