All Outschool courses are recorded so that students, parents, and our team can review them if necessary: 

As a result of a change in July 2021, when live class Zoom recordings are viewed from the classroom, they will show you and all learners in Gallery view. You can learn more here about Optimizing class recordings.

Sometimes a learner or parent will request a recording of a class session because they want to review or catch up. Recordings can take up to four hours to populate, so you may not be able to share a recording as soon as a class has finished. You can opt to receive emails from us that let you know whenever a recording is ready.

Sharing recordings in the classroom

Scheduled meetings appear in the classroom as “meeting posts”. Recordings for scheduled meetings will be linked from meeting posts automatically as soon as they are available, if your “Autopost Recordings” setting is ON in your teacher profile. If that setting is OFF, you will see a button to “Share recording” on each meeting post. Whether you share them automatically or manually, you can later hide them with a “Hide recording” button next to the meeting post.

If you want to share a class recording that doesn’t overlap with a scheduled meeting, you can create a new classroom post and include the link (see below) to that recording’s page. This can happen when you use the “start live meeting” button to meet with learners outside your scheduled times, or to pre-record a video for your class. Remember that access is controlled by section, so the recording has to be made in the same section where you’re sharing it.

If you were approved as a teacher before 11/15/2019, “Autopost Recordings”is set to OFF by default. If you were approved after 11/15/2019, “Autopost Recordings”is set to ON by default. You can change this setting in either direction in your teacher profile. We recommend sharing more recordings: they help learners to review and catch up, and they promote your classes by showing parents what their kids experience.

Sharing recordings manually by direct link

In order to share a recording by link, visit the section you wish to share. Click into the recordings tab to view all recordings made of that section.

Click on the recording you wish to share. Note that you must agree to our privacy policy before viewing each recording.

Once clicked, the recording will then appear. You may share the recording by sending this page's url to the parent.

You will only be able to share recordings with students and parents who are registered for that particular section in keeping with our privacy policy. If a course you're teaching has multiple sections, you may only share a recording of the section that the parent has enrolled in. You can read more about our recording policies here

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