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Pre-record Your Class Session
One Button Studio
One Button Studio is an intuitive video studio to practice presentations and create video content. Easy button adjustment allows for seated or standing sessions and additional accessibility.*
Similar to our One Button Studio but with an illuminated glass board that allows users to write glowing notes and drawings, seemingly in the air in front of them, without ever turning away from the camera.*
*NOTE: Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance.Studio spaces are intended for one person use to encourage social distancing.
Moving Physical Content Online
I'd like to show my DVD/Blu-ray/VHS via Zoom or Moodle. What options do I have?
- In general, you'll need permission--or a license--from the copyright holder of the film to do this.
- We can assist you in locating a commercially available, streamed version of the film you'd like to use in your online class. Please fill out the Streaming Video Request form to do so.
- Please allow 5-7 business days for requesting a streamed version of a film for your class. It may take longer to purchase a streaming license to a video in some cases; this will depend on vendor circumstances and we will keep you up to date on delays if they occur. Thanks in advance for your patience and understanding.
- Here are a few of the options that Tammy can explore with you:
- There are distributors who sell institutional streaming licenses to their films, including Kanopy, Swank Digital Campus, and Films Media Group.
- Generally, these services cover documentary, educational, or independent films.
- Once the library purchases a license to these films, your students will be able to access them using their NetID and password.
- There have been some distributors who have been providing discounted access (and in a few cases, free access) to streaming licenses of their films.
- Streaming services such as Hulu, Netflix, and AppleTV allow individual students and instructors to purchase access.
- Generally, these services cover blockbuster films or television shows.
- Unfortunately, due to the terms of service for such services, the library cannot purchase access for your students.
- While some filmmakers are legally posting their films to YouTube, this is rare. In general, full films that are posted to YouTube are pirated and are taken down from the site expediently.
Can I scan an entire book or score and upload it to Moodle?
- If the book or score was published after 1925, then, in general, no. You'll need permission from the rights holder to scan an entire book that is still covered by copyright law and upload it to Moodle.
- If the book or score was published before 1925, then it's in the public domain. There's a good chance that the book has already been scanned and uploaded to sites like the Internet Archive, IMSLP, or Project Gutenberg. Please note that scholarly editions of public domain books and scores published after 1925 are not in the public domain.
- Scanning small portions of a book or score and uploading them to Moodle will likely fall under fair use--especially given these extraordinary circumstances.
- The Mansfield Library subscribes to a number of ebook databases. To locate them, you can do an "Advanced Search" of our catalog for a title and limit your results by resource type to "Books (Electronic)" on the right hand side of the search screen. Please also note that although many of our ebooks provide unlimited and simultaneous use, this isn't always the case.
- The Library might be able to purchase an electronic version of a book if it's not in the public domain and the entire book is needed. Please contact us to make a request.
Is it okay to scan and upload a chapter of a book or a movement of a score to Moodle?
How can I post an article from the library's databases to Moodle?
- Please post a link to an article from our library's databases rather than upload a pdf of it.
- If you see a button or link that says, "permanent link", or "persistent link", please use that to provide access to the article in Moodle.
Who can I contact for further copyright questions?
Open Educational Resources for Online Teaching
Open Educational Resources (OER) Defined
"Open Educational Resources are teaching, learning and research materials in any medium – digital or otherwise – that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions." -- The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Please contact Digital Initiatives Librarian, Wendy Walker, for more information on locating and using open educational resources for your course.
Library Instruction Requests
Library instruction is available remotely, face-to-face, remote, or online, dependent on the size of classes and instructor preferences.
Advanced College Writing Teaching Request Form
If you teach an advanced writing course and are interested in co-teaching with a librarian or would like assistance developing a research assignment, fill out our teaching request form. An instruction librarian will contact you within 2 days.
Information Literacy - Core
Tutorials on library research, information literacy, and critical thinking skills that you can integrate into your remote course.