Ball State relies on the Mediasite platform to allow instructors to share streaming video--including lectures and film or video clips--with students. Mediasite helps Ball State instructors comply with copyright law by offering password-protected access and by allowing students to view videos without downloading or sharing them outside the University.
To start using Mediasite in your course:
Many films and other video resources are made available legally online. These may be posted directly by the copyright holder, or they may be available through public domain or subscription collections. Whenever possible, linking to such content in your course website rather than storing the video in Mediasite will save time and minimize copyright risk. You should never share links to content you believe has been posted illegally. Unsure? Contact Copyright and Scholarly Communications Manager Donald Williams in the University Libraries.
A few good starting points for such films include:
Ball State instructors have a legal and ethical responsibility to to ensure that video content is accessible to all enrolled students, including individuals with disabilities. Contact Jeff Bowers in University Media Services to coordinate captioning to adhere to Ball State's University Captioning Policy.
What about copyright? In most cases, instructors and staff rely on fair use in order to create and disseminate captions for accessibility purposes. Note that Kanopy and other video content providers increasingly make captions available with their content.