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Best practices suggest that you never just assume and trust that a video has been posted by the copyright holder. Always do your due diligence and attempt to verify that a video is actually posted under an appropriate Creative Commons license by the rights holder by clicking through links to the original video.
Films on Demand
Films on Demand is Alvernia's subscription streaming video database providing faculty with thousands of titles. You can link to or embed these titles in your Blackboard course.
Ask a librarian for assistance using Films on Demand!
Where to Search for Videos
Creative Commons Search
Creative Commons Search offers convenient access to search services of other organizations (i.e. Wikimedia Commons, Google Images, YouTube, Flickr, & more). It is always best to try and verify that the work is under a CC license by following the link.
Not everything on YouTube is posted by the copyright holder. Be cautious when searching for videos. To be sure you can use the video, trace it back to the entity that posted the video - is it the rights holder?
Just like YouTube, not everything on TeacherTube is posted by the copyright holder. Be cautious when searching for videos and try to trace it back to the entity that posted the video.
Khan Academy is a nonprofit education institution that provides videos as well as practice exercises on a variety of topics. It focuses highly on math but its other subject areas are growing! These videos are free for you to embed and link to in your course and in Blackboard.
TED Talks specifically cover the subjects of technology, education, and design but there is a great deal of interesting and relevant content available! Many of the TED Talks are also available within Films on Demand. These are free to embed and link to within your Blackboard course.
TED Ed allows you to adapt and edit any lesson featured on TED-Ed or create lessons from scratch around any YouTube video.
Internet Archive Moving Image Collection
This library contains digital movies uploaded by Archive users. Most videos have a Creative Commons License.
Movieclips has the biggest collection of official trailers, clips, and original videos from feature films. These videos are free to embed and link to within Blackboard.
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