http://www.graspr.com/ - Graspr is an online video community that offers high quality instructional content on a wide range of topics - contributed by Teodora Kirilova

Common Craft - Common Craft videos explain complex multimedia topics in an easy-to-understand format so that everyone can learn to use tools like email, Twitter, RSS feeds and social bookmarking, among others. Contributed by Patricia Nugent.


MathTV - MathTV was originally a pay site with many videos related to Algebra, Calculus, Trig, and Basic Math. Each video has one example worked out. Now that the site is free, it has joined my list of favorite math-related resources. This is very specific, and will not likely help out others with their courses, however if you have children (or just want to brush up your own skills) it's a good place to go for some extra review. - Jason Bock

iHealthTube.com - Videos, Podcasts, and Articles on any natural health topic. Who knew that there would be so much already available on Ayurveda. There are lots of other topics available on here. - Anneliese McArthur

http://www.youtube.com/ - YouTube videos can be embedded in a PowerPoint presentation. As long as it's a link, the copyright is OK. If you actually convert the video using converter software, then you have broken copyright. (Christine Sacco, October 21, 2009)

http://www.ted.com/ TED Talks cover a wide range of topics, and can be an excellent resource. Usage guidelines can be found here:
http://www.ted.com/pages/view/id/195

http://www.open-video.org/ - Free open source site with videos (Christine Sacco, Octboer 22, 2009)

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/updates/moviemaker2.mspx
Movie Maker from Windows is a good and easy resource to create, edit and share home movies. (Contributed by Angela Jimenez, October 22, 2009)

Vimeo is a site to find video uploaded directly from filmmakers and creative video creators. There are a wide range of styles and interests on the site. There are either free or paid subscriptions, and various member ship options. The site may be used for non-commerical purposes only. -Meredith Perkins

http://www.squared5.com/ MPEG Streamclip - A handy tool for converting video formats & ripping DVD content for Mac and PC. I use it a lot to convert lectures that are on DVD into quicktime format so they can be streamed from our school's streaming server. Couldn't live without it!! - James Pearce

Media Storage options - One of the issues with video can be the size of the files. Here are some options for streaming servers that you can upload your files to and then link to them from your CMS course.
YouTubeU at UMass Boston - See info at http://www.umb.edu/youtube/ Keep in mind that anything on YouTubeU is still publicly accessible.
File formats that will work on YouTubeU are:

  • Windows Media Video (.WMV)
  • .3GP (cell phones)
  • .AVI (windows)
  • .MOV (mac)
  • .MP4 (ipod/psp)
  • .MPEG
  • .FLV (adobe flash)
  • .SWF (shockwave flash)v
  • .MKV (h.264)
Also, on web at http://www.mediacenter.umb.edu/multimedia/lounge/mediaweb/mediahosting/index.php there’s the following information:
Flickr
Flickr.com is a simple website that allows you to upload short videos and images to an account you acquire during the one-time sign up process. With Flickr you can: Show off your favorite photos to the world, Blog the photos you take with a cameraphone and securely and privately show photos to your friends and family around the world.
**http://www.flickr.com**

Screencast.com
Also, I’m aware of many folks who are happiest using free accounts from Screencast.com, which (according to the webpage at http://www.screencast.com/pricing.aspx ), one can sign up for a “Screencast.com Free Account” providing “2GB storage space, 2GB monthly bandwidth”. Also has four levels of security to protect your content and multiple format options.