As part of our mission to support teaching, learning and research, the Bothell Campus Library offers UW Bothell instructors streaming media course support service for fully online or off-site courses. This streaming service may enable students to access a selection of their required films online from on or off-campus locations.
While the library is committed to and prioritizes streaming media support when possible for fully online and off-site courses, we will also consider suggestions from UW Bothell instructors for streaming media in support of their on-campus and hybrid courses. This is contingent upon availability of funding and favorable licensing terms.
The Bothell Campus Library must purchase the licensing rights to stream any video we use in an educational context, even when we own physical copies in our collection. In some cases, we may not be able to acquire titles due to prohibitively high cost, restrictive vendor licensing terms, or nonexistent licenses. The cost of licensing a new title can range from $350-$600 per video, typically for a duration of three years. If we are working with a new distributor, the license negotiation process may take up to two months.
UW Bothell faculty whose courses meet the above considerations should contact Reserves staff at firstname.lastname@example.org. Library staff will research license availability and streaming options.
For all other media requests (e.g., help finding streaming videos, film purchase suggestions), please contact your subject librarian.
If you are interested in learning how to stream your own audio and video clips in Canvas, follow these instructions or contact Learning Technologies. A "Step-by-Step Guide to Copyright Compliance for Electronic Course Materials" is available here.
As affiliated UW Libraries' users, Cascadia faculty and students are welcome to use our growing collection of streaming videos.
Reserves staff are happy to answer questions about adding links to UW-restricted online videos in your Canvas course pages.
Please contact your Subject Librarian for additional help finding streaming videos, or to suggest films to purchase for the library collection.