ETV is an online resource that has over 100,000 videos (programmes and TV series) recorded from over 55 domestic and international television channels. This is available for viewing at any time by staff and students.
Before you can use ETV you must register. See below.
To begin using ETV you first need to register. Register for ETV using your Unitec email access. Note: the process for registering has recently changed.
Staff: This email will be your username + @unitec.ac.nz
Students: This email address will be your username + @myunitec.ac.nz. This email address is part of Microsoft Office 365 - free to all Unitec students. Access your Microsoft Office 365 account through the Student email Outlook on MyUnitec portal. Go here for more information about your student email. Contact IT for login details.
You are now a registered user for ETV.
Editing ETV movie downloads
EVA Enhanced Video Annotation service, gives all ETV users a set of annotation tools that make it easy to turn any video into an interactive video.
Watch this video on how EVA works.
Embedding ETV in Moodle
ETV provides the embedding code for all its recorded programmes.
Do we have to request that items from Free to Air TV be recorded?
What is the quality of ETV programmes?
Generally, ETV will detect your broadband speed and adjust the picture quality accordingly. The best quality setting is used when your connection speed is 720 kbps or higher - this setting is not quite HD quality, but close.
Programmes that were added to ETV prior to 2011 are of a lesser quality than ones added after this date.
Can I load YouTube clips to ETV?
Please use use Request Recordings for both the TV channels that ETV capture and any online video content that is publicly viewable (i.e. no VPN/ Paywall) and as long as the content is uploaded by the copyright holder or licencee. This can be checked under “about” for YouTube channels. ETV will then be able to upload this clip.
Access to age-restricted content
You can make any age restricted videos available to students who are old enough to view them - i.e aged 16 for R16 and 18 for R18 content - by adding the video to EVA and sharing the direct link or embedding the html-code on your LMS. More information here.
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