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Faculty Resource Guide

This libguide provides information on a wide range of issues of relevance to faculty including how to link to library resources, what you can and cannot put into Moodle, Open Content Sites, and Information about new Scholarly Communication Hubs.

Copyright and Streaming Videos

If you need to incorporate videos into an online class, be aware that the video you use  must come with a streaming license anytime commercial content is used. Copyright forbids anyone from removing content on a DVD and uploading it onto any site, including Moodle, as this is a violation of the Technological Protection Measures built  into a DVD.  You can ensure that any video you use is legal by following the processes below.

  1. Identify if a video you like is part of the Library's Streaming Video Collections  or in the library’s individually streaming licensed videos in Moodle.   Any of these videos can be streamed via sites that require students to enter a username and password  - as is the case with Learning Management Systems like MOODLE.
  • If you use a video in one of the library’s video databases you will need to link to it using the instructions in the Linking and Embedding Library Videos Box below.  It tells you how to locate appropriate URLs and add code to them so remote users can access the video from home.
  • If you are wanting to link to a video in the Library’s Video Moodle site from your class in Moodle, simply use the URL given for the video in Moodle and it will work.


       2. Link to Social Media videos available online for free.

  • NOTE: Do not upload these videos to Moodle as this is in violation of Copyright UNLESS the site's video comes with a Creative Commons License that allows you to Share.
  • If you link, make sure that the video is at a site that intends to keep content up in the long run.  
    • Sites like the Internet Archive and  Ted Talks are a good example of content that is maintained long term.
    • Sites that illegally upload movies onto a video hosting site are bad to use because the site will inevitably be ordered to take down the content. 

      3. Contact  at the John E. Robbins Library to ask them to secure a Streaming License for a video you want to  use in Moodle

Linking and Embedding Library Videos

In order to make library owned videos available online to your students, follow the Instructions below.

A.  Locate the video in one of the library’s Video Databses.

B.  Once you are in a database you need to locate any URLs or Embedding codes needed for sharing.  As an illustration of this see the screenshots below. 



C.  Lastly, in order to remotely access library subscriptions - be they ebooks, journal articles or streaming videos - students will need ot enter their Brandon University Username / Password.  To ensure that they are promted for a Username / Password before proceeding to a video, include the following piece of information in front of a URL:  

When you add this information to a URL for a specific video,  it should look something like this:

Note that there is a second https:// in boldface   AFTER   the authentication URL in normal typeface (i.e. Ezproxy). The second contains the URL for a the Video White  Like Me.

Together, they are used to (1) prompt for a username and password, then (2) take people to a specific location on the Internet after they enter a username/password.

Use this whole URL to take people to library funded e-resources.  It is not needed for Open Content on the Web such as Web sites or Open Educational Resources.