Using Existing Video
Videos and other forms of multimedia (pictures, audio clips) can be effective teaching assets in any course.
- Engage students with material and experiences that go beyond the classroom
- Facilitate talking points for student discussions and reflections
- Connect course content to real-world examples
- Enhance comprehension and retention with visual representation
- Appeal to different learner styles
Where to Find Free Educational Video Resources
There are many free repositories and aggregators that host free videos for educational use. Some of these include:
What’s In Your Digital Toolkit?
- FreeMake (Windows): Freemake is a free video conversion tool. You can convert videos that are on your hard drive, or videos on YouTube. Click here for a series of tutorials.
- Handbrake (Windows, Mac, Linux): Handbrake is a free tool that allows you to rip DVDs to your hard drive and convert video files. Click here for a tutorial.
Linking to Videos in Moodle
There are two ways to show videos in Moodle. The first is to link directly to a website (e.g. YouTube). To learn how to Link to a Website, follow this brief tutorial: Linking to an external website
If you would like to embed a video into your Moodle page, follow this short tutorial on how to Add Video Clips: Adding video clips to Moodle
Additional Film Resources
Films in the Public Domain