Flexible features allow you to play and download videos, save them to a folder in My Content, or share them with a friend. Content tabs provide quick access to smaller video segments, video transcripts, citation information, related materials, and other titles in the same series.
Streaming vs. Downloading
To play the video via live stream, select the Play button in the video player. Streaming video relies on your internet connection to play and does not save the video to your computer or device.
Downloading video saves a local copy of the video or video segment. Playing the downloaded file does not require an internet connection. To download a video, select the ellipses icon on the video, and then Download. Select the file quality and save the file to your desired location.
Select QuickList to add a video to your personal list which is accessible from any page. QuickList is an easy way to bookmark videos of interest and to curate resources as you sort search results for comparison or review later.
There are several ways to share content, including email, favorite links, Google Classroom, or community sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Explore more about our LMS Integrations.
You can assign a video to specific students, a group, or your whole class. Note: you can only use this feature after your students have been uploaded to Discovery Education.
4. Additional Options
Select the ellipses (...) to open additional options:
- Create with Studio: Select Create with Studio to add a video to a new Studio Board. It will open a Studio board to allow for further editing.
- My Content: If you plan to use a video frequently, want to organize resources into folders for lessons or units, or want to share it with others in your school or district, you can add it to your My Content folders.
- Download: To download a video and save it to your computer, flash drive, or other device, select the Download icon. Select the file quality and save the file to your desired location. You can also download the closed caption file. Once the download is complete, follow the path you the download location you selected to find the video files on your computer.
The Details tab tells more about the resource, including a description, suggested grade levels, publisher, and copyright date.
6. Video Segments
Videos are available in their entirety and can range from a few minutes to several hours. Videos are also segmented to provide more targeted or specific information so that you can find the content that best relates to your learning objective.
Closed captioned videos have the text available in a searchable transcript format. Search for a term to see it highlighted throughout the transcript and click on any section of the transcript while a video is playing to jump to that portion of the video.
8. Classroom Materials
Some videos include additional resources to support learning around the resource. These may include:
- Teacher’s Guide - Teacher’s Guides contain program objectives, discussion questions, and lesson plans that the video's content supports.
- Blackline Master - Blackline Masters are supplementary materials such as worksheets, quizzes, word searches, and crossword puzzles that support video content.
Dynamic citation information is provided for all Discovery Education resources. Click on Citations to view MLA, APA, and Chicago Manual of Style formats. Citations may be copied and pasted into projects that include Discovery Education content.