Technology Enabled Learning

Quick Tips for Using Video in Courses

"7 Tips for Linking Videos to an Online Course" (web page) offers the following guidance for using videos in an (online) classroom:

  • Select a video that serves a clear purpose and "truly add[s] something to the course."
  • Be sure it is accessible (a current link, works on different computers and operating systems, etc.).
  • Keep it to an appropriate length for interest and effectiveness. 
  • Choose engaging and motivating, not boring, videos.
  • Construct an interactive, responsive, or dynamic component to complement the viewing experience.
  • Take advantage of quality videos available on the Internet.
  • Be copyright-wise.

Free Photos for Course Use

A photo of a globe made up of photos of people from around the world


A. A Quick Note on Licensing

“Many of these photographs are free from copyright restrictions or licensed under creative commons public domain dedication. This means you can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission.

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