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You’ve heard that using video examples for teaching is an effective practice, but it sounds like a lot of work NBC Learn Videosfor the instructor! Does DU have anything that helps me narrow down some videos to use in the class, either face-to-face or online?

NBC Learn Higher Ed ( is DU’s licensed collection of more than 21,000 videos, documents, and images that can be incorporated into classroom lectures and online teaching materials. The stories on NBC Learn Higher Ed are 2-6 minutes in length and designed so that faculty can give students access to digital content that is engaging, inspiring, and relevant to their daily lives. Besides its rich collection of primary-source newscasts from the NBC archive, NBC Learn Higher Ed is updated daily with the latest current events videos from NBC News and its portfolio. The resources enable faculty to use real-world case studies and keep students up-to-date on the latest developments in their fields.

Key Features

  • Search and Embed videos within Canvas
  • Create and share Playlists with students
  • Automatically generate citations in MLA, APA or Chicago style
  • Accessible playback format, closed captioned and full transcripts for all videos

That’s a great resource, but what if you don’t have the time to wade through the entire library to find relevant video examples for your class?

The NBC team will look through your syllabus and suggest a video playlist that corresponds to your learning outcomes and subject matter.

Please join us online February 15th at 11:30 am for an interactive online session on how NBC Learn Higher Ed can be integrated into face-to-face or blended instruction.  Participants will learn to search, download, and embed videos and hear best practices from professors currently using the system.

Register here

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