Streaming Video for Teaching
Find out how to make the most of Library streaming video resources in your teaching
Log in with your Lancaster University username and password to access thousands of videos and TV programmes. Video from both of these services can be used in-class or shared with your students online.
The use of these services is compliant with the University's Educational Licensing Agency licence. Find out more about copying for teaching
Box of Broadcasts (BoB) is is an on-demand TV and radio service for education.
Creating clips in BoB
Want to share a short excerpt of a programme such as an interview or news feature? This video shows you how to create a clip and save it to your My BoB area.
Creating Playlists in BoB
Want to create a playlist of videos around a particular theme? Playlists can contain clips or full programmes. This video shows you how to create a playlist and add programmes, or previously created clips from your My BoB area.
Requesting recordings from BoB
Box of Broadcasts contains millions of hours of video, available to watch instantly. You may sometimes find a programme that isn't immediately available, but you can make a request and you will be informed when it is available to watch.
This video shows you how to request a programme, either from the BoB archive or a programme which hasn't yet been broadcast. Programmes on the major channels such as BBC, ITV, Channel 4 etc are recorded automatically and do not need to be requested.
Embedding BoB content in Moodle
Programmes, clips and playlists in BoB can be embedded in Moodle.
Download our step-by-step instructions:
Further information about BoB
Kanopy is a video streaming platform offering a broad selection of documentaries, feature films and training videos from thousands of producers.
- Browse Kanopy videos by subject to find videos for your discipline:
- You can create short clips from Kanopy videos and combine clips in a playlist.
- Unlike Box of Broadcasts, Kanopy videos cannot be embedded in Moodle or other webpages. Find out how to link to Kanopy films, clips and playlists.
How to share films and playlists (Ignore the information about the embed code as this is not compatible with Moodle)
Further information about Kanopy
Other streaming video resources for teaching
Planet eStream is a system for user generated video and video assignments which links directly into Moodle.
A series of videos on how to make use of various features of Planet eStream can be found here.
For help and support with Planet eStream please contact email@example.com.