Using Learning Materials

The university library has a comprehensive collection of learning materials which include print & electronic books, exhibition catalogues, electronic journals, DVDs, audio resources and digital games.


Many of these resources have been grouped into subject areas and accessed via Library Resources in the course and unit areas of myUCA – as the image above demonstrates.


Easily access copyright cleared images. Staff and students can also upload and share image, audio and movie files, and request images from the Library. This resources can be useful in teaching.


eStream Player

Access recorded television broadcasts via desktop, tablet or mobile – on or off campus, 24/7 and in-perpetuity. Use the myUCA Mashup tool to embed video directly into the learning context.

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View a range of University archives, special collections and artist books in digital book / page turning format – it may also be possible to digitise sketchbooks – contact the Digitisation Unit for more information.

vadsVADS – Visual Arts Data Services

Containing a collection of visual art displaying over 100,000 images that are freely available and copyright cleared for use in learning, teaching and research in the UK.

Freely available open educational resources

In addition to video, there is an enormous amount of freely available or ‘open’ educational resources that you can use to enhance your students’ learning. Many universities are increasingly making their educational content available for anyone to use and re-use, providing easy access to high quality learning materials. Have a look at some of the following, then download and add them to your units:

You can also browse and add Flickr photos and Slideshare presentations directly from your unit in myUCA. Just hover over Build Content and click on the relevant term:


Interested and want to know more?
Contact your Learning Technologist –