I recently started a new job. Most people work remotely. Often times we have a meeting with screen sharing where the presenter demonstrates how to do something. Mostly this is because I am being trained since I'm new, but also lots of our systems are migrating or being changed. Instead of trying to take notes and watch a the same time, I sincerely think it would help if I recorded the meeting.
I got this idea from a past job where my supervisor would record everything and put it on a shared drive. I really wasn't comfortable in this scenario because a) the work involved going through out the computer, for example in downloads folder, and we were using our personal computers; and b) the supervisor was a jackass and did things like snicker at people he thought said something dumb. Nevertheless I found in terms of productivity having a meeting recorded that contains technical instructions was very good.
Hypothetically I don't have to, but I consider it respectful to ask people if they are OK being recorded. How should I do this? Is recording meetings considered normal at times? At this job people supply their own laptops and the culture is respectful.