Using Video in Language Teaching – 19/04/13

On this page you will find all the resources you’ll need when attending the Teacher Development Forum “Using Video in Language Teaching” on 19th April 2013, at the University of Manchester.

Section 1: Copyright Issues

Section 2: Tutorials

Tutorial 1: Embedding YouTube clips in Blackboard 9

  • Go to and find a video you like
  • In a new tab, log into your Backboard Sandbox or course area
  • Follow instructions on the board for:
    • Embedding a YouTube video on Bb9

Tutorial 2: Downloading from YouTube

  • Go to and find a video you like
  • In a new tab, go to
  • Follow instructions on the board for:
    • Saving an offline copy of a YouTube video (Recommended file format: .mp4)

Tutorial 3: UoM Video library

Tutorial 4: Embedding a video in PowerPoint

  • Open Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Follow instructions on the board for:
    • Inserting a video into a presentation
    • Choosing playback options (auto-play, click to play)

Tutorial 5: Using Box of Broadcast

  • Go to
  • Follow instructions on the board for:
    • Logging in as a UoM user
    • Accessing programmes
    • Requesting a programme recording
    • Embedding your programme in Blackboard 9

Section 3: Useful software

  • Windows Live Movie Maker – Video editor for Microsoft Windows
  • iMovie – Video editor for Apple OS X
  • Handbrake – A very useful open-source piece of software that lets you convert parts of a DVD into a digital file. (OS X / Linux / Windows)
  • Xilisoft DVD Ripper – Paid software that lets you convert parts of a DVD into a digital file. (Windows only)
  • Camtasia – Powerful screen capture software with integrated video editor (Windows / OS X)
  • DropBox – Store and share your files for free – click here to create a free account (OS X / Linux / Windows)

Section 4: Resources 

Resources from Maria Kluczek

Resources from Sheraz Ali

Section 5: Downloadable video clips

Use the clips below to practise embedding, uploading, editing, etc.

PC format 

De battre mon coeur s’est arrêté (The Beat My Heart Skipped) (Jacques Audiard, 2008, France)

Parlez-moi de la pluie (Let’s talk about the rain) (Agnès Jaoui, 2007, France)

Mac format

Brassed Off (Mark Herman, 1996, UK)

Section 6: Further reading and weblinks:

JISC: YouTube and Vimeo for Education

The Five Best Tools for Creating Videos Without Installing Software

Teaching technologies: teaching English using video (ideas)

Converting a video online (change the format of a video file: .mp4 –> .wmv, etc.)

Film In Language Teaching Association 

The New Media Consortium: Horizon Report 2013 (HE edition)

Online Learning Task Force (The), 2011. Collaborate to compete: Seizing the opportunity of online learning for UK higher education. A report to HEFCE.

Warschauer, M., 2006. Laptops and Literacy: learning in the wireless classroom. New York, Teachers College Press.

Xilisoft DVD to WMV help and full licence purchase ($30)

Handbrake help (Mac)

Windows Movie Maker help (XP)

Windows Movie Maker help (Windows 7 & Vista)

iMovie help (Mac)

Dropbox help


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