This guide will help you locate collections of streaming video on the Internet. Here are some ways in which streaming videos can be useful:
- For faculty, showing a video in class can help stimulate discussion or illustrate the day's lesson
- For students giving a presentation, videos can add a visually engaging multimedia element
- For students conducting research, some videos can serve as informative source material
"Streaming video" refers to videos that can be viewed on the Internet, rather than requiring the user to download a video file. To play streaming videos, the user may need to have installed a program such as Adobe Flash, Windows Media Player, or QuickTime. Most computers on campus will have these programs.
Before showing a streaming video in a lecture or presentation, we recommend that you test it out on the classroom's computer.