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Streaming media is a technology that enables you to include audio, video and other multimedia files that students will be able to view or listen to on a computer without having to download the file. Your students will need only a web browser to watch the presentations from any PC or Mac. We will be using a product named Mediasite for this process.

How Does It Work?

    • The instructor completes the Fair Use Checklist (must be signed and sent to Regina Bobak - AL 233).
    • Then submit the video, audio or multimedia file by placing it on the IMD_Video folder on the S: drive. To do this from a computer on campus, follow the directions listed below:
          1. Double-click on the "My Computer" icon on your computer.
          2. Double-click on the s drive drive.
          3. Double-click on the IMD_Video folder.

          4. Create a new folder with your last name as the title.
          5. Copy your file to the newly created folder.

    • The Instructional Media and Design Center staff will verify the Fair Use Checklist and media file. A URL is then provided to the instructor to post either within Blackboard or send via email to students. Please allow 2 to 5 working days from the receipt of the Fair Use Checklist.

    For more information on Copyright and Fair Use, please visit U. S. Copyright Office. American University's School of Communication has a report on the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education. Also, please the videos on the right side of the page contain information regarding copyright and fair use.


Copyright and Fair Use Information

The following videos contain information regarding copyright and fair use that you may find helpful. See the Playlist below video player for a list of videos.