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Which online video sharing tool should I use?

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The following online tools are licensed for use at UC Berkeley, and have video playback and sharing features that allow you to upload them online and share them with your class:

See the comparison matrix below to help you decide which one to use for your instructional videos.

Regardless of which you use, you should ensure that any content you create is accessible: refer to accesscontent.berkeley.edu for best practices and resources for making course content accessible.

 

bCourses

(Supported by ETS)

bDrive

(Supported by bConnected) 

Box 

(Supported by bConnected)

YouTube

(Supported by bConnected)

Captioning

Option to upload an SRT file, and/or create your own captions using external tool, Amara. See: How do I add captions to new or uploaded videos in Canvas as an instructor?

Option to upload an SRT file to add to video file stored in bDrive. See Add Caption Tracks to Your Video Files (Google Drive Help article). 

 

No option in Box to add captions to existing video. You can, however, using separate tools, add captions to a video before you upload it to Box. See Enabling Subtitles/Closed Captions in Video Preview (Box Help article)

 

Closed-captioning feature allows viewers to toggle captions on/off. 

Also, built-in captioning tool allows users to transcribe their own videos or upload an SRT file. They can also leverage YouTube's automated transcription. See https://webaccess.berkeley.edu/resources/tips/captioning

Storage capacity

2GB (can be increased by request to the bCourses Help Desk, as needed)

If you have large quantities of video, we suggest you store it in bDrive, Box, or YouTube, and link to or Embed in bCourses.

Unlimited

 

Unlimited

 

Unlimited

Upload limit, per file

500MB

5TB

 

5GB

15min/20GB; can be increased by verifying YouTube account (see: Upload videos longer than 15 minutes)

Sharing privacy levels

Available to course or project site members only.

Specific people - You are the only person who can access the file or folder until you share it with specific people or groups; sign-in to a Google Account required to edit or comment.

Anyone at UC Berkeley - Anyone at UC Berkeley (with a link) can find and access. 

Anyone with the link - Anyone who is given the link to the file or folder can access it; sign-in to a Google Account not required. 

Public on the web - Anyone can access the file or folder on the Internet through search results or the web address; sign-in to a Google Account not required. 

People with link - Anyone with the link can access and no Box account is required

People in your company - Users with a Box account and a valid UC Berkeley email address

People in this folder - Only users who have been invited to the folder can access the content in the folder

 

Public - Viewable by anyone

People at UC Berkeley - Viewable by anyone logged into the CalNet

Unlisted -  Hidden from search and the user's profile/channel, and available only via direct link or embed code

Private - Viewable only to the owner and users that they select

Downloading

Any site member can download.

Downloading can be disabled by file owner.

Downloading can be disabled by file owner.

No option for viewer to download.

Video player controls

  • Play
  • Pause
  • Seeking/scrubbing
  • Playback speed
  • Zoom
  • Volume
  • Fullscreen toggle

Uses the Box video player

  • Play
  • Pause
  • Seeking/scrubbing
  • Playback speed
  • Quality
  • Volume
  • Fullscreen toggle
  • Play
  • Pause
  • Seeking/scrubbing
  • Playback speed
  • Zoom
  • Volume
  • Fullscreen toggle
  • Play
  • Pause
  • Seeking/scrubbing
  • Playback speed
  • Quality
  • Volume
  • Closed Captioning
  • Theater mode
  • Fullscreen toggle

Display in bCourses

Yes. See How do I upload a video using the Rich Content Editor as an instructor? Yes. See How do I get an embed code for video stored in bDrive?  and Embedding Video Content into bCourses   Yes. See How do I get an embed code for video stored in Box?  and Embedding Video Content into bCourses   Yes. See Embed Videos and Playlists (Google article) and Embedding Video Content into bCourses 

  

 

Important Accessibility Information

Instructors are encouraged to reference accesscontent.berkeley.edu for best practices and resources for making course content accessible. In particular, you should refer to http://accesscontent.berkeley.edu/resources/help-guides/video-captions-transcripts

and http://accesscontent.berkeley.edu/resources/help-guides/adding-descriptive-audio to ensure that your content will be accessible to all students who may be in your course (now and into the future). Keep in mind that it is harder and more expensive to make content accessible after-the-fact. Also, know that you are required to ensure your content is accessible if it will be made available to the public or if you have been notified by DSP that student accommodation is required.