TV and radio recordings are often overlooked as an educational resource.
Broadcast TV & radio, and collections from the internet offer insights into historical or current news and events, provide scenarios for case studies, document social, political and scientific advances, and so much more.
Materials from these sources can be used within an educational setting apropos the Screenrights Licensing Scheme.
These sources support the following learning types (see definitions):
The Education Television and Video Communications Trust provide a catalogue of TV broadcasts and video podcasts for use in education.
Visit ETV and click the login button.
Enter your staff or student email address, e.g.
You will be redirected to log in with UniSign.
Libraries and Learning services host recordings from broadcast TV and radio with a focus on New Zealand’s political, social, cultural and economic history.
Access the collection through the Library website.
Note: This site does not provide the ’embed code’ to embed video into Canvas. Therefore, provide students with a link to the page.
Embed a video from ETV into Canvas
Select a video on the ETV website. Click the Embed Code button.
Click Responsive embed code.
Copy the HTML text from the page.
In Canvas, create a new page. Switch to HTML view and paste the HTML code.
You might like to change the width and height of the video to something like 98% wide and ‘600’ high (i.e. 600 pixels tall).
You can also copy the embed code for a short portion of the video. From ETV, click CLIP VIDEO button, set your IN and OUT points, then click GET CLIPPED EMBED CODE.