Video can be an important component in online courses. Even though our lectures and demonstration videos may seem sufficient, getting other supplemental resources in to a class can help students learn as supplemental content can provide information from a different viewpoint. While working on video projects to beef up my editing skills, I came across Pexels which uses a “Creative Commons 0” license – more on that license from their site:
Pexels Videos offers completely free videos. All videos are licensed under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. This means you can edit or change the videos and use them free for personal and even for commercial projects. All without asking for permission or setting a link to the source. So that attribution is not required. With our swiftly growing database of videos, you are guaranteed to find the perfect footage for your website header, product promotion, or anything else. Every video we have available is free for any purpose – including commercial. This guarantees that you will be saving the hundreds of dollars better spent promoting your brand. The CC0 license was released by the non-profit organization Creative Commons (CC). You can find more information about the license on the official license page.
Source: Free CC0 Videos – Pexels Videos
As I wrap things up, I will put up a list of useful video sites for developing instructional materials. Please list any of your favorites in the comments section below.