Give students on-going access to a normally blocked site
Campus Library is chock-full of teacher-contributed educational content–and you can add to it too!
Naturally, to help everyone steer clear of any legal trouble, there are a few categories of content that simply aren’t allowed. Ever. And that’s why your local administrators are a-okay with you using this method to bypass the filter.
Here’s how it works. When a teacher adds a video or website, we run a check against our content filtering database to ensure compliance with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA). After passing muster, the new addition is issued a URL with special sauce to bypass the Lightspeed Web Filter. So resources that would ordinarily be filtered are unblocked automatically for users with the library-issued URL.
Walk through it. Take the guided walkthrough of Campus Library inside Launch to see how to find, share, and add resources.
How do I add something to the Library?
You can add links to websites, including YouTube. You can also upload files from your computer. To add an item:
1. Navigate to Campus Library and click the green “+” button at the bottom right corner of the page.
2. Select the type of content: Online or Upload.
For online content, copy and paste the link to the item in the Link box, then click Get Info.
For Upload items, click Choose Files, then select the item to upload. Maximum size per file to be uploaded is 700MB.
3. Edit the Title and Description, then select a subject area and grade level.
4. Check (select) Public Library to share the item publicly with all Lightspeed Dashboard users.
Administrators can select District Resources to share the item with teachers within the district as well as, or instead of the public Campus Library.
5. Add tags (keywords) to make it easier to find your item in the Library.
Can I upload licensed or copyright items to the library?
If the license terms or copyright permissions allow you to copy and share the content, you can upload it to the Campus Library. If the terms restrict sharing to your school or district only, you can ask an administrator to add it to the District Library.
Please do not upload non-public content to the Campus Library that you did not create, unless the copyright and/or license clearly grant permission to share the content with others.