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Supplementary Course Materials



You can link to legally posted on-line content from YouTube etc. For online videos from the Toronto Metropolitan University Library's collection please use the persistent links provided below.

Please also see our guide to copyright and shifting your course online.


Please be aware that the tools listed here are not necessarily accessible for all of your students. For more information please see Toronto Metropolitan University's Accessibility Resources. . 

 Latest Announcements from Vendors in Supporting Distance Learning

Many of our database vendors have increased access to their online resources. Please see Vendor News. 


Ebook Collections

Search for ebooks in our collection: 

1. Search for eBooks by clicking on the Book tab from the Library's home page.


front page of TMU Library website, Book tab is highlighted in yellow  


2. Search by keywords or the title if you know it. 


search box by keywords



3.To limit your search results to eBooks use the "Refine" features on the left side.Please click on "Full Text Online"


"Full Text Online" is highlighted in yellow under the left hand menu for Refine

Open Educational Resources (Textbooks, Course Materials and Images)

Educational Videos

Library Online Video Collections:

You can embed and link to the following educational videos through the library
  • Curio
    • Educational content from CBC and CBC radio programs 
  • Criterion on Demand
    • Access to over 2,000 feature film and documentary titles from a wide variety of major studios including Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros., Alliance Films, Entertainment One, Mongrel Media etc.

  • Films on Demand
    • Films on Demand offers an extensive online educational video streaming library with thousands of high quality educational videos viewable by faculty and students. Videos offer fully annotated segments that can be integrated into lectures and presentations.

  • Kanopy 
    • Films range from documentaries, indie and foreign films, must-see classics and blockbuster movies.
  • NFB
    • Canadian films, animation and documentaries from the National Film Board
  • Plus more

Online Learning and Training

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly
    • Available to all students and faculty, LinkedIn Learning is a premier online learning company that produces high-quality video tutorials led by industry experts on a range of topics. Use these tutorials to update and expand your technology, creative and business skills.
  • Sage Research Methods
    • Available to all students and faculty, Sage Research Methods is a resource for learning about research methods through videos, guidebooks, and tools to help you plan research, including the methods map and project planner. It is useful for both quick reference (e.g. what is grounded theory?) and in depth research on specific methods (e.g. Indigenous research methods and GIS)


YouTube has exciting and engaging videos that you can link to in your course shell. 
For copyright purposes, please check that the video has been posted by the legal copyright holder. 

Downloading or copying a YouTube video: You can only download or copy a YouTube video if you are the owner of the content. The best way to make YouTube material available to your students is through linking.



  • Ted Talks
  • Ted-Ed 
  • MinutePhysics
    •  Physics and other science explained in one minute. 
  • Crash Course
    •  Explores physics, philosophy, games, economics, U.S. government and politics, astronomy, anatomy & physiology, world history, biology, literature, ecology, chemistry, and psychology.
  • SciShow Psych 
    • Explains ground-breaking studies and contextualize psychology throughout history.

Educational Podcasts

  • Research Methods Podcast
    • from UK ESRC's National Centre for Research Methods
    • 10-15 minute podcast interviews with researchers about social science methods like web surveys, qualitative research, ethnography, big qualitative data methods
  • University of Oxford Podcasts 
    • Lectures from Oxford lecturers on a variety of subjects including: Mathematics, Humanities, Science, Medicine, Social Sciences, and Engineering
    • Presented in series, and searchable by the lecturer, topic, or subject matter
  • Yale Podcast Network
    • Podcast collections from Yale University, produced by Yale Broadcast Studio
    • Podcasts from Yale journals, subjects include Law, Religion, Environmental Studies, Medicine, Biology, History, International Affairs, and Geography
  • Fundamentals of Canadian Law
    • This podcast from Queen's University is produced in conjunction with the Queen's Certificate in Law. Guest law professors discuss important Canadian cases related to criminal, constitutional, aboriginal law, and more
  • Stuff You Missed in History Class
    • This podcast gives short (10-45 minute) synopses of historic events. Recent episodes range from the history of insulin to the lunch counter sit ins. 

Case Studies

Please visit the following guide to locate case studies (case studies available via the Library and free case studies as well):

Free Courses and Tutorials

Courses / Quick Review Tutorials

You can provide the following tools to help your students refresh their prior knowledge or to quickly learn a new subject area.  

  • Khan Academy
    • Math
    • Science & Engineering
    • Computing 
    • Some Arts and Humanities
  • Open University:
    • Based in the UK, this organization offers free short courses 
    • All Subject Areas
  • MIT Open Courseware
    • Web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content free to the public.  OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.  
  • Open Yale Courses
    • Web-based publication of lectures and other materials from selected Yale College courses free to the public.
    • History
    • English
    • Philosophy
    • Arts and Humanities
    • Some Science 
  • Duolingo
    • Free language learning program, uses tiny micro-lessons to master language proficiency


Annotate Websites and PDFs


  • Annotate Webpages and online PDF's, Save and tag your online resources, Shareable
  • Free, online registration 


  • Annotate webpages - discuss, collaborate, organize your research, or take personal notes.
  • Free, online registration 


  • "Infinite canvas" whiteboard collaboration tool, create diagrams and add images, Shareable
  • Free (up to 3 boards), online registration

*Please note that some tools require you to give information like your name, University affiliation and email address. Please read their terms and conditions before providing this information.