Online access to Curio.ca – CBC TV shows, documentaries & more

Curio from CBCThe new Curio.ca platform provides streaming access to the best in educational content from CBC and Radio-Canada. Find documentaries from TV and radio, archival material, excerpts and more — thousands of programs and resources available.

Curio.ca key features:

  • Videos at your fingertips
  • One-stop shop for the best Canadian content
  • Original English and French content
  • Updates every week — even add your requests!
  • The latest news packaged and explained just for students
  • Over 10,000 resources — television and radio documentaries, archival footage, teacher resource guides
  • Access 24/7 from school, at home or on the go!
  • Target audience is education specialists
  • No advertising

call-stopIf you would like to create playlists and use other personalized features of Curio, you must create an account. Contact our technical services librarian or your liaison librarian for account login information. An account allows you to create and name playlists to organize content, add Curio titles the way you plan to use them in class, and forever after you can retrieve it through My Playlists. This function also offers you the code you’ll need to integrate your playlist into OC’s Moodle.

To access/create a personal account (contact the Library for your access code):

  1. Look for the Login button on the main menu.
  2. Enter using the access code provided by the Library.
  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 use your email and password to login.

SearchThere are multiple ways to find Curio educational content. Using the main menu that always appears at the top of the page, you can navigate Curio by CBC show, by subject category, by collections and by channels.

In the Curio main menu, there is a search engine. Use double quotes (“example of a phrase”) around a specific title or phrase to ensure the most specific results. You can also search on keywords, and then filter your search results by subject category, language, age group and type.

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