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Moving beyond YouTube: Using 3rd-Party Video for Instruction: 3rd-Party Video

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Creating Video Clips

Note: Your video will only be accessible to those with Butler log ins. Films on Demand automatically adds the Butler proxy to its links/embed code, so you links should be automatically set up for off-campus access.

STEP 1: LOG IN (OR CREATE AN ACCOUNT)

Click in the upper right corner on the Sign in link. If you are new, click on the Create New Account tab.

STEP 2: LOCATE A VIDEO

Search or browse for a video. Utilize helpful limiting options or the Advanced Search. 

STEP 3: CREATE YOUR CLIP

Options underneath the video player allow you to cite, email, share, add to playlist, etc. To link to or embed the entire video, click on Embed/Link. To create a clip of part of the video, click on the scissors icon.

VAST clip icon

This will expand the bottom part of the page, and you will see new options for creating your clip. There are three things you need to do to create your clip:

  1. Select the right part of the video.  A green and a red flag will appear in your video's progress bar. Drag the green flag to where you'd like the clip to begin and the red flag to the place where the clip should end. Or you can enter numerical times into the boxes below as well. 
  2. Provide a title and, if you'd like, a description for your clip.
  3. Set the visibility option to be "Everyone at my instutition" or "Everyone" if you want to be able to share your clip.

Click the Save button when you are done.

VAST clip creation options

STEP 4: SHARE YOUR CLIP

Click on the "Clips / Bookmarks" option in the upper right of your window. Locate your video clip (the "Show only my clips" option on the left is helpful).  

Embed icon in VASTYou will see a list of your clips, their duration, and the date added. To the right of these you will see two small icons. The first one is a trash can that allows you to delete your clips. The second one is an embed symbol (<>). Click on it to get the direct link or embed code for your clip.

Note:  If you want your video to be accessible from off-campus (strongly recommended), you will need to add the Butler proxy to the beginning of the video link provided. The proxy is: https://ezproxy.butler.edu/login?url=

So, for example, AVON provides this link for a video clip: http://alexanderstreet.com/videoclip1.  This will only work within Butler's IP range.  If I were an instructor using this for a class, I would add the proxy and then add https://ezproxy.butler.edu/login?url=http://alexanderstreet.com/videoclip1 to my Moodle so that students could have full accessibility.

STEP 1. In Kanopy you may view any video without an account, but in order to create a video clip (or playlist of clips) you must have a Kanopy account (these are free and easy to make).

Simply click "Sign In" in the upper right corner of the screen, and then either make an account or log in to an existing one.

STEP 2. Once logged in, the options for creating clips and playlists are under "More"

STEP 3. The clip/playlist menu will open to a list of your clip Playlists.

Within this menu, click "Add Video" next to the playlist that you wish to submit your video clip to. This will add a "clip" to the Playlist of the entire film, but don't worry, you'll get to cut it down in the next step.

*Note, Playlists are useful for organizing your clips, be they all the clips for one day's lesson, for one class, or from one Film or theme.

STEP 4. After clicking "Add Video" simply click "Edit Playlist". This will open in a new tab a new menu, with a list of video clips within the selected Playlist. The "Edit" button next to each clip will allow you to narrow the selection. As you can see in this example, clip #1 has been edited down, while the second clips is un-edited (it is still simply the entire film).

*Note, the clips will say "Coming Soon" because you have not given them a thumbnail image. They will work correctly even without this image.

STEP 5. The edit menu will feature text fields (title/description). and below this will be the video player itself.

Beneath the video player are two boxes where exact start/stop times can be entered. If you do not know the exact start and stop times, then while viewing the film in this menu (by clicking play) one may click "Capture" on the top button to begin recording. Clicking "Capture" once more, on the second button, allows you to set the new endpoint of the clip. Within the video player here, you can skip ahead to find the clip, then use the Capture buttons to record.

STEP 6. Kanopy clips can not be independently shared, but instead entire Playlists are. 

Within the main Playlist management menu, instead of clicking "Edit Playlist" Choose the Share/Embed option instead. This will create a link through which you can share either the Kanopy version of your playlist, or simply take the code for the playlist to insert into another site (embed).

Unfortunately, Swank Digital Campus does not allow for creation of video clips within the website.

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Permalinking to Videos

Within Films on Demand, it's easy to grab the permalink -- just look beneath the video image for the Title URL. The Butler permalink has already been applied, so this link will require a Butler log in before it will bring a user to this page. 

Films on Demand permalink at the bottom of the page

The AVON permalink option is beneath the video player. Selecting the Embed/Link option will generate a link directly back to the video you'd selected.  

VAST permalink option beneath playback bar

Note:  If you want your video to be accessible from off-campus (strongly recommended), you will need to add the Butler proxy to the beginning of the video link provided. The proxy is: https://ezproxy.butler.edu/login?url=

So, for example, AVON provides this link for a video clip: http://alexanderstreet.com/videoclip1.  This will only work within Butler's IP range.  If I were an instructor using this for a class, I would add the proxy and then add https://ezproxy.butler.edu/login?url=http://alexanderstreet.com/videoclip1 to my Moodle so that students could have full access.

Kanopy's Permalink option is under the share tab, which is beneath the view window. The share tab will give you two options: one (called simply "share") will allow you to send a link to the web player of the film, while the second ("embed") will let you place a link for the video directly into any other files you may be creating (a PowerPoint or a class site, for instance).

                                         

 

Note: Unlike other streaming services, Kanopy does not require the proxy address: its links are good to go upon generation.

Swank Digital Campus' Permalink option is to the right, just beneath the view window. There are two copy link options here: one (called 'Copy Direct Link') will allow you to copy the link for the web player of the film for sharing directly with your class, while the second ('Copy LMS Link') will let you copy the link for sharing the video into any other files you may be creating (a PowerPoint or moodle course, for instance).

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