Box of Broadcasts (BoB) is an online service which makes it easy for you to legally record programmes from the TV and Radio, and to make them available to your students online.
Not only that, but you can access the recordings others have made, and students have access to record and share programmes themselves.
You can access BoB by going directly to the website at http://bobnational.net/, selecting ‘Log In’ and typing ‘Edge Hill University’ as the organisation name. You will then be prompted to type in your Edge Hill username and password.
Alternatively you can access the Edge Hill Library Catalogue and search in there for ‘Box of Broadcasts’.
We have put together a guide which covers how to record, create clips and playlists, embed videos in Blackboard, and get notifications of upcoming broadcasts on a topic.
Learning Technology Development Officer
2 responses to “Record and Share TV and Radio Programmes Online with Box of Broadcasts”
Hi Peter, I have been using BoB since September and it has proved to be a very useful and simple way of enriching the materials I can include on my BB sites. However, it does not seem to be possible to embed clips in PowerPoint slides, which is extremely frustrating. PowerPoint seems to be hospitable only to YouTube clips. Can you offer any advice with this?
Hi Deborah, no, sadly you won’t be able to embed BoB resources within PowerPoint presentations. We’d recommend linking to the video from the presentation – I’ve updated our guide. Just in case you need help with this, see page 7 of the guide at http://www.eshare.edgehill.ac.uk/8087/1/LTD5037.pdf