FAQ

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Boclips for Publishers

  • What curriculum are the clips aligned to?
    Video clips have been tagged to all topics in the UK curriculum and a version of the USA Common Core. We can ingest any curriculum onto the Boclips platform and semantically match videos to topic descriptions and learning outcomes. Please contact us if you would like to find out more about uploading your own curriculum.
  • How does pricing work?
    Boclips offers single clip sales on a PAYG basis and yearly subscriptions with volume-driven discounts. To request more information about a subscription model, contact us.
  • What license do I get with my subscription?
    You will get an education license only. You will also need to sign our license agreement. Licenses can be different in geographical coverage or duration. Our standard license is worldwide for 5 years.
  • What are your licensing terms and conditions?
    When you license our footage, you will be asked to sign a license agreement. Please contact us for a copy of our license agreement.
  • What is stock footage, news, instructional clips, or TV clips?

    Stock footage is generally between seven seconds and thirty seconds long, either mute or with natural sound. It is ideal for bespoke content creation.

    News footage comes from a news bulletin or documentary and is generally voiced. It offers real-life and up-to-date context for learning.

    Instructional clips are specialized videos pedagogically tailored to learning outcomes. They contain insights from experts and educators.

    TV clips are bitesize branded programming usually cut from longer broadcast documentaries.

  • What is education use?
    Educational Use refers to Boclips’ right to license the Licensed Material to an Educational Publisher so the Educational Publisher may use the Licensed Material in a Publication (i.e.: a digital textbook, DVD, a closed network e.g. password-protected website, intranet and Learning Management System) and may exploit this Publication by selling the Publication to schools, colleges, universities and at home learning (“End User”). End User shall have the right to stream or otherwise access the Licensed Material as it is incorporated in the Publication i.e. on DVD), but may not download, edit, alter or distribute the Licensed Material in any way without the content owner’s express written consent. Licenses are provided on a non-exclusive basis. Promotional usage is not included.
  • Do I still need to clear footage?
    All the rights for our footage are clearly labelled with each clip. All our footage is rights-ready and doesn’t require any additional clearances.
  • Can I use the footage for promotional usages?
    Our videos cannot be used to promote or advertise your product in any way.
  • Do you have a research service?
    We’re always here to help. If you can’t find the clip you’re looking for please contact us and our research team will provide some suggestions.
  • How often is your content updated?
    We have daily API feeds from some content partners and we are constantly adding new collections and content partners to our library, but if you can’t find what you’re looking for, please contact us.
  • What is your privacy policy?

    How we use cookies: 

    Cookies are very small text files that are stored on your computer when you visit some websites. We use cookies to help identify your computer so we can tailor your user experience, track folder contents and remember where you are in the order process. You can disable any cookies already stored on your computer, but these may stop our website from functioning properly. The following is strictly necessary in the operation of our website.

    This Website will:

    • Remember what is in your folder.
    • Remember where you are in the order process.
    • Remember that you are logged in and that your session is secure. You need to be logged in to complete an order.

    The following are not strictly necessary but are required to provide you with the best user experience and also to tell us which pages you find most interesting (anonymously).

    Functional Cookies

    This website will:

    • Track the pages you visit via Google Analytics Targeting Cookies.

    This website will not:

    • Share any personal information with third parties.

Boclips for Teachers

  • How do I create an account?

    Creating a Boclips for Teachers account is quick and easy

    1. To get started, visit teachers.boclips.com and click "Create an account."
    2. Fill in the registration form with your details. Your password should be at least 8 characters long, and it can't be the same as your email address.
    3. Once complete, click Register
    4. You will then receive an email with a link to verify your account. Sometimes spam filters catch this email, and if you don't receive it, check your spam / junk folder just in case. The activation link expires after 48 hours for security reasons
    5. Once you've verified your email, you'll be able to log in at teachers.boclips.com with your email address and the password you selected.
    That's it! You’re all set to get started and find the perfect video for your lessons.
  • I work with schools/students, but I'm not a teacher. Can I use Boclips for Teachers?

    Yes. We recognise that there are many professionals who work within education but they may not be employed by a school. As long as you use the videos in an educational setting, with students or teachers, you are able to use the platform.


    If you would like to use any of the videos in a commercial context, as part of an online course or as marketing/advertisement for your services, for example, you will require a license to use the video. We can take care of that for you. Visit Boclips for Publishers to learn more.

  • Can I download videos or save them offline?
    Boclips for Teachers is a video streaming service only at this time and we do not offer the ability to download videos.
  • What subjects do you cover?

    Our goal is to provide deep curriculum coverage in all subjects across English and American education systems. Right now we have more than 1 million videos which give us strong coverage and a dedicated content team looking for the best new videos every day. The best way to find out if we have what you’re looking for is to sign up and search for yourself. It only takes a few minutes to register.


    We also include additional video content on the platform that sits outside of the curriculum but may still have educational value. This includes historical archive footage, news footage, recorded speeches and professional development videos.

  • What languages do you cover?
    At this time, the majority of our videos are in English although we do have a limited content selection in Spanish, French, Arabic, and Mandarin.
  • Can I add a quiz, trim, or edit the videos to make them more interactive for my class?
    At this time we’re working hard to create an amazing video library of content that covers every subject and is educational, engaging and classroom appropriate. This has left us with little time to add additional functionality, but this is something we plan to explore in the near future.
  • How do I embed a video?

    You are not alone! This popular request has been added to our product roadmap. At present, this is something our developers, engineers, and legal team are all busy working on behind the scenes. Make sure you sign up for our newsletter and connect with us on social to find out when this product feature will be ready! 

    In the meantime, don’t forget that you can copy the link and share it with students in your favorite Learning Management System or online class environment. 

  • Where do your videos come from? Do you make the videos yourselves?
    One of our goals is to make the world’s best educational video content easy for teachers to find and access. We don’t produce any content ourselves and instead work with globally recognised content partners to bring their videos to you. We work with more than 120 content producers and you can find out who these are here.
  • What age/level/phase of education are the videos suitable for?
    Our videos cover early childhood, elementary/primary, K12/secondary, and higher education as well as professional development and adult education.
  • The video I want to use is not available?

    On Boclips for Teachers, you can find over a million educational videos including specialist instructional videos, news reports and historical archive footage.

    As a global company, we work with over 120 content partners. Each of these content partners has specific agreements with us and not all content is available globally at present.

    Please drop us a note at support@boclips.com and let us know which content provider you would like to have access to in your country.

  • Can I upload my teacher created videos to Boclips?
    At present, we only host videos from our curated content providers. If there is content you are looking for that you can’t find, please get in touch via the live chat or at support@boclips.com.
  • I'd like to set up student accounts on Boclips.

    We love the idea of allowing students access to Boclips content. At present, this is something our developers, engineers, and legal team are all busy working on behind the scenes.

    Make sure you sign up for our newsletter and connect with us on social to find out when this product feature will be ready.

    In the meantime, don’t forget that you can share a video link with students at any time.

  • How can I suggest a new feature for Boclips?
    Teacher feedback is very valuable and drives development here at Boclips. If you have a suggestion, please get in touch via the live chat or at support@boclips.com.
  • How can I suggest new content for Boclips?

    Can't quite find what you're looking for, or do you know of an amazing producer of educational videos that you'd love to see on Boclips? 

    Please get in touch via the live chat or at support@boclips.com

  • How can I become a Boclips Teacher Ambassador?

    Do you want to be the first to test new features and content? Or would you like to blog for us or represent us at a local event?

    We'd love to hear from you, so please get in touch with one of our friendly community managers. If you're in the UK please email Suzanna Taylor at suzanna@boclips.com and if you live in the USA and the rest of the world, please email Bethany Beaudrie at bethany@boclips.com

 

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