Videotaping Classes

Attendance Requirements

In addition to the requirements of the School and University, the MBA program requires students to attend each class. Approved absences are:

  • Religious observance
  • Personal, medical, and family emergencies.
  • Military service
  • Court appearances, such as jury duty. Documentation is required.
  • Marriage ceremony (the student must be the bride, groom, member of the wedding party, or immediate family member).

Unexcused absences may have ramifications on your grades and participation in the course, depending on the professors' requirements.

Class Recordings

Students are expected to attend each class session. Videotaping is not a substitute for class attendance and cannot be guaranteed. Videotaping requests require an advanced notice of at least 1 - 2 business days. Students may not videotape or audiotape courses with their own equipment without the explicit consent of the faculty member. 

Core Classes

Core classes are recorded and published on the course's Canvas page under the echo360 tab.  Students who are absent from a core class should fill out the Core Absence Form, located on each Core Course homepage on Canvas.

Elective Classes

To request a recording of an elective class, please fill out our online form

The form will send an email to your professor requesting confirmation.  An instructor may decide not to allow all or a portion of her/his class to be videotaped.   If OSA receives approval from the professor with enough time to schedule the recording, the recording will be added to your echo360 library on Canvas within 1 - 2 business days after the end of the videotaped course.  Please reach out to absences@gsb.columbia.edu for more information.

Religious Holidays

Faculty members are asked to accommodate observant students whenever possible. Students who wish to observe a religious holiday may miss class and request that their class(es) be recorded by filling out the forms found above.

Students should also notify their professors of their absences. The recorded course(s) links will be delivered via email to the professor and requesting student.

Taping for Events

If your club or student organization would like to have an event recorded, please contact the Multimedia Group directly at mmgroup@gsb.columbia.edu.