All staff, students and visitors with a valid Southampton University username and password can use the http://bobnational.net website.
Yes, by up to 7 days.
Please be aware that programmes in the future are subject to change.
Most Freeview TV channels and national radio stations plus a handful of foreign language stations.
The up-to-date list of all available channels is here: https://learningonscreen.ac.uk/ondemand/help.php/channels
Information on creating a clip is available here – https://vimeo.com/242265049
Bob National help videos are available here – http://bufvc.ac.uk/tvandradio/bob/bob-video-tutorials
Prefer to follow these steps in a video? Click to view How do I add a video to Blackboard? (2 minutes)
Click on the Embed button after the video and click “WAYFless URL”.
Paste the link into Blackboard in the same way as you would any other web address.
We do not recommend that you use these instructions for embedding BoB National videos into Blackboard, as recent changes made by BoB National have altered its functionality. We suggest using a WAYFless Link to a recording.
However, if you still wish to try to do this then please follow the steps below.
Click on the Share button after the video and look for the Embed code, select and copy this code.
In your Blackboard course find the content area in which you wish to add the video.
Hover your mouse pointer over Build Content and then click on Add Item.
Enter a Name for the item, for example it could be the title of the video.
Now click on the HTML button. Note if you cannot see the HTML button you can reveal it by clicking on icon 16 shown in this guide.
A new windows appears paste into it the code you copied from BoB National as described above and click on Update.
The box will disappear and an empty frame will appear in the text box marking where the video will be displayed. Add any other text as you wish.
Click on Submit to finish.
Note that students will still need to sign into BobNational.net before the video will play, although the embedded video will help them through the signing in process.
30 days for non-BBC programmes. BBC programmes can be requested back to 2007.
During the summer of 2016 Bob National has started undergoing some major changes to its system, this has had an impact on clips. To learn more about the change it has had to clips please read more here.
BoB National have acknowledged that there can be playback issues with using IE. We therefore recommend for best compatibility that you use any of the major alternatives: MS Edge, FireFox, Google Chrome, Safari and Opera.