Class Recording Best Practices

Faculty should follow the Zoom recording policy provided by the Provost office.


Here are some recommendations for recording class sessions.

  1. Recordings should be made, if possible, with Bucknell’s two primary video platforms: Zoom and Kaltura Mediaspace.
  2. Audience members in a Zoom meeting should be informed that they will be recorded.
  3. If class recordings that include student interaction will be posted for sharing, then those recordings should be posted to Kaltura Mediaspace.
    • Kaltura Mediaspace provides a number of features that can meet Bucknell university policies for sharing multimedia.
    • Restricted access to Bucknell account holders
    • Options for transcribing recordings to improve accessibility.
  4. Zoom recordings should be made to the cloud.  But storage on the cloud is limited and you should move recordings from Zoom to Mediaspace in order to ensure ongoing access to the files throughout the semester.


You can learn more about recording at the following links


Privacy and Security

Key functions of Mediaspace include firewall protection, user authentication, and registered safeguards of protecting sensitive information within a protected domain. These measures ensure that our multimedia content meets proper academic standards for student privacy and protection. In accordance with these protections, the following points highlight a portion of basic security practices that are inherent to Mediaspace:

  • All content uploaded to Mediaspace defaults to a Private status, in which only the owner has access to this content, unless specifically changed by the owner of that content.
  • All content within Mediaspace is protected by domain user authentication, which requires all viewers to log in with active Bucknell University credentials in order to access content and use its services. Content can be shared for general public viewing, but must be specifically requested in writing with administrative approval.
  • By default, no multimedia content is downloadable, unless the owner of such content specifically enables such function.
  • Content intended to be shared or distributed, can be via a number of methods including:
    • Secured and protected Moodle courses , which carry additional layers of safety and privacy protections
    • Individual and user-based collaboration
    • Specific end-user permissions and access
    • Restricted & Private Channels
    • Restricted & Private Playlists


Using playlists and channels within Mediaspace.

One of the primary benefits of Mediaspace is the ability to share content through a curated private channel, which serves as a central landing page for multimedia content to which users can share either via specific end-user access or general authenticated Bucknell user access.

Channels are a great way to multiple videos related to a course, topic, or theme and allow both owners and contributors a central platform to share content. Channels can be created with the following permissions:



Accessible to all registered users and with the invitation to contribute content from anyone with Bucknell credentials.


Accessible to all registered users but with the restriction of contribution to specific users.


Only accessible to specific users, and only specific users may contribute content.


You can learn more about about using Channels as well as playlists from the following articles:



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