Streaming media for your course can provide your students with resources and examples they might only otherwise be able to see in a face-to-face classroom environment. We can help you upload a fair use portion or, if we have streaming rights, the entirety of a video or audio file to our streaming server. On this page you will find information about streaming media for educational purposes.
Reference the Linfield Library's Copyright Policy for information about copyright and fair use.
Uploading a full-length copyrighted DVD is a process, starting with contacting email@example.com. Know what copyrighted material you want to use. We will then look into if we have streaming rights for the DVD or if we are able to obtain them.
If you have already obtained permission for streaming you will need to share that with us.
Other options to consider:
Any media you would like to be uploaded needs to be from a legally obtained copy, owned or licensed by the Linfield Libraries. If we do not own a copy of the media you would like to upload, we can look into purchasing a copy for the collection. If you own a copy it can be brought in. If it is a copy of your own original work you hold the rights to that works fine.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and tell us what you are thinking of doing. We will respond with what we need to know to get your request processed. The information you give us will help us upload the files to the streaming server and connect them to your course. You will need to put a Kaltura Mashup in your course where you would like your students to be able to access all media linked to your course. (See link for how to)
Please make your requests well in advance; allow a minimum of 1 week. It is possible it could take more or less time based on how many requests we have. If we do not own a copy of the video or audio and the library needs to purchase the item it could take significantly longer, 6-8 weeks.
Please post a notice for your students that the course includes some material under copyright. This notice should be placed on your main course page or syllabus and near the copyright material.
As part of putting media online, we will ask when you need the media up and when you will be finished with it. There may be fair use limitations on how long your media can remain on the server as well. Copyrighted media being used under fair use will be taken down at the end of the academic year. Any originally created work by you is left up until you remove it.
If some files are showing in the media gallery on Blackboard but not others, there are a few possibilities.