Images, Audio and video

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Using images, audio and video in learning and teaching can really make content come alive.

Finding and Using Images

Newcastle University Library have published a libguide on Still images including links to:

  • reusable collections suited to specific and multidisciplinary use.
  • the Bridgeman Education - a major collection of 1.2 million images licensed for education


Audio is increasingly seen as a way to enrich learning content - in language teaching for example - and to provide feedback on assessments. Blackboard has a built in media player for including audio files within content and the Turnitin Feedback Studio provides the facility to record audio feedback for assignments, directly into the system.


The University has a license for BoB (Box of Broadcasts) National, an innovative shared online off-air TV and radio recording service for UK higher and further education institutions. BoB enables all staff and students in subscribing institutions to choose and record any broadcast programme from 60+ TV and radio channels. The recorded programmes are then kept indefinitely (no expiry) and added to a growing media archive, with all content shared by users across all subscribing institutions. Staff and students can record and catch-up on missed programmes on and off-campus, schedule recordings in advance, edit programmes into clips, create playlists, embed clips into VLEs, share what they are watching with others. There is also a set of video tutorials on how to use Bob.

Remember to check out the terms and conditions of each service you look at, and if in doubt refer to UK Government's intellectual property guidance and see our page on Copyright and IPR.

Creating Media

Newcastle University provides the following services for creating or deploying video:


Remember to provide accessible alternatives for images, audio and video.

How LTDS can help:

We can provide advice and training on the types of technologies that may be suitable for your teaching practice. If you have any other questions about using audio and video in your teaching, contact LTDS.