Technology

NBC Learn offers a state-of-the-art video streaming technology, an innovative patent-pending media player called the CueCard, and incorporates Web 2.0 collaboration tools that encourages media participation, personalization and sharing.

Due to our global caching infrastructure, which replicates the video content across 61,000 servers in 70 countries, institutions do not need to purchase any additional hardware or video servers to utilize this service.

Concerned about not having the Internet bandwidth for streaming video or unreliable classroom connectivity? Don't worry - you can download the NBC Learn CueCards right to your desktop and play them back without an Internet connection! Through an Adobe Air plugin, the Offline CueCard download player makes it easy and ensures that you always have access to the resources you need.

The offline player runs on both Mac and PC platforms and comes with an integrated digital rights management (DRM) system that protects property rights and manages the subscription service.

Once the offline player has been installed, users can download as many videos as they wish. Using the offline player makes it easy to embed a resource in a paper, presentation, lesson plan or share it with colleagues and friends.

For schools who restrict software downloads to individual computers, the NBC Learn offline player can be mass-distributed by the School Technology Staff.

Adobe, Inc. has prepared a briefing about the Cue Card technology on their website. Click here to read more.

Customized Integration

We have many authentication solutions including IP, Proxy, and Domain-referral Authentication, Batch Upload, Single Sign On, Shibboleth, and integration into Blackboard Learn™.

Compatibility and Accessibility

NBC Learn is compatible for Mac and PC platforms and works on Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, and Chrome. Closed captioning and printable transcripts are included for maximum accessibility.

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FILTERING

If you are trying to view the videos from inside a school or university, your IT admin may need to enable streaming on your network. Please see the Internet Filtering section of our Technical Requirements page.

DVDs AND OTHER COPIES

Videos on this page are not available on DVD at this time due to licensing restrictions on the footage.

DOWNLOADING VIDEOS

Subscribers to NBC Learn may download videos and play them back without an internet connection. Please click here to find out more about subscribing or to sign up for a FREE trial (download not included in free trial).

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INTERNATIONAL VISITORS

The Science of the Olympic Winter Games videos are only available to visitors inside the United States due to licensing restrictions on the Olympics footage used in the videos.

FILTERING

If you are trying to view the videos from inside a school or university, your IT admin may need to enable streaming on your network. Please see the Internet Filtering section of our Technical Requirements page.

DVDs AND OTHER COPIES

The Science of the Olympic Winter Games is not available on DVD at this time due to licensing restrictions on on Olympic footage.

DOWNLOADING VIDEOS

Subscribers to NBC Learn may download videos and play them back without an internet connection. Please click here to find out more about subscribing or to sign up for a FREE trial (download not included in free trial).

Still have questions?
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