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Streaming Video

Academic Video Online

To embed a video in BrightSpace follow these steps:

  • Click on the video you want to embed
  • Select "Share"
  • Copy the embed code
  • Open BrightSpace to the module where you would like to upload the video
  • You can add the video in two different ways:
    • By clicking upload/create and selecting video, you will be prompted to add the embed code
    • By clicking upload/create and selecting "Create File", select "Insert Stuff" icon, select enter embed code 


Showing Films Over Zoom

We've gotten reports of faculty not being able to show films from Kanopy over Zoom. Some films are protected by special software that does not allow them to appear on a shared screen. You will be able to see the film, but students will only see a black screen. This only applies to some films in Kanopy, so we recommend always doing a trial run if you are planning to screen something during a class. So far this does not appear to be an issue with the films we have from AVON. A few other recommendations you might consider: 

  • Have students screen the film on their own as homework and discuss the film during a synchronous Zoom session
  • Share a link with students and have everyone press play at the same time (making sure that everyone mutes themselves). Zoom can be used to chat during the film. The film can be paused at certain points to engage in discussion and make sure that everyone is following along.   
  • Create shorter clips for students and share them in Zoom over chat. Pause to have everyone watch on their own device and then discuss.