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How do you download video?

Feb 15, 2013 9:45am

I need to download a video. The site has been down several times when I've tried to access the video for PD with my teachers so I figure saving it to my hard drive would be a simple solution but I can't figure out how to do this.....

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    • Aug 18, 2013 4:32pm

      Charlotte, our Internet streams so slowly that I can't get anything from here at school to load. I have to just tell teachers to go to it on their time and hope that they do. It really does limit what I could do.

      • Sep 4, 2013 12:07pm

        We love the videos! But for teachers with poor internet (mainly under-resourced schools), it's almost as if these amazing resources do not exist for PD.

        I wonder if a future option could be to watermark all videos "free from Teaching Channel" or something along the bottom of screens. Could Tch consider this?

        Alternatively, Is there any option for schools who serve under-resourced areas to enter into a legally binding agreement with TCH to be able to use some number of videos as downloads for PDs and then to return/destroy them, etc? This website has the best materials, so we would love to figure out any work arounds to be able to include these in our PDs and PLC teams.

        Please do reach out if there might be another way or any other options to help schools like ours use your great videos to improve learning.


        • Mar 13, 2014 11:25pm

          @Kate Frost: Hi. When videos are uploaded/posted to a location compatible with our Tch video player, the same protections that prevent downloading our Tch videos are applied to the user uploads. In other words, no, the uploaded/posted videos from users are not available for downloading.

          If the user uploads the video from the Tch Recorder for iOS, that file continues to reside in the Camera Roll on the user's device. This is provided that the user has installed the latest version (2.12) of the Tch Recorder which was released a month ago.

          • Apr 18, 2014 7:34am

            There are always ways around download prevention. You can get screencast o matic and just video your screen as the video you want plays.

            You could also use a video camera to video your screen.
            Downloading is not the only option.
            Just saying...

            • Jan 24, 2015 1:23pm

              That is very disappointing. I led a Professional Learning activity at one of my schools last week and could not access the 2 videos I planned to use. I really need videos to be save on my laptop so I don't end up looking foolish and wasting teachers time when I give a presentation. Is there not some sort of legal agreement I could enter in to to be able to gain access to downloading them?

              • Feb 26, 2013 4:56am

                Really limits the way I can use the videos in PD.
                Thanks for your time.

                • Oct 2, 2013 8:23am

                  This thread is very informative. While I understand the prime importance of protecting ownership of the video property by the Teaching Channel, I agree with other people who have commented that making the videos avaiable for download again would be ideal.

                  As someone who both teaches and works at an educational consulting non-profit, having enhanced access to these wonderful tools would serve to further increase my productivity as well as improve the experience of students, teachers, and staff with who I work.

                  Both the watermark and binding contract ideas suggested by Jaime sound like feasible options that could provide the Teaching Channel with security of intellectual property, and members with enhanced accessibility of these wonderful tools.

                  Thank you for your time.



                  • Mar 13, 2014 3:09pm

                    Am I able to download a video that I posted? I used my tch recorder app to record and upload the video, but am having trouble figuring out how to download the video to my computer to have for my use beyond the teachingchannel.

                    • Apr 21, 2014 11:14am

                      Thank you all for the thoughts expressed in this thread. With respect to Missy's comment, please note that using video capture services to "record" Teaching Channel videos is a violation of our Terms and Conditions, which you can refer to here:

                      As Candy mentioned above, we want to protect all the hard work that goes into making these exceptional, free resources available to everyone.

                      • Aug 28, 2014 3:29am

                        We are a in-service teacher training centre at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. We would love to use your videos in our courses, but bandwith and data costs makes it just about impossible - we just end up wasting valuable teaching time trying to play a video in class. We would be prepared to go the watermark route and even add the Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs- CC BY-NC-ND Creative Common Licencing to prevent resale of videos. PLEASE.

                        • Mar 23, 2015 6:24pm

                          I am a professor of teacher education and hold my course in a local elementary school where I do not have internet login. It would be so helpful to download these wonderful teaching tools to better prepare teacher candidates!

                          • May 20, 2015 4:55pm

                            I love the videos... teaching and planning lessons are rewarding and very helpful Thanks for everything you do!
                            Margaret Baza

                            • Jun 30, 2016 10:32am

                              Hi Candice, I understand why you would not enable downloading, but I am going to work with teachers in Mongolia with the State Department. They have very little access to Wifi. I really would like to be able to take these videos with me, especially those on learning walks. I'm teaching teachers how to mentor or coach other teachers in Mongolia. Any suggestions?

                              • Feb 4, 2017 7:31am

                                If you were really interested in getting the helpful teaching videos to people who need and want them, why would it matter if some unscrupulous capitalist for-profits used it? How would it hurt you - the Teaching Channel?

                                • Feb 4, 2017 7:32am

                                  I agree with all those who cannot use your videos for PD. We can't count on it working on our internet services.