Learn360: High-Quality Video for Grades Preschool to 12
- Stream & Download Video anytime, anywhere
- Available in Flash, Quicktime, and Windows Media Player
- 11,000+ Full Videos
- 38,000+ Video Clips
- 5,800+ Short Videos, Newsreels, and Speeches
- Audio, Audiobooks, Music Tracks, Sound Effects, & Speeches
- Articles & Timelines
- Statistical, Geographic and Historical Maps
- Science Experiments & Diagrams
- Math Activities & Fact Sheets
Learn360 has great non-video resources too:
Acclaimed Partners & Producers include:
A&E, History Channel, National Geographic, Reading Rainbow, Scholastic, Destination Education, BBC, Sunburst Media and more..
- Modern Marvels
- Dr. Seuss
- Math Mastery
- Berenstain Bears
- Holiday Facts & Fun
- Planet Echo
- Ancient Mysteries
- Man, Moment, Machine
- This Day In History
- Common Core Math
- BBC News
- Magic School Bus (Audiobooks)
- Little Human Planet
- Hollywood Film Clips for Character Education
- Wonders of the Universe
- Reading Rainbow
- Real World Science
Go to the Learn360 Support Centre for help with Getting Started
Learning how to search this site is most important. “Search Basics – Searching for Video Content” is a link to explain the basic search, advanced search and search by standards. You are able to use the homepage to browse by subject, by what is featured this month, by most popular, by what has been recently added, or by featured producers, or you can use the menu icon in the top left-hand corner to choose what you would like to see. There are also search tools at the very top of the page. Under Advanced Search, you can choose subjects, grade, type of media, different languages, etc.
The numbers listed after the topics in the subject index indicate the number of available videos for each subject. The calendar index shows videos for each month.
“Publishers” shows who has the copyright; this is already cared-for, as long as the embed link is used. Don’t download content and then publish it. Teachers can download Learn360 content into their computers. For assignments, blogs, public sites, they must use the L360 embed link so that non-L360 users are not accessing content.
About 60% of the Learn360 content is geared to elementary, 40% to older students.
Students may set up their own Learn360 site, which allows them to stream and download audiobooks, music, speeches, articles, images, science experiments, math activities and timelines. Please email the Learning Commons for the sitekey which allows them to do this.
Parents may set up their own Learn360 site, which allows them to stream and download audiobooks, music, speeches, articles, images, science experiments, math activities and timelines, and also to assign these to their students. Please email the Learning Commons for the sitekey which allows you to set this up.
All HCOS teachers should have their own account in Learn360. For questions, please email the Learning Commons.
To find the Curriculum Correlations for Learn360, please go to this link https://hcslearningcommons.org/curriculum-correlations-2/
Going to the “Search by Standards” at the top of the page allows you to choose British Columbia Standards, Grade of choice, and Subject. The results will show all the content on the site which is related to each of the standards in the new BC curriculum. The search function is slow, but gives great results.
If your family has a problem with the video not opening – here is the fix
If you have a family with trouble opening a video that has a small lock symbol in the upper right-hand corner of the video, this is a MAC issue. The problem would be due to the video being DRM protected. This lock Icon in the top right corner of the videos is located on select videos at the request of the producer to limit the user’s ability to download the video at will. Normally, PC’s and select browsers have the feature enabled by default to allow the video to show without error, however this is not the case when it comes to MAC. There is an easy fix for this, fortunately. Have the parent download a program called Silverlight (for the MAC device) and then have them close the browser or clear their browser cache. Upon reopening and revisiting the title in question, Silverlight will cover the necessary parameters needed to allow the video to play efficiently.