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UCF welcomes faculty, staff, and students back to campus for the Fall 2020 semester. For information and resources related to BlendFlex and Remote instruction, please refer to UCF Keep Teaching (for faculty) and UCF Keep Learning (for students) pages. Additionally, be sure to review Our Promise to Support the UCF Community and see how everyone at the Division of Digital Learning is here to support our Knights.

In an effort to support remote instruction, UCF has invested in a one-year instructional subscription to JoVE Science Education using money from the Cares Act. This collection includes:

  • Videos covering research methods, lab manuals, clinical skills, and similar topics in STEM fields.
  • Over 12,000 videos in disciplines such as biology, chemistry, engineering, medicine, physics, and psychology.
  • Brief video demonstrations of labs and experiments to teach core scientific concepts. 
  • JoVE videos that can be viewed on their site or embedded into learning management systems

While the collection is STEM-based, JoVE is available for all faculty. A detailed access list of the collections available to faculty can be found here: https://www.jove.com/access.

Accessing JoVE

If you are interested in searching what is available on JoVE’s website, please visit the UCF Library’s Faculty Support page on how to access JoVE from the library database. This will allow you to navigate JoVE’s website while logged in as a “University of Central Florida User.”

Or, if you go to JoVE’s website directly, you can log in with these steps:

  1. Go to https://www.jove.com/
  2. In the upper right-hand corner click Sign In
  3. Select Continue with Shibboleth/OpenAthens
  4. Change the Select an Institution drop-down to University of Central Florida
  5. Click GO TO LOGIN
  6. You will then be logged in under “University of Central Florida User” access.

Use JoVE Content

You can also create your own personal account with JoVE. This is needed if you plan to embed content into your Webcourses@UCF course or if you use the Canvas JoVE LTI. To create your own account with JoVE:

  1. Go to https://www.jove.com/
  2. In the upper right-hand corner, click Sign In
  3. Select Or Create an Account
  4. Enter your UCF email under Institutional Email and click Create Account
  5. You will then be sent a verification email.
  6. Once you have opened the link from the verification email, you will be asked to enter your First and Last Name, your preferred password, and then select your Role as Faculty.
  7. You will then be signed into JoVE with your personal account.

Student Access

Students do not have to create an account to access JoVE content within your course. If they do experience any technical issues, please refer to the FAQ section for more information or they can also contact Webcourses@UCF Support for assistance.

JoVE Support

To help generate the available content within JoVE, JoVE’s Customer Success team can provide general syllabus maps, or map your specific curriculum, to relevant JoVE content. You can check existing syllabus mappings here and reach out to the Customer Success team to request their services.

JoVE Representatives

For any questions about syllabus mapping, the content within JoVE, or possible future content in JoVE, please reach out to either of the representatives.

Avital Braiman, Ph.D.

Director of Product Development

Allison Callahan

Curriculum Specialist

JoVE Faculty Demos

The Pegasus Innovation Lab (iLab), at UCF’s Center for Distributed Learning (CDL), and the UCF Libraries, coordinated with JoVE to provide a series of online demonstrations. The demo illustrates the types of content available through the UCF subscription as well as support information from JoVE.

Webcourses@UCF Integration

JoVE content can be easily integrated into your Webcourses@UCF course in multiple ways by:

  • Embedding content directly onto a Canvas page.
  • Implementing JoVE curated curriculum in a common cartridge file or QTI file that can be imported into your Webcourses@UCF course.
  • Linking content directly into a module through the JoVE External Tool.

Embedding a Video on a Page

When embedding content from JoVE into your Webcourses@UCF course, you will first want to create an account with JoVE if you have not already done so. (If you need to create an account, please refer to the steps in the above Accessing JoVE section.)

Once you are logged into JoVE with your personal JoVE account, you can then retrieve the embed code of the video(s) you would like to add into your Webcourses@UCF course. For assistance on how to add a JoVE embed code onto your Canvas page, refer to this video tutorial.

Once you have the embed code, you can also refer to this Canvas Guide Canvas Guide on how to embed a video onto a Page: How do I embed a video in a page in a course?.

If you have multiple videos that you would like to have embedded into your course, you can also contact JoVE’s Customer Success team and they will be able to provide you with a list of all of the embed codes of the videos you are requesting.

Importing Files into your Webcourses@UCF Course

If you work with JoVE to curate curriculum content specifically for your course, they may provide you the content through a Common Cartridge file.

You can refer to this Canvas Guide on how to import Common Cartridge files. Once the Common Cartridge file has been imported into your course, you can then access/view the content by going to the Modules on the left-hand menu in your course.

JoVE can also provide you with quiz content. Refer to the video on how to load a QTI file from JoVE into Canvas.

JoVE External Tool

Troubleshooting/FAQ