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Launched in October 2013, Curio.ca is CBC and Radio-Canada’s online subscriber-based streaming service developed expressly for the Canadian educational community, including school boards, government ministries, universities, colleges and cégeps, and public libraries. Curio.ca currently reaches over two million students across Canada.
With a dedicated team of people experienced in educational resource development, production, web development, sales, marketing and distribution, Curio.ca is committed to providing the Canadian educational community with high-quality, Canadian digital learning resources that align with curriculum to meet today’s classroom needs and support learning when, where and how teachers and students want it.
Curio.ca gives teachers and students streaming access to the best in educational video and audio from CBC and Radio-Canada. You'll find documentaries from television and radio, news reports and more — all available with a single subscription!
Our collection features thousands of programs and hundreds of teacher resource guides carefully curated to support provincial K-12 curricula and post-secondary courses across the country. Curio.ca gives teachers and students 24/7 access to a wealth of primary-source content in English and French. It’s a great tool to help students develop critical-thinking skills. Every week, we add new content selected for its educational relevance, always commercial-free, including the latest from CBC’s award-winning documentary, news, drama, and children's programming (e.g. The Nature of Things, The Fifth Estate and The National).
Each participating institution will receive one main account under the account of their consortium. Each participating institution can then request a number of accounts to be set up for each professor, who can then set up his/her individual profile so as to be able to prepare play lists for sharing with the students in his/her course(s). Library staff may also wish to set up a few accounts, for training purposes. A limit of 2,000 accounts for professors/staff per institution.*
*NOTE: Names of professors/staff for individual profile accounts are not required at this time. Details on the process for professors/staff to take advantage of this functionality will be provided upon subscription.
Last updated: May 15, 2017
This license is made available through a national site license negotiated on behalf of Consortia Canada by the Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire (BCI).
Full Resource Details
Each subscribing library can produce their institutions' usage statistics from within Curio's admin module. Links to guides and tutorials (English and French) are below. The guide refers to an "access code" used to create an account. If you do not know your access code, please contact email@example.com.
Frequently Asked Questions
When a library first subscribes to Curio, the main contact receives a welcome email will all pertinent information to confirm access, create customer accounts, MARC records, etc., as follows:
Your Curio.ca account is now active!
You may want to share this information with your colleagues:
[Library Name] has subscribed to the Curio.ca platform, our IP authentication services enable you to screen CBC and Radio-Canada content anywhere inside your institution without creating an account.
However, if you would like to create playlists and use other personalized features of Curio.ca, you'll need to create an account:
Gettings Started with Curio.ca
HOW TO CREATE AN ACCOUNT:
1. Look for the Login button in the upper right corner.
2. Enter the following access code 1A2B-3C4D
3. Fill out the short registration form and hit Continue.
4. An activation link will be sent to you by email.
5. When you receive your activation email, follow the link and enter your email and password to login.
Once you've set up your Curio.ca account, on return visits you can use the same Login button to enter your email and password.
You may also want to contact our internal Curio.ca librarian firstname.lastname@example.org, if you wish to upload our MARC records.
Also, you may want to screen our tutorials, here is the direct link: https://curio.ca/en/collection/curioca-tutorials-2125/
If you wish to access our built-in statistics , please make sure to create an account and contact me so we may grant you management access.
As a Curio.ca Subscriber, we encourage you to promote and share your Curio.ca subscription with your community. We have created a number of shareable resources to help you spread the word. Here is the link to all promotial materials: http://www.cbc.ca/curiopromokit/en/
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