Each month we share some of our timely frequently asked questions around educational technology.
Q: How can I collaborate or share with a colleague on a video using Kaltura?
There may be times when you collaborate with a colleague to give a lecture or create some video content for their topic without being in the teaching team. Instead of having to move videos around via cloud drives and sharing, there are now permissions in Kaltura that let you assign collaborators to a video.
There are 4 permissions you can use:
- Change ownership – give it away to someone. The video will no longer show in your My Media and you won’t have any permissions to it.
- Co-editor – allow someone to edit it (details /information &/or the video itself) and embed it where they want. It will be visible to them from My Media. Be aware if you use the same video in your own topic, any edits to the video/video details appear in all places the video is used.
- Co-publisher – let someone else publish this video into their own topic, but they cannot make any changes to it.
- Co-viewer – let someone view the video from My Media, but they won’t be able to edit, publish or embed your video anywhere. This is a great function if you want feedback on your video or if a colleague wants to see a video to decide if it will be useful for them.
Q: Where can I source open educational resources (OERs)?
OERs are educational resources (print or electronic) that are designed for learning and teaching and are openly licensed. OERs are free of cost, and are either available in the public domain or under license terms that allow the resource to be retained, reused, revised, remixed or redistributed.
For help on searching for OERs in a range of written and multimedia formats, visit the Creative Commons OER page.
The Library can also help you source online materials from the Library’s online subscription collections and via collections of quality open educational resources.
For Library assistance submit an online content for topics request through Service One.
Q: How can I make my own engaging resources?
Flinders supplies a range of tools you can use to build your own resources. Odds are you are probably already using some of the tools for other purposes!
The eLearning Gateway has a Tool selection matrix that shows you which supported tools can be used to create a range of different engaging and interactive resources. These include:
- Branching scenarios
- Infographics and diagrams
- Quizzes embedded in other resources