Media Repositories



YouTube offers a wide array of videos ranging from professionally produced shows to videos recorded by everyday people using their smartphone. Unlike other repositories on this page, YouTube videos are typically not organized into collections or playlists related to specific topics. Instead, YouTube a place to search when you already have a topic in mind that you would like to supplement using video. myCourses even offers a direct integration with YouTube that allows you to search and pull videos directly into your myCourses sites.

NBC Learnnbc-learn

NBC Learn has digitized more than 12,000 stories from the NBC News archives – one of the largest news archives in the world, dating back to the 1920s. Their vast archive of programming is complimented by daily uploads of content that airs on programs like NBC Nightly News, the TODAY show, Meet the Press, Dateline NBC, and more.

Atomic Learningatomic-learning

Atomic Learning is an online training resource available to all members of the UMass Dartmouth community. In Atomic Learning you can get answers to many of your “how do I do that?” questions about 200+ programs, such as Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, Windows and Apple operating systems, and many more!

Atomic Learning videos can be shared with your students through a myCourses site or viewed under the “Campus Tools” sub-section of the Quicklaunch menu in the myUMassD portal.

Khan Academykhan-academy

Khan Academy offers practice exercises and instructional videos that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. They tackle math, science, technology, history, art history, economics, and more. Their math missions guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps. They have also partnered with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content.

Instructional Media GalleryUMassD_U

The UMass Dartmouth Instructional Media Gallery is home to a collection of micro lectures produced by UMass Dartmouth faculty and staff. These lectures are freely available and cover a variety of topics such as college level writing, research, and various sciences.


The MERLOT collection consists of tens of thousands of discipline-specific learning materials, learning exercises, and Content Builder web pages, together with associated comments, and bookmark collections, all intended to enhance the teaching experience of using a learning material.  All of these items have been contributed by the MERLOT member community, who have either authored the materials themselves, or who have discovered the materials, found them useful, and wished to share their enthusiasm for the materials with others in the teaching and learning community.

All the materials in MERLOT are reviewed for suitability for retention in the collection.  Many undergo the more extensive “peer review” for which MERLOT is famous.


PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) is a well known television network that also maintains a robust online archive of programs previously aired on television. The PBS video archive primarily consists of documentaries and local programs accompanied by a modest selection of original programming. Their collection of documentaries explore topics such as culture, arts, history, current events, science, and nature.

The video below is a recording of a session presented by Instructional Development titled “Instructional Media Repositories.” This presentation took place on Thursday October 8th, 2015.