Using audio and video
There has been a recent explosion in the use of video online. If you take a look at the University website you will see video content on just about every page, but there are also many ways that you can use audio and video in your teaching and research activities. The University has a licence for recording from televison and radio.
Make sure, if you use images or video clips in your teaching, that you are not infringing copyright.
The only circumstances in which you can use copyright material are: if you or the University own the copyright of the material, if you have obtained clearance from the copyright owner to use the materials in this way, or the copyright period has expired
For more information about copyright, refer to the staff guide to copyright and Recording Lectures: Legal Considerations from JISC Legal.
Publishing video using Video.Nottingham
The video.nottingham service allows staff to create their own podcasts. Students can subscribe to podcasts via RSS feeds and be notified when new media items (also known as episodes) are produced. It can also be used very simply to host video for students to watch (e.g. via the VLE); the procedure is still the same.
How to use video.nottingham
Register for a user login by completing the online form. You must have a valid University email address to use the system. Currently the system is open only to staff.
Once you have submitted the form, you will receive login information by email, usually within 24 hours. If you do not receive an email please email the Lecture Capture Team
Go to video.nottingham to login and begin using the service.
Alternative publishing methods
The video.nottingham service is appropriate for most academic video publishing needs, but, like YouTube, the video conversion process is automated and in some circumstances this is inappropriate. Common cases where an alternative publishing method should be used are where very high video quality needs to be retained, or where there is a legal requirement for access restriction to be rigidly applied. More advice about alternatives may be obtained by emailing ui-lecture-capture.
Publishing openly via YouTube and iTunes U
In addition to the increasing numbers of staff who are recording video and audio material for their students, the University has official YouTube and iTunes U channels, falling under the banner of the Open Nottingham programme.
Here are some examples of content made available recently on YouTube and iTunes U:
If you are interested in making video or audio content that you have produced available via either of these channels, please use the YouTube/iTunes U Audio/Visual content submission form. If you would like to discuss an idea for creating new content, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Using audio and video content from other sources
The University has an ERA Plus licence that permits recording off-air of broadcast programmes. The video production group can provide more information about this.
The University also has a licence to use Box of Broadcasts. This is an important new resource and details are given elsewhere.
Support and information
METAL (Media Enhanced Teaching and Learning) project is a University of Nottingham school-led project that aims to build and support the growing community of staff involved in creating audio visual teaching material. Find out more from the METAL project Workspace
Hear from our staff
iTunes U provides a wonderful opportunity to make available - to a global audience - some of the resources our inspiring educators and staff produce. I hope you enjoy the rich array of video and audio programmes available on our iTunes channel and that it gives you a revealing insight into the international Nottingham experience.
Vice-Chancellor Professor David Greenaway
Case study: Using video for Reflective Practice Learning to Facilitate Professional Socialisation
At the November 2009 e-learning community, Gemma Stacey presented on her use of video for helping nurses adjust to the professional environment they face after graduation. You can see her powerpoint presentation, and watch the video of her presentation. Two video examples of the content produced during this project where also shown during this presentation. These videos contain content that some people may find distressing - Susanna's story and Rachel's story.
Case study: Students using Video
Recorded at the UoN e-Learning Community 3rd February 2010. This presentation concerns an activity led by student interns, who were working for the Visual Learning Lab (VLL), a national Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) based at the University of Nottingham. The activity involved gathering views from students around the University about their experiences of teaching and learning with particular reference to the use of visualisation in such learning activities. The outcome was a provocative video, produced by the VLL student interns, summarising the views and opinions of their fellow students. The presentation included a viewing of the video, which is both humorous and powerful in terms of the messages it conveys about learning and teaching in higher education. Watch this presentation.