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Nontraditional Sources: Course Videos

Last updated 5/6/2020


Visual: Screen opens to a background image with a person typing on a laptop and a notebook and pencil, along with the Walden University Writing Center logo. The title Walden University Writing Center and tagline “Your writing, grammar, and APA experts” appears on the screen. The screen changes to show the series title “Nontraditional Sources” and the video title “Course Videos.”

Audio: Guitar music


Visual: Slide changes to one titled “Citing a course video/webcast.” The body of slide reads as follows:

Walden University (Producer). (2019). Attaining wisdom [Video]. Walden University Blackboard. https://class.waldenu

Audio:  Many Walden courses incorporate videos as learning resources for students, and so you might find that you’d like to use information from a video found in your course in your writing. To do so, you’ll start in the reference entry by listing Walden University in the author element with the notation of “Producer” in parentheses. You’ll follow with the publication year, if provided—if no year is provided, use “n.d.” for “no date.” Then, follow with the title in sentence case and italicized, including the notation “video” in brackets. Complete the entry with the publication element, which includes the notation “Walden University Blackboard” and then the URL to the login page for the classroom.


Visual: Text box appears below reference that reads as follows: (Walden University, 2019) or (Walden University, 2019, 2:12)

Audio: When citing this source in the body of my paper, I’ll pull the author and date element, Walden University, 2019. If I’m quoting the source, I need to provide my reader a timestamp to where they can find the quotation, so here I’ve added a time stamp of 2 minutes and 12 seconds. This is used in place of page or paragraph numbers when citing a quotation, since a video doesn’t have page or paragraph numbers.


Visual: Slide changes to new one titled “What if we want to cite a speaker in the video?” Body of slide contains a text box below title which reads: Zuckerman (Laureate Education, Inc., 2013) advised students to read critically. Below that text is a bullet point with text that reads: The key is to give context within your sentence.

Audio: The final element of citing a video is that the video itself might have speakers within it that you want to also give credit. Maybe the video is an interview of multiple professionals in your field, and you know the speaker’s name, so the question is: How do we credit that speaker of the video, if the speaker doesn’t appear in the reference entry? The answer is that we’ll name the speaker as part of the context of the sentence, but we won’t list the speaker in the citation or reference entry itself. Here is an example: In the course, Jones (Walden University, 2019) advised students to read critically. In this example we have named and given credit to the speaker, while still maintaining our citation. The key here is to give that speaker’s name as part of the context of the sentence.  

And that’s it! Now you’re ready to cite course videos in your writing.


Visual: The screen changes to an ending slide a background image with a person typing on a laptop and a notebook and pencil, along with the Walden University Writing Center logo. The email address appears on the screen.