CURIOS Video Mashups – User Guide

Here is an addendum to the main OpenLabyrinth User Guide that explains in greater detail how to use our CURIOS Video Mashup service.

Our mashup service is hosted on the same server as OpenLabyrinth and you do need an account on our demo server to able to create your own mashups. But once created, anyone who has the URL to the mashup (the slugline) can link to the mashup to view or embed the video content in their own web pages or presentations. (See below for notes on how to do this.)

Using the CURIOS Video Mashup tool in OpenLabyrinth

So why would you want to do this at all? Why not just insert a link directly to the YouTube video? Well, that works fine if you want to view the entire video. But so often, we find that we only want a short segment of the video. The mashup tool allows you to bring pieces of YouTube content together easily on one page.

Rob Buck has created a series of pages describing how to embed your CURIOS mashup into other content:

Since we first developed our video mashup tool in 2014, there are now several other tools that also provide some sort of embedding of videos. None are quite as powerful as our CURIOS Video Mashup tool, which has the following features:

  • Specify start and end point for snippet
  • Add a secondary audio track
  • Add multiple annotations to video
  • Insert hyperlinks into annotations
  • Original video remains in place, untouched
  • Can apply any of these features to most YouTube videos
  • Copyright rules respected

Rob Buck has also created a short annotated bibliography that features useful clinical teaching materials: List of YouTube Channels and Relevant Playlists