About NBC Learn

NBC LearnNBC Learn Higher Ed (highered.nbclearn.com) is a collection of more than 21,000 videos, documents, and images that can be incorporated into classroom lectures and online teaching materials. The stories on NBC Learn Higher Ed are 2-6 minutes in length and designed so that faculty can provide students access to digital content that is engaging, inspiring, and relevant to their daily lives.

In addition to its rich collection of primary-source newscasts from the NBC archive, NBC Learn Higher Ed is updated daily with the latest and current events videos from NBC News and its portfolio. The resources enable faculty to use real-world case studies and keep students up-to-date on the latest developments in their fields.

NBC Learn also creates original video series, including the Emmy Award-winning “Science of the Olympics” and “Science of NFL Football,” to support STEM subjects with compelling sports content.

How can I access NBC Learn?

There are two ways to access NBC Learn at UAB:
  • Through Canvas - Within a Canvas course, click the ‘Browse NBC Learn’ link on the left navigation menu. If you can’t see the “Browse NBC Learn” link, please follow these instructions.
  • You may also access NBC Learn from the Single-Sign On portal.
  • Through UAB Libraries by going to UAB Library Database and searching for NBC Learn.

Key Features

  • Browse 40+ Collections including Business Administration, Communications, and Health & Wellness
  • Search and Embed videos within Canvas
  • Create and share Playlists with students
  • Download unlimited videos for offline access
  • Automatically generate citations in MLA, APA or Chicago style

Curriculum Alignment Service

For faculty at UAB, NBC Learn offers complimentary curriculum alignments so you can determine the resources that best fit your course. Simply email a syllabus to curriculum@nbcuni.com or complete this form, and the NBC Learn Curriculum Team will return the document with links and summaries of related videos embedded.

FAQ


Site Features

What kinds of videos are available on NBC Learn?

NBC Learn’s library features over 20,000 videos and is updated every weekday with the latest and current events coverage from NBC News. Additionally, NBC Learn hosts archival news footage dating back to the beginning of broadcast news in 1949 and original educational series, including the Emmy Award-winning “Science of NFL Football” and “Chronicles of Courage” that show the real world applications of classroom learning. The majority of videos on the site are less than six minutes in length—ideal for hooking students’ attention at the beginning of a lesson or underscoring a key takeaway from class.

How can I download NBC Learn videos?

To download NBC Learn videos, first download the offline player by clicking ‘Offline App’ from any page of the site and following the directions for setup. Then with the Offline App open, open any video and click the ‘Download’ button to save the video to your hard drive.

The Offline App is currently only compatible with Mac, Windows, and Chrome operating systems. The NBC Learn team is working to make the app available for Android and iOS platforms in the future.

How can I embed videos into Canvas?

You can embed a video into Canvas in any rich text editor.
  1. Click on the NBC peacock icon. This will open the NBC Learn homepage.
  2. Select a video to embed.
  3. Click ‘Embed.’ This will return you to Canvas
  4. Add any questions or instructions for students, and then click Save & Publish.
embedding videos in Canvas
How can I get more information about teaching with NBC Learn?

The NBC Learn Curriculum Team is available to conduct virtual training sessions for subscribers who want to learn more about using NBC Learn content in their courses. To schedule a session or for more information about subscriptions, technical support, or other inquiries, click the Contact Us on the bottom of any NBC Learn page.

Technology

What devices and browsers are compatible with NBC Learn?

NBC Learn is compatible with all desktop, tablet and mobile devices as well as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, and Safari.

Can I download NBC Learn videos to my device?

Yes. You can use NBC Learn’s Offline App to download videos to any device running Mac, Windows, or Chrome operating systems. Visit the Offline App page to download and set up your player. Then, download unlimited videos or playlists for offline playback. All downloaded videos come with a transcript and full metadata.

Is NBC Learn 508 compliant?

NBC Learn is committed to making the site and all of its content fully accessible for users with disabilities. The NBC Learn site meets Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 requirements and has completed its VPAT® (Voluntary Product Accessibility Template). To learn more, visit the official sites for Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act and W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.