The Bentley Library and the Academic Technology Center will be jointly hosting a workshop on streaming film databases and a new resource, MediaCore. The session will be held on Wednesday September 30th from 2:00-3:00 pm in the Research Instruction Center (RIC) on the bottom floor of the library.
The library has recently added two new streaming films databases to our collection, Swank Digital Campus and Kanopy. Swank Digital Campus specializes in popular feature films, both classic and contemporary. Many of the films accessible through Swank Digital Campus have been placed on reserve in the past, and, as such, this is a great curriculum resource for Bentley faculty. Kanopy focuses on critically acclaimed feature films and award-winning documentaries on political,social, and cultural topics. MediaCore is a cloud-based video solution that will allow faculty to upload videos to their course sites in Blackboard without worrying about storage space and permission issues.
Librarians will be going over how to access and best use the streaming film databases, specifically how to easily place films from these resources in Blackboard for use in courses. Gaurav Shah and Steve Salina from the ATC will go through the process of uploading films to Blackboard using MediaCore and answer any questions about this resource.
Click here to register for the workshop.
Please see this In the Know post for more information on these new resources.