VideoLeeds is a multimedia repository for staff and students of the University of Leeds to share audio and video content with members of the University and with the public. VideoLeeds is a component of the Lecture Capture and Media Management Service which enables staff and students to create, store, manage and publish audio and video content from a single place.
Visit VideoLeeds at https://video.leeds.ac.uk
Visit the IT Web page for Frequently Asked Questions on VideoLeeds.
An example of some of the channels available on VideoLeeds.
Listen to Professor Neil Morris introduce the benefits of using VideoLeeds.
What type of content can I publish to VideoLeeds?
We encourage the publication of learning, teaching or research content aimed at supporting and enhancing the educational experience.
Examples might include:
- Copies of or excerpts from timetabled lectures appropriate for a wider audience;
- Public events and guest speakers;
- Footage of visiting academics aimed at a general audience (please ensure all visiting academics have consented to the recording being publicly available and this has been agreed in writing);
- Course trailers;
- Promotional videos for forthcoming University of Leeds and FutureLearn courses;
- Practical demonstration videos outlining lab techniques or unique examples of technology;
- Animations to illustrate key concepts;
- Specifically commissioned videos to explain concepts in a visual manner e.g. gravitational fields;
- Live performances;
- Excerpts of plays, musical compositions and other performance pieces (subject to licensing);
- Student produced content;
- Presentations, interviews or end of degree shows.
Why should I publish media to VideoLeeds?
The Lecture Capture and Media Management system already provides the facility to share videos with named individuals and with students on a module within the VLE. VideoLeeds enables staff and students to actively promote their content to a wider audience, both to University members and publicly.
There are various benefits to publishing to VideoLeeds which are listed below.
Publishing to VideoLeeds is easy:
- One interface allows users to publish to VideoLeeds directly and quickly from the Lecture Capture and Media Management Mediasite platform without having to log in to a separate system.
- Users have control over uploading, editing, publishing and updating their content without having to liaise with third parties.
Content can be easily reviewed and edited since any published material in VideoLeeds is managed through MyMediasite so any edits are reflected across all published locations.
Content is easily searchable:
- Using the Channels and search facility users can find content by title, description, presenter information and the use of 'tags'.
- Opportunities for greater networking and collaboration may arise as staff, students and researchers view content across all Channels; discovering the types of activities and research being undertaken in different Schools and Faculties.
- Students are actively encouraged to use VideoLeeds as a platform to share their own digital content or disseminate their research.
- Helps promote excellence in student education, research and innovation within the University to wider audiences, and sharing of resources in line with the University’s Open Education aspirations.
Security and Maintenance:
- VideoLeeds is maintained by the Lecture Capture and Media Management Service Support Team who are on hand to keep the system up-to-date, implement changes and develop the product as outlined in phase 2 of the Blended Learning Strategy.
Why publish to VideoLeeds instead of other external channels like iTunesU and YouTube?
VideoLeeds offers the flexibility for staff and students to easily and quickly publish lecture capture content and other audio-video content to University members or publicly. VideoLeeds is built within the Lecture Capture and Media Management System which allows for existing content that has been created using scheduled capture or ad-hoc capture to be published easily without having to use another multimedia management system.
Staff who would like their content to reach a wide external audience should consider publication to the University’s YouTube channel (for content with a high promotional focus) or iTunesU (for high quality rich student education materials) in addition to VideoLeeds. These channels are managed by the Communications team and the Digital Learning Team respectively. A process for publishing content directly from the Lecture Capture and Media Management system to these channels will be available later in 2016.
How do I log on to VideoLeeds?
VideoLeeds is open to the public so you do not need to log in to view any publicly available resources. You access VideoLeeds by visiting https://video.leeds.ac.uk. Some resources have restricted access to University members only and in this case staff and students will need to log in with their University username and password. Members of the public will not see resources in VideoLeeds which are restricted to University members.
How can I publish content to the spotlight channel of VideoLeeds?
The VideoLeeds channel is actively curated to ensure content is of a consistently high quality, and our audiences are made aware of new and exciting content.
A powerful method of showcasing content is the Spotlight carousel that displays up to five videos on the VideoLeeds homepage.
All videos appearing on the Spotlight should meet one of the following criteria:
- Showcase research
Provide an overview of outstanding research that is accessible, relevant and of interest to a wide staff and student audience.
- Training resources
Offer tutorials and step-by-step guidelines for web services, eg how to embed VideoLeeds content in Jadu and WordPress.
- Online learning
Promote our free online courses and resources running on platforms including FutureLearn and iTunesU.
- Publicise new upgrades or services
Feature video summaries of upgrades to existing systems (VLE, Portal, LeedsforLife) and overviews of new services.
- Visually striking or innovative content
Videos with high production values that convey narrative through impactful imagery. An example of this might be a short animated trailer.
If you have produced content that meets these criteria and would like it to be featured in the Spotlight please email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss with the Channel Manager.
All users who upload material to VideoLeeds must accept the general terms and conditions which are outlined in http://www.leeds.ac.uk/terms
How do I apply licence attributes and copyright to my recordings in VideoLeeds?
We recommend that you include any copyright or licence attributes either as part of your audio-video content (such as a slide with © University of Leeds) or you include any such details in the description attached to the content. If you wish to publish your content under a creative commons licence in line with the University's policy to encourage Open Educational Resources then visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/ for more information.
How can I ensure my students don’t breach copyright?