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Streaming videos

The basics

Streaming videos are exciting resources to enhance your teaching, and can be used in a variety of situations, from lectures, tutorials, and shared via CloudDeakin.

Streaming videos:

  • are engaging resources
  • are an excellent method of demonstrating practical concepts
  • display information visually, supporting different learning styles
  • make use of existing material - build your teaching around quality content others have already created
  • are easy to embed or link to in CloudDeakin.

Streaming video platforms

The Library provides access to streaming videos on several platforms designed and managed by different providers including Alexander Street Press, Kanopy, and Informit EduTV. Each platform has a slightly different design and available features, for example creating clips and playlists. Information for specific platforms is available via the tabs to the left of screen.

Technical requirements

You may need to have particular software or browser plug-ins installed to view the videos, for example Adobe Flash Player, Windows Media Player.

Mobile device compatibility

Some streaming video platforms are designed to work on tablets and smart-phones with iOS (iPad/iPhone) and/or Android.

Creating accounts

Some platforms require you to create an account to create clips and playlists.

Data usage and bandwidth requirements

The amount of data consumed when watching streaming videos varies depending on the provider and factors such as your connection speed and whether you are watching in normal or full screen mode. Some indicative figures are included below.

On campus use of the providers listed below is unmetered.

Provider Approximate streaming rate MB per hour
Alexander Street Press, e.g. Academic Video Online, Education in Video, Nursing Education in Video, Filmakers Library. 400kbps (standard screen) or 800kbps (full screen) 180 (standard screen) or 360 (full screen)
Artfilms-Digital 1.2Mbps (max) 135 - 540
Kanopy 19kB/s - 150kB/s 68.4 - 540
VEA 2.7MB per min 162

Find streaming videos available through the Library

You can find many but not all of the streaming videos that are available using Library Search. The rest can be found by searching the streaming video platforms.

Using Library Search

Type in the title if known or some of the key words that describe your topic, e.g. ‘nursing’. If necessary, limit your search using the Format option on the left hand side of the screen, by selecting Videos:

To open a streaming video, click on the name of the hyper-linked provider (e.g. Kanopy):

Search streaming video platforms

As not all individual streaming video titles available from the Library can be found through Library Search you will need to search individual streaming video platforms. These platforms are listed in the tabs on to the left of your screen.

To find out which platforms are relevant to your discipline, check the multimedia resources tab of the Library Resource Guide for your discipline.

Recommend a streaming video for purchase

Search for new streaming videos for the Library to acquire

If we don’t already have the streaming videos you require, we may be able to get them if they are available through providers who offer institutional access. Try searching the following providers’ websites:

However, not all video titles are available in streaming format.

Also as many streaming videos are only available on a yearly lease basis in some cases a DVD is the better option. A title that is likely to be low use is better acquired in DVD format.

For help to find relevant streaming videos or to request titles contact your Liaison Librarian.

Search for open access resources

There is also a range of open access streaming video sources. Check the Open access streaming videos tab on the left.

Always check the conditions of use before using these resources.

Kanopy

Kanopy is a multidisciplinary streaming video platform.

Access and mobile device compatibility

Kanopy streaming videos can be viewed online through your web browser.

Technical requirements

Desktop browsers may require the Adobe Flash Player plug-in.

Mobile device compatibility

Yes. Android and iOS.

Linking and embedding in CloudDeakin

Embedding

  1. Find the video you want
  2. Select Embed
  3. Copy/Paste the code into your CloudDeakin unit site
    • See the Resources tool for help with embedding in CloudDeakin.
    • Select Manage Resources, Use HTML editor (WYSIWYG) then navigate to Insert stuff.
    • Important: Browsers may block content, preventing your video from embedding. See CloudDeakin FAQ Blocking mixed content to allow embedding.

Linking

You can link to individual titles available from the Library.

  1. Instructions for creating links to videos are available.
  2. Copy/Paste into your CloudDeakin unit site

Clips and playlists

You can create clips/playlists from most videos.

  1. Find any video that has the Playlist/Clip option
  2. Select Playlist/Clip
  3. Enter your name, email and a playlist title, Create
  4. Add a playlist description
  5. Save & Select/Edit Clips
  6. Add a new clip
  7. Search or Browse all videos
  8. Add a Clip Title and Clip Description
  9. Set Capture Start and Capture Stop time
  10. Save Clip
  11. Save and Publish
  12. Copy/Paste the playlist URL into your CloudDeakin unit site

Tip: To manage clips and playlists, create a sign in account.

Captions and transcripts

Some videos have captions and transcripts.

Help

For further assistance see Kanopy help.

Licensing and Resource Information

Alexander Street Press

Alexander Street Press is a platform with many discipline specific collections of streaming videos.

Access and mobile device compatibility

Alexander Street Press streaming videos can be viewed online through your web browser.

Technical requirements

Desktop browsers may require the Adobe Flash Player plug-in.

Mobile device compatibility

Yes. Android and iOS.

Linking and embedding in CloudDeakin

Linking

Embedding

  • Alexander Street Press provides ‘embed code’ for each video that you can use to embed the video in CloudDeakin.
  • Select the Embed/Link button above the video on the right. Select Copy Embed Code. Paste the embed code into CloudDeakin.
  • Instructions for embedding videos into CloudDeakin (PDF) are available.

Create an account

You need to create an Alexander Street Press user account to be able to create clips and playlists.

To create an account select the ‘sign in’ link in the top right hand corner, select ‘register’, complete the form and select ‘Register’.

Clips and playlists

Yes. You need to be signed into your Alexander Street Press user account to create clips and playlists.

Alexander Street Press provides instructions on creating clips and playlists:

Captions and transcripts

Synchronised transcripts are available for most videos.

Help

Further assistance is available from Alexander Street Video help.

Licensing and Resource Information

Informit EduTV

Informit EduTV provides access to over 10,000 programs including documentaries and drama series from free-to-air and selected Pay TV channels.

Access and mobile device compatibility

Informit EduTV videos can be viewed online through your web browser.

Technical requirements

Desktop browsers may require the Adobe Flash Player plug-in.

Mobile device compatibility

Yes. Android and iOS.

The clip making feature is not currently supported via hand-held devices.

Linking and embedding in CloudDeakin

Linking

Embedding

It is not currently possible to embed Informit EduTV videos in CloudDeakin.

Create an account

You need to create an Informit EduTV account to be able to create clips and add programs to your favourites.

To create an account select the ‘Register’ link in the top right hand corner, complete the form and select ‘Add user’. Use your institutional email address and not your private email address (e.g. gmail or hotmail).

Clips and playlists

Yes. You need to be signed into your Informit EduTV account to create clips.

Instructions on creating clips are available.

Captions and transcripts

Closed captions are available for many videos.

Help

For further assistance see the Informit EduTV FAQs.

Licensing and Resource Information

Informit TVNews

Informit TVNews provides access to Australian television news services (commercial, ABC and SBS) as well as selected current affairs and documentary shows.

Access and mobile device compatibility

Informit TVNews videos can be viewed online in your web browser or downloaded and played in a media player.

Technical requirements

The technical requirements depend on the video file type.

Windows Media Video (WMV) format

  • Most of the video files are Windows Media Video (WMV) Version 9.
  • To view WMV files in your browser you require the WMV browser plug-in.
  • Downloaded WMV files can be played using Windows Media Player, RealPlayer, MPlayer, VLC Media Player, Media Player Classic, and QuickTime. Make sure that the WMV9 codec is installed. Informit TV news recommends Flip4Mac for a Mac.

MP4 format

  • Programs broadcast after 20 April 2013 are MP4 format.
  • To view MP4 format videos in your browser- check with Informit if any plugin required to play these.
  • Downloaded MP4 files may be played with most players that have the h264 codec installed.

Mobile device compatibility

Some videos are compatible with mobile devices. It depends on the file type. WMV format videos are not. MP4 format videos are.

Linking and embedding in CloudDeakin

Linking

It is not currently possible to provide deep links to individual videos in Informit TV news. Instead, link to the resource and provide the program details that will allow students to navigate to the video.

Embedding

Informit TVNews does not offer embed code.

Clips and playlists

No. However, news and current affairs programs are broken into segments for each individual story.

Captions and transcripts

Some videos have captions.

Help

For further assistance see the Informit TVNews FAQs.

Licensing and Resource Information

vLearn streaming

VEA vLearn is a multidisciplinary streaming video platform.

Access and mobile device compatibility

VEA vLearn streaming videos can be viewed online through your web browser.

Technical requirements

Desktop browsers require the Adobe Flash Player.

Mobile device compatibility

Yes. Android and iOS.

First time use

To embed VEA videos into your CloudDeakin unit site or to create playlists, a personal account must be created.

Register an account by selecting Login and complete the Register for access form.

Important: when registering for access, you must use your @deakin.edu.au email address. You will receive an email with your login details.

Linking and embedding in CloudDeakin

Embedding

  1. Login
  2. Select a title
  3. Under Embed Video select Copy to clipboard
  4. Paste the code into your CloudDeakin unit site
    • See the Resources tool for help with embedding in CloudDeakin.
    • Select Manage Resources, Use HTML editor (WYSIWYG) then navigate to Insert stuff.
    • Important: Browsers may block content, preventing your video from embedding. See CloudDeakin FAQ Blocking mixed content to allow embedding.

Linking

You can link to individual titles available from the Library.

  1. Instructions for creating links to videos are available.
  2. Copy/Paste the URL into your CloudDeakin unit site

Clips and playlists

Find the video you want to use:

  1. Select the Clips tab
  2. Set the start and end time
  3. Name your clip
  4. Create clip
  5. Your clip will be listed under Clips » My Clips
  6. Select your clip
  7. Copy the clip addess or embed code and paste into your CloudDeakin unit site.

Important: Your playlists will only be found under the Clips tab for that particular title.

Captions and transcripts

Some videos have closed captions.

Licensing and Resource Information

Other platforms

Check out the list below for quick information on other streaming video platforms.

Acland’s video atlas of human anatomy

Acland’s video atlas of human anatomy supports the teaching of anatomy with narrated videos of real cadaver specimens. It can be used during lectures, for review purposes before or after lab, and as a supplement to dissection.

Access Acland’s video atlas of human anatomy

Licensing and Resource Information

Technical requirements

Desktop browsers may require the Adobe Flash Player plug-in.

Mobile device compatibility

Yes. Android and iOS.

Linking and embedding in CloudDeakin

Linking - yes.

Clips and playlists

No.

Help

Acland’s video atlas of human anatomy help

An@tomy.TV

An interactive anatomy and pathology 3D resource with 3D animations and videos showing function, biomechanics, and surgical procedures.

Access An@tomy.TV

Licensing and Resource Information

10 concurrent user limit

Technical requirements: Browser must be configured to allow pop-ups for anatomy.tv (or www.studentanatomy.tv). Movies and animations can be played using Windows Media player or QuickTime player.

Linking and embedding in CloudDeakin: The platform does not support deep linking to individual videos or embedding.

Clips and playlists: No.

Help: Anatomy.TV help

Artfilms Digital

Contemporary films including documentaries about art, feature films and archival footage.

Access Artfilms Digital

Licensing and Resource Information

Technical requirements

Desktop browsers may require the Adobe Flash Player plug-in.

Linking and embedding in CloudDeakin: Linking -Yes. You can link to individual titles available from the Library. Instructions for creating links to videos are available. Embedding - Yes. Instructions on embedding and linking for Artfilms (PDF).

Clips and playlists: Yes

Bates Online

A visual guide to physical examination.

Access Bates Online

Licensing and Resource Information

Technical requirements: Quick time browser plug-in.

Linking and embedding in CloudDeakin: The platform does not support deep linking to individual videos or embedding.

Clips and playlists: No.

BMJ Multimedia

BMJ Multimedia provides video abstracts for research published in BMJ (British Medical Journal). Authors present a short video describing the background to the paper and its findings. There are also videos of clinical procedures and medical innovations.

Access BMJ Multimedia

Licensing and Resource Information

Linking and embedding in CloudDeakin: Linking - Yes.

Clips and playlists: No.

Digital Theatre Plus

Recordings of British theatre productions and documentaries and interviews on aspects of production.

Access Digital Theatre Plus

Licensing and Resource Information

Technical requirements

Desktop browsers may require the Adobe Flash Player plug-in.

Linking and embedding in CloudDeakin: No.

Clips and playlists: No.

JAMA Multimedia

JAMA Multimedia provides short videos as a supplement to some journal articles as well as interviews with authors. Topics are generally clinical.

Access JAMA Multimedia

Licensing and Resource Information

Linking and embedding in CloudDeakin: Linking - Yes.

Clips and playlists: No.

Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE)

JoVE is a peer reviewed journal that publishes scientific research in a video format. JoVE’s streaming videos illustrate scientific experiments and methodology in biological research and chemistry.

Access JoVE General, JoVE Behavior, JoVE Chemistry, JoVE Clinical and Translational Medicine

Licensing and Resource Information

Technical requirements: The JoVE video player is compatible with HTML5 and Adobe Flash. JoVE supports versions 10 and above of Flash.

Linking and embedding in CloudDeakin: Linking - yes.

Clips and playlists: No.

Help: JoVE help

The Lancet multimedia library

The Lancet multimedia library provides short videos as a supplement to some journal articles. Topics are generally clinical.

Access the Lancet multimedia library

Licensing and Resource Information

Linking and embedding in CloudDeakin: Linking - yes.

Clips and playlists: No.

Nature audio & video

Nature provides streaming videos featuring interviews with scientists behind the research of selected articles and letters. Other videos include animations of processes. Topics range across the different science disciplines.

Access Nature audio & video

Licensing and Resource Information

Technical requirements

Desktop browsers may require the Adobe Flash Player plug-in.

Linking and embedding in CloudDeakin: Linking - yes.

Clips and playlists: No.

Naxos Video Library

Streaming videos of concerts, operas, ballets, feature films and documentaries.

Access Naxos Video Library

Licensing and Resource Information

5 concurrent user limit

Technical requirements

Desktop browsers may require the Adobe Flash Player plug-in.

Linking and embedding in CloudDeakin: Linking - yes.

Clips and playlists: Yes. Naxos Video Library provides information on creating clips and playlists.

Help: Naxos Video Library FAQs

Pidgeon Digital

Illustrated talks and videos about famous architects and their work.

Access Pidgeon Digital

Licensing and Resource Information

Technical requirements

Desktop browsers may require the Adobe Flash Player plug-in.

Linking and embedding in CloudDeakin: To be confirmed.

Clips and playlists: No.

Safari videos online

More than 1500 videos covering a range of topics in technology and digital media.

Access Safari videos online

Licensing and Resource Information

15 concurrent user limit

Technical requirements

Desktop browsers may require the Adobe Flash Player plug-in.

Linking and embedding in CloudDeakin: Linking - yes. You can link to individual titles available from the Library. Instructions for creating links to videos are available.

Clips and playlists: No.

Videatives streaming service

A resource for early childhood education that offers more than 250 video clips with supporting text that aim to make children’s thinking visible.

Access Videatives streaming service

Licensing and Resource Information

Technical requirements: To be confirmed.

Linking and embedding in CloudDeakin: To be confirmed.

Clips and playlists: Yes. Videatives video tutorial on creating clips and playlists.

Open access streaming videos

There is a range of open access streaming video sources.

Always check the conditions of use before using these resources.

Australian Screen

Australian Screen is operated by the National Film and Sound Archive. It provides clips from a wide range of Australian feature films, documentaries, television programs, newsreels, short films, animations and home-movies as well as teachers notes to support many of the clips.

TED

The TED website makes available the best talks from TED events. TED conferences started to bring together speakers from the worlds of Technology, Entertainment and Design but over time the scope has broadened and TED provides talks from inspirational and creative thinkers on a broad range of topics.

Academic Earth

Academic Earth offers more than 1500 videos across a range of subjects from institutions such as MIT, Stanford, Berkeley, Harvard, Princeton and Yale.

Internet Archive

The Internet Archive’s Moving Image Archive offers a range of online videos including feature films, documentaries and news footage.

The Age TV

The Age TV provides access to more than 2,000 streaming videos including TV shows, movies and documentaries from around the world.

Contact the Library for help

Contact the Library directly for one-on-one help with any streaming video queries.

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