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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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As you may know, CourseMedia is a course media management system that helps instructors organize and present media materials (images, video and audio). On August 10 2016, a new DU CourseMedia system was rolled out to the DU academic community.

This is the biggest software update to CourseMedia in years and we encourage instructors to become familiar with the new system. Here are the 5 biggest changes to CourseMedia:

  1. Instructors must share their CourseMedia content with their students via Canvas.
  2. Existing CourseMedia galleries are now organized by Groups and Personal galleries.
  3. Some old CourseMedia was removed from the system due to copyright issues. Please verify that all your old CourseMedia content is still working.
  4. CourseMedia can now search and embed Kanopy videos, a DU library video subscription of 26,000+ videos.
  5. CourseMedia content is now iPad friendly.

Additional information on new changes to CourseMedia can be found on our KnowledgeBase.

If you would like further help with Canvas/CourseMedia content, please contact our office for assistance at or at 303-871-2084.

DU CourseMedia has a fresh look and feel.

DU CourseMedia has a fresh look and feel.

DU CourseMedia


DU CourseMedia is an online system that helps instructors discover, organize and present course media materials (images, video and audio). Instructors can create media galleries that can be accessed by their students in Canvas. Instructors have access to large collection of art and world history images, library reserve videos and audio works.

DU CourseMedia

DU CourseMedia

What can faculty do with DU CourseMedia?

  • Create high quality image and video presentations for your students.
  • Share media (video, audio and photos) with students via Canvas. *
  • Access, view and share the library video collection with your course students.
  • Create video clips on-the-fly using an online media editor tool.
  • Upload your own images into a gallery.
  • Import external video (YouTube, PBS, Vimeo, CNN, NPR, FoxNews) into a gallery.
  • Supports complex language characters (Russian, Korean, Arabic etc…).
  • Move or copy galleries to other instructor.
  • Assign course students to create their own personal research galleries. View Video

Here are the big changes to CourseMedia that DU instructors should know about:

  • Instructors must share their CourseMedia content with their students via Canvas. View Videos
  • CourseMedia can now search and embed Kanopy videos, a DU library video subscription of 26,000+ videos.
  • CourseMedia content is now iPad friendly.
  • Instructors must update their old CourseMedia/Canvas embed codes.  The old embed codes will stop working Summer 2017.
  • If DU instructors need help updating their Canvas/CourseMedia content, please contact our GTA office workers for assistance at
  • If you have used CourseMedia in the past, please visit the new CourseMedia and verify if all  your materials are still working correctly.

How can I get started?

To get started, visit the website at Instructors have automatic access but students must be enrolled in a Canvas course that is using DU CourseMedia. Art History students can access the CourseMedia website directly.

As an instructor, how do I request a new video for DU CourseMedia?

If you are an instructor, email the library reserves department at When making the request, please ensure to provide as much detail as possible about the video, including date, director, and language. Also, be sure to search the repository before making your request. There is a chance that your video has already been requested by another instructor in the past

How can I learn more?

  • Get support for DU CourseMedia at the OTL Knowledge Base.
  • Contact or call us 303-871-2084


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