Third-party video resources

There are many sites that you might want to search for multimedia content. Following is a list of some resources you may want to consider. When requiring students to access videos, be sure to look for captions or transcripts. Some of these sites will provide captions or transcripts, some will not. Captioned videos are the best for all parties. Transcripts are not ideal for accessibility and only considered acceptable for online courses when the video is strictly a talking head video. Linking to transcripts in addition to a captioned video is a good practice (not required) as many students may have a learning style that works better with a transcript. See more information on accessibility considerations for third party multimedia on the Multimedia Accessibility page on this site.

Streaming Media Video Databases

  • Films on Demand - SRJC has a subscription to this database of award-winning digital streaming video service. Choose from more than 24,000+ educational titles in dozens of subject areas.
  • Kanopy - Faculty can get access to stream Kanopy films that are licensed through SRJC Libraries.
    • Browse the full Kanopy collection in order to request particular films for purchase.
    • All Kanopy titles are licensed for one year and renewable annually for $120. Note that renewals and funds are not automatically available for each year. 
    • The SRJC Libraries site has a page of Kanopy Licenses for titles and expiration dates.  
    • If accessing from an on-campus computer, you will not need an ID or password. From an off-campus computer, instructors and students will need to use their SRJC ID and PIN to login.
    • Kanopy Resources: 
      • You can edit a play list so that it contains only a portion of an actual film. So, if you only need your students to watch 5 minutes of a 2-hour film, you can give them just that 5-minute clip.
      • See the PDF instructions for the Playlist and Clip Creation Tool for detailed instructions. 

Web-Based Video Resources

  • Academic Earth - Free online courses and video lectures from the world’s top scholars, has transcripts of their video content.
  • Brightstorm - Short-form video library of Math, Science, and English, has transcripts.
  • Khan Academy - Has interactive transcripts that highlight as the words are spoken.
  • PBS - Content constantly changes, NOVA and Frontline content put online, currently aired shows will have captions.
  • TED - Presentations by the world’s leading thinkers, has subtitles.
  • Howcast - How-to-videos with transcripts.
  • YouTube EDU - Free lectures from more than one hundred colleges and universities. 
  • YouTube Research Channel - More Educational content on YouTube.
  • Coursera - Free Educational courses.
  • Big Think - Videos from a wide range of disciplines.
  • CosmoLearning - Free educational web site for students and teachers, includes courses, documentaries, and lectures. 
  • WatchKnowLearn - free educational videos for K-12 but good refresher.

Any of these sites that utilize YouTube and their automated captions may have subpar captions. They are a starting point but instructors will need to watch and determine for themselves if they are acceptable.

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