"Adopting Video" or "Why reinvent the wheel?"

Did you know that 100 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute? That’s a lot of stuff! Chances are there is something out there that will work for you. So how do you find a quality video to use in your course? Where are the best places to look? Searching takes time but is often better than having to design, create, edit, produce, and host your own videos. A couple of things to keep in mind as you search for video are:

  • What are the copyright restrictions for using this video?
  • Is this video accessible to those with special needs? (captions or transcript)

We strongly recommend trying to find videos that are designated as OER (open educational resources) and that have been captioned.

Google search for OER Video

One of the best ways you can search for open educational resources is to use an advanced Google search.   
When on a Google page, find the advanced search options under the Settings tab in the lower right-hand corner of Google.


Click the Settings tab and then click Advanced search in the Settings box. 

Enter the criteria you want to search for.

When you have filled in your criteria, scroll down to the section on “usage rights” and filter your results so that only OER material will be presented in the search results. After you choose this option, click the blue "Advanced Search" button. Googles give you the results of your advanced search.

Another option is to
Use the SLCC Library

There are many great people and assets at the SLCC's library. Consider leveraging these resources right on our campus. Films on Demand is a great resource with a huge database of video.

Please contact Instructional Media if you have any questions or need further support.