Thursday, 30 June 2016

Online videos

Put a video on it! RMIT University Library subscribes to a number of online video services, all of which offer educational, informative and recreational videos, features and shorts across a range of subject areas.

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What do we have? 
We have a vast selection, here are some of our favourites:
Alexander Street includes documentaries, features, educational and informative videos and a wealth of archival material. It features transcripts that scroll alongside its videos and also allows you to create playlists and cut clips from longer videos. Not all titles are visible in LibrarySearch so click through to the Alexander Street page and browse to discover all the titles the Library gives you access to. Alexander Street also offers a free viewing program called Weekend Watching which allows you to watch featured videos which are not normally part of our subscription from Thursday through until Wednesday. View this week's selection of Weekend Watching

Click View features informative and educational shorts on a variety of topics including business, education, the arts and health. 

Kanopy includes a huge range of films encompassing the entire history of film making, from Georges Melies 1902 A Trip to the Moon to contemporary hits like The Dressmaker, based on a book by an RMIT graduate. Kanopy also has documentaries across a range of subject areas and a great selection of foreign language films. It also includes a wide range of educational titles that could be of interest to primary and secondary teaching students. Kanopy hosts RMIT’s off‐air recordings of free‐to‐air TV, making them much more accessible than in their physical VHS format.

EduTV (via Informit)
EduTV hosts many Australian free-to-air programs, and is updated daily. Programs include current affairs, documentaries, feature films, animations and edu‐tainment, with both Australian and international content. Not all titles are visible in LibrarySearch so click through to the EduTV page and browse to discover all the titles we have access to. Please note: Users may experience problems playing EduTV videos on Apple devices due to technical issues, which are currently being investigated. To solve the problem, you can try accessing EduTV via myDesktop on Apple devices, or, alternatively, you can access the database using a non‐Apple device. 

What can you do with online videos? 
There’s a lot you can do with online videos apart from just watching them in your browser. They can also be watched on devices such as smartphones and tablets (apart from EduTV, which doesn’t play well with Apple products). Videos can be embedded in a webpage, in a subject guide or in Blackboard. They can be emailed and shared on social media, played in lectures and tutorials and saved to playlists.

Discover more of the online video titles you can access.