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Student Conduct and Online Courses

[Last updated August 2020]

Dear Student,
The purpose of this communication is to remind you of SRJC’s student conduct guidelines and how they apply to the online learning environment. 
Please note that the student conduct guidelines do apply to Community Education students, even if you are not enrolled in any for-credit or noncredit programs at SRJC.                 

Specifically, students are prohibited from recording remote class sessions, taking screen-shots of live class sessions, saving chats, and engaging in any other activity that captures the virtual learning experience without explicit permission from the instructor. Capturing remote instruction or student services without permission violates other students’ and instructors’ privacy rights.

If you are a student who needs support with an accommodation, SRJC’s Disability Resources Department (DRD) can help you with that. Please visit this web page for DRD online support

Here are the relevant sections of the conduct code that would be considered violations:
  • Use of any electronic listening or recording device in any classroom without the prior consent of the instructor, except as necessary to provide reasonable auxiliary aids and academic accommodations to a student with a disability (see accommodation resources above).
  • Making a video recording, audio recording, taking photographs, or streaming audio/video of any person in a location where the person has a reasonable expectation of privacy, without that person’s knowledge and express consent.
  • Sale, preparation, or distribution for any commercial purpose of course lecture notes or video or audio recordings of any course, unless authorized by the authoring faculty or District representative in advance. The unauthorized sale or commercial distribution of course notes or recordings  by a student is a violation of this policy whether or not it was the student or someone else who prepared the notes or recordings.

The full language of SRJC’s student conduct code may be viewed here.