Video Content for Instruction (Multimedia Video Libraries and Open Resources)

Where to find video resources for your classes:

5th Floor Video Cabinet Library: Behind Janice Hicks' desk

This cabinet contains physical media: DVDs, VHS tapes, etc. which can be checked out for usage in your class on the honor system.

Video Resource Cabinet - Blackboard

The Faculty Multimedia Resource Cabinet (UMID login required) is a resource created for faculty on Blackboard. This is a collection of videos and resources that have been collected via the Internet. None of the sources presented should require payment or have copyright issues and have authenticated sources such as Harvard University and known institutions of Social Work.

SSW Video subscription services such as Alexander Street clinical video library, DSM-5 videos from SymptomMedia, and Kanopy require a login through the HSHSL gateway proxy server. All faculty and students should click the link and authenticate via UMID when off campus. See the linked page above for all specifics of using these services.

This site has several Multimedia resources that faculty can access for teaching purposes. This site is organized in the following sections:

(Please note: if you find out of date links that no longer work, please email the location (which course resources) and the name/link to

                  • Clinical Practice Resources
                  • Human Behavior Resources
                  • MACRO Practice Resources
                  • Mental Health Resources
                  • Policy Resources
                  • Research Resources
                  • Veterans Resources
                  • Common Links & Online Libraries (Blackboard link, requires UMID authentication)
                    • Online Clinical Video Library (Alexander Street) - authenticate via HS/HSL library gateway
                      • - authenticate via HS/HSL library gateway
                      • DSM-5 (SymptomMedia) - authenticate via HS/HSL library gateway (click the link a second time if you get to a different, non-UMB login page!)
                    • Kanopy Video Library (Note: for streaming only, download not allowed)
                    • (See Common links hyperlink above for access information)
                  • SOWK600 Resources
                  • SOWK630 Resources
                  • SOWK631 Resources
                  • SOWK632 Resources
                  • SOWK645 Resources
                  • SOWK670 Resources
                  • SWCL700 Resources
                  • SWCL744 Resources
                  • SWOA703 Resources
                  • SWOA704 Resources

Each of the sections has sites that are selected for the area and then there are course recommendations- students who have been through our Masters have recommended where they think these resources would be better used. The selection criteria for these sites include the student finding it very interesting or helpful when browsing through.

Curated Lists/Sites

Black Mountain Narrative Therapy - fill in the form to receive an email with a list of narrative therapy resources


SSW MediaSite videos

Using MyMediaSite - to record your own or upload your own videos and add them into your Blackboard course.


What are you looking for? A detailed search, especially using quotation marks, can yield many results in YouTube. The search box is in the upper left.

Here's how you can add the URL from a YouTube video (via the Share link) into your Blackboard course using the HTML toolbar.

YouTube is also a great option to host and serve your own videos. See more in SSW Recording options, at the bottom.


Many TED talks have social work aspects or are applicable to social work topics. The search magnifying glass is in the upper right.

Openness: What is Open and what are Creative Commons licenses?

"Open" in the context below, relates to licensing of educational content. Copyright is a traditional form of licensing that is generally prohibitive to openness and sharing. Creative Commons is a newer form of licensing that allows creators to "share your knowledge and creativity to build a more equitable, accessible, and innovative world." can learn all about licensing considerations, as well as licensing types. It's important to understand these before locating resources by delving into OER, OCW and MOOCs.

Open Educational Resources (OER)

What are OER? The University of Texas - Arlington has developed this excellent page which orients faculty to OER, and lists several resources for open textbooks, OER, open publications, and videos. It states: "Open Educational Resources (OER) are educational materials and resources offered freely and openly for anyone to use and under some licenses to re-mix, improve and redistribute. This page provides links to resources relevant to your discipline. Use these links to find high-quality OER for your courses."

Open Courseware (OCW)

Open courseware goes one step further than OER, normally adding in either some exercises, quizzes, or other materials that can be used in conjunction with OER, providing more of a course experience.

MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses)

MOOCs go even further, normally allowing participants to interact with one another in discussion forums, and sometimes offering certificates or even micro credentialing or other types of degrees or nanodegrees for successful completion. Many MOOCs have materials that are licensed for open sharing with Creative Commons licenses, which may mean that you can download and re-use the materials with your students. Maris Stella College has a nice listing of MOOC links.

Coursera has a large number of social justice, gender non-conformance, diversity and inclusion, social impact strategies, mindfulness, and international women's health courses listed here: