About Media Collections Online

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Media Collections Online provides online access to audio and video recordings from Indiana University collections and select scholarly projects.

Anyone may view publicly accessible items in Media Collections Online, but the majority of content is restricted to authorized users based on course enrollment or departmental membership. This includes sound recordings previously served through the Variations system.

Media Collections Online is supported by the Library Technologies division of the IU Bloomington Libraries, with additional technology support from UITS. This service is based on the open source Avalon Media System software developed by Library Technologies’ Digital Media Software Development group.

Features of Media Collections Online

Media Collections Online provides the ability to:

  • Watch and listen to tens of thousands of audio and video items.
  • Create custom playlists containing excerpts from different media items.
  • Embed media into other websites.
  • Import playlist files from Variations.

System requirements

  • Operating system: Windows 11, Windows 10, or Windows 8.x; macOS; iOS 5.1 or later; Android 4.1 or later
  • Browser: Recent version of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Edge

Use Media Collections Online with your Canvas course

Instructors can add the "IU Media Collections Online" tool to Canvas courses for access to audiovisual course reserve content. To request material to be added or authorized for your Canvas course, contact your campus' media services department. If you need help or have a question about adding Media Collections Online as an external tool in Canvas, contact the Media Collections Online support team.

Add content to Media Collections Online

IU libraries, archives, departments, and faculty may propose new collections and projects for Media Collections Online. For more, see the Media Collections Online wiki.

Get help

For help with Media Connections Online, contact the Media Collections Online support team.

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Last modified on 2023-11-22 13:44:29.