LRS & Panopto Help

Sensitive Content

The university does not hold any policies that require you to provide content warnings to students.

In instances where recordings may contain potentially sensitive content you can opt to include a warning for viewers. A trigger warning is not intended to be censorship or topic avoidance. Trigger warnings are a simple way to respect other people’s boundaries and give them the opportunity to prepare for potentially distressing material.

There are a number of ways this can be addressed:

  • Mention the warning at the start of your lecture/recording. This covers both the students in the room and will be recorded for those watching the recording later
  • If you didn’t record the warning during the original lecture you can opt to add it into the recorded lecture after. This will require you to record a clip and insert the clip into your existing content.
  • You could opt to edit/cut that section of the recording.
  • You may want to also alter the Preview Image of your recording to show the trigger warning message.

Here are some examples of trigger warning messages that you can utilise/adapt to suit your situation.

Trigger Warnings.pptx (66 kb)