Captured Lecture Material Policy

In accordance with Subpart E of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, a student with a qualifying disability which adversely affects their ability to take or read notes may be permitted to audio-record class lectures or take pictures of the board or projection as a form of reasonable academic accommodation. Use of these accommodations are subject to the following conditions:

  • The student must notify the professor of the course of their intent to use the accommodation(s) prior to recording or taking pictures of any material.
  • Recordings and pictures of class lectures are only for the student’s personal use in study and preparation related to the class.
  • The student must comply with professors’ requests to stop recording or capturing pictures during discussions, demonstrations, guest speakers, or other situations of a sensitive nature that do not contain information affecting course competencies or grades.
  • The student may not share these recordings or pictures with any other person without the written consent of the professor.
  • Information contained in the recorded or photographed lectures is protected under federal copyright laws and may not be published or quoted without the expressed consent of the professor and without giving proper identity and credit to speakers.
  • The student may not use the recorded lectures or pictures in any way against the faculty member, other instructors, or students whose classroom comments are recorded or photographed as part of the class activity.
  • The student is encouraged to delete all recorded class lectures and pictures once they are no longer needed for academic purposes or the course is completed.
  • Students who wish to keep recordings or pictures beyond the end of the course for future review must obtain written permission from the professor.


I hereby certify that I have received, read, and agree to abide by the Captured Lecture Material Policy.

I agree to respect the privacy and protect the integrity of the content I obtain in lectures.

I understand that a violation of this agreement may subject me to discipline under the Code of Student Conduct or subject me to liability under copyright laws.

I understand that this agreement will remain in effect as long as I am a student at Texas State University.