Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Video-Streaming Databases: Try Them Out!

Do you struggle to queue up a clip on your classroom DVD player?

Are you drowning in Overdue Notices for several "course reserve" educational films?

Help us help you.

Evaluate the streaming video content in both Kanopy and Films on Demand. Let us know which database you like best! See links after the jump.

Current trials run from Jun 9 - Jun 27th  


Kanopy includes Mental Health Education, HBO, Media Education Foundation (producers of the Killing Us Softly series), and more.


Films on Demand includes PBS, BBC, Films for the Humanities & Sciences, California Newsreel, and more.

What you can do with a FREE personal account in either Kanopy or Films on Demand:

- Queue up videos - or specific video clips - and show them in class.
- Create custom playlists of selected and annotated clips.
- Share custom playlists and notes with a class or group.
- Send out permanent URLs for selected clips or entire films.
- Allow students to browse your Favorite Content lists.

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