Using Streaming Video in Courses: A guide to finding and using streaming media.
Armacost Library supports curricular-based streaming media (audio and video) within the constraints of our collections budget, restrictive vendor licensing terms, and the high cost of streaming media ($150 to $300 to license a film for one year).
We will do our best to acquire streaming media rights (1-year license or purchase) or find freely-available streaming for your courses.
Please visit our Kanopy FAQ for more information on our mediated purchasing model. Because licenses are for one-year, it is imperative that you work with your subject librarian to ensure a film needed for your upcoming classes will be available.
If the media hasn't been licensed/purchased for classroom use by Armacost Library, consider whether your use if fair. These tools can help you answer that question. *Disclaimer: Neither these tools nor the Library provide legal advice.
To err of the side of fair use, we encourage you to follow these practices:
Whether using video from Kanopy, Vimeo, YouTube, or another vendor, you will likely have two options for making video available in Moodle: linking or embedding. Linking enables viewing of film on the hosting platform (Kanopy, Tubi, Vimeo, etc.). Embedding enables viewing the video within Moodle. Below are basic instructions for both options.
In Moodle, click to
and choose to Add a
To link out to Kanopy, Vimeo, YouTube or another vendor, click on the video camera icon...
then, paste the URL link for the video in the Source URL box.
To embed video from Kanopy, Vimeo, YouTube or another vendor, click on the source code icon (</>)...
then, paste the source code into the box.
Don't forget to Save and Return to Course.
Screening film and video clips synchronously in online classes may disadvantage some of your students. We recommend checking in with your students to be sure they are able to stream media reliably in their residence.
Posting the film, video clips, and audio prior to and after class meetings enable all students to have an opportunity to fully view and listen to film, video clips, and audio when a synchronous screening has been interrupted.
Contact your Subject Librarian:
Contact Instructional Technology Services:
Credit where due:
Parts of this guide were reused or adapted from University of Washington University Libraries' Using Streaming Video in Courses.