Recording in Teams
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by Bernie Goldbach

People want to know if sessions will be recorded during the 2021 ICT in Education Conference. It’s an open question and one that appears among teachers using Microsoft Teams. Some people get uncomfortable when recorded. But dozens of people following the @ictedu account on Twitter would like to rewind and play presentations they cannot attend.

As expected, presenters overlap during our conferences. That’s because the ICT in Education Conferences runs concurrent streams. Your won’t hear everything that’s on the schedule because of many presentations overlap.

Moderators can activate the recording function of the streams they control. We advocate accessibility and don’t want anyone to feel uncomfortable with background recording. We need to add presenters’ voices to global discussions. So we hope all presenters to grant recording permission. These permissions allow @ictedu to publish audio proceedings with Creative Commons licensing under Open Education Standards. When you are in a Teams Stream with recording on, a string of text appears on your screen. We plan to stop the recordings before Q&A so only the presentations will be archived for review and syndicated release.

If you want additional insights into our on-screen recording, archiving, and post-production, please contact tech guru Eugene McDonough at and he will be happy to help.