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e-Video: Streaming Video for UW Bothell Faculty

Recognizing the importance of streaming videos to the curriculum, the Bothell Campus Library contributes to a growing collection of streaming titles available from the UW Libraries.

Bothell Campus Library Streaming Course Support Policy (Effective Summer 2016)

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.

UW Bothell Streaming Media Requests

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.

Considerations for Streaming Media Requests

  • The request must be submitted by a UW Bothell instructor for their credit-bearing and degree program affiliated UW Bothell course.
  • Priority will be given to courses that are fully online or offered at an off-site location.
  • Priority will be given to films that are required viewing for all students in the class.
  • Streaming licenses or streaming rights for educational and documentary films must be available for purchase.
  • Streaming licenses for readily available feature films and television shows will not be purchased.
  • Films which are readily available at a reasonable cost to students through a streaming service such as Netflix or Amazon Prime, or through a DVD retailer will not be licensed for streaming.
  • Note that setting up streaming agreements with vendors can be time-consuming. Please plan ahead, allowing up to two months to license these materials.
  • Upon expiration of a license, the library will apply the above criteria for license renewal decisions.

UW Bothell faculty whose courses meet the above considerations should contact Reserves staff at reserves@uw.edu. 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.

How to Stream Your Own Audio and Video Clips

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.

Cascadia College Faculty

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.

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Pay-Per-View Streaming

CanIStream.It allows you to search across pay-per-view streaming services to find where and for how much a movie is available. If you are a UW Bothell / Cascadia College instructor and would like assistance finding streaming films for your students, please contact your subject librarian.

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