Thursday, November 8, 2012

Increasing Access: Download Option for our Videos Now Available

Udacity is on a mission to make great education accessible to everybody. Not only that - we aim to change and improve the teaching and learning process, to use modern technology in a field that hasn't really changed for centuries. But sometimes technology is not really helpful and instead gets in the way of our mission.

Our videos are available for free on YouTube, but not everyone is able to watch YouTube videos. Internet connections can be slow. Schools often block Youtube because of laws surrounding ads and to prevent student distractions. Sometimes, Youtube is banned throughout an entire country. People in these situations should still have access to free, high-quality education.


We have made the first step in helping all these people by providing our videos for download, bundled up by unit, with a playlist to go along, as well as (optionally) subtitles. You can find the links to the downloads in your course wiki. Just click on the wiki link from the course viewer page and you will see a page that lists the downloads (also check out the other content there and perhaps even contribute to it!). Or click here and find downloadable videos for all courses.


We also want to remind you that all our content is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.

You can read the full license on the Creative Commons website, but here is a short summary:
  • You are free to share - to copy, distribute and transmit the videos
  • You must attribute the content to Udacity
  • You may not use our content for commercial purposes
  • You may not alter, transform, or build upon our content, apart from contributing to our wiki or translating it and submitting the translations back to us via our translation site.

Be Udacious and keep learning!