Columbia College Chicago

April 18, 2012

VAST Streaming Video Available!


New in the Columbia College Library

VAST:  Academic Video Online 

(please use this full URL when adding to syllabus, Moodle, email, etc.)

The Vast: Academic Video Online database from Alexander Street Press currently provides faculty with over 13,000 video titles from a wide range of disciplines, with new titles being added on a regular basis.  By 2013 VAST expects to have over 20,000 films available for faculty and students.

Faculty can easily provide links to high-quality video in their syllabus and embed links or video clips in their Moodle class.

Disciplines covered in VAST include:
  • American History
  • Area Studies
  • Art and Architecture
  • Business and Economics
  • Counseling and Therapy
  • Dance
  • Education
  • Ethinic Studies
  • Ethonography
  • Health
  • Humanities
  • Law & Criminal Justice
  • Opera
  • Politics & Current Affairs
  • Psychology
  • Religion & Philosophy
  • Science
  • Theatre
  • Women & Gender Studies
  • World History
  • World Language & Literature

 With the VAST platform features you can:
  • Create and share custom clips and playlists
  • Speed-Browse the video with a visual TOC
  • View synchronized scrolling transcripts alongside each video, search the transcript while watching, and jump forward and backward to search your term
  • Cite whole videos or your custom clips using permanent URLs
  • Email, share, and embed links in Moodle
  • Access the videos with your mobile device (iPhone, iPad, Android)

To add a specific video to your class:

  • Select the video you want to use
  • Click on the Embed/Link option

  • Copy the PERMALINK and past it into your syllabus or Moodle class

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