3. Creating educational materials


Lecturers are strongly encouraged to use the Leganto reading list service, which is integrated with Brighspace – if they send their reading list with module code to libinfo@ul.ie the library will do all the work resetting up the links and the students will be able to access them without difficulty. Within copyright limits, they will also scan non-electronic items if they are essential.

UL Guidelines on Online Communications Best Practice & Accessibility

Accessibility and accessible electronic materials

UL Accessibility channel on MS Stream

Useful tools:

While it is not necessary to obtain consent from students to the recording of live lectures, it is important to make clear to students upfront that the lecture will be recorded and that any comments/contributions they make will be captured on the recording. In a workshop-type situation, or tutorial, where students are doing most of the speaking, asking questions or expressing reflections, it may not be appropriate to record at all (use the ‘pause recording’ function when discussions are taking place.). Certainly, where students are giving presentations, their explicit permission must be sought.

In a physical situation, usually, the capture system will only pick up the audio through a microphone, so students' voices are not usually recorded. The lecturer should repeat a question before answering it, so that it can be captured in the recording. However, in the face-to-face situation, there should also be consent given by anybody who is being recorded.

Additional resources: