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Free, Open, and Public Domain Resources: Audio-video

Looking for copyright-free text, images, and audio-video to use in your courses? Look no further!

Audio-Video free to use under certain conditions

These audio and audio-video clips are owned by organizations that specifically allow them to be used without permission and without any charge for specific purposes (for which ESC Moodle courses qualify.)

Ok to link, not to embed

These video resources may not be embedded in your courses, but you can link to them freely.

Films On Demand

Films On Demand is a subscription Library resource that offers over 5000 educational films and documentaries. You may embed these works, or parts of these works in Angel LMS courses.

Creative Commons Audio Video

Creative Commons audio-video recordings are not in the public domain. They are published with a license that specifies what you can do with them. You are allowed to use them without permission and without any charge, but you must follow other specified restrictions, which are explained here::

Be careful of using any work with ShareAlike license, because often we cannot abide by its requirements. Faculty contracts and SUNY rules stipulate that faculty retain copyright to the courses they create, and that would violate the ShareAlike license. It's ok for things made by students and professional staff as long as you put a CC ShareAlike license on it.

iTunes Video

Apple iTunes allows you and your students to buy or rent movies and TV episodes. You can create a playlist and link to it in a course, an e-mail, or webpage. You and your students will need to use the iTunes Store to access this content. It can be viewed from a computer, as well as an iPod or iPhone.

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