Faculty: Please use the following decision-tree to find streaming video for online classroom environments
Last updated Jan. 5, 2023
If you have any questions, please contact your library liaison.
1. Search Kanopy, Swank, PBS Video Collection, and Films on Demand
The Library provides faculty with streaming video options for your online courses. Check out the plethora of options already available to you and your students in our Films on Demand, AVON, and Kanopy databases. See the Library’s streaming video guide to learn how you can link to these films in your online courses.
Swank: search the Swank database through GALILEO.
Films on Demand: Search the Films on Demand database through GALILEO.
Kanopy: Search the Kanopy database through GALILEO.
PBS Video Collection: Search this database through GALILEO.
Work with your library liaison to embed videos into D2L or to add them to your course reserves.
2. Search Other Sources
If your title isn’t available in the databases above, try searching Google to see whether there is a free or low-cost option available. Try searching for the name of the film, perhaps the director's name, and include the word "streaming." Example: "wise blood" streaming
If you don't see any streaming options, contact your library liaison to determine whether the Library can acquire streaming access. If so, your liaison will provide you with access instructions. Note that this option is budget-dependent. We might be able to purchase streaming access for additional media, but it does take time to finalize a streaming license, and institutional streaming costs do often exceed our budget constraints.
3. Converting from DVDs
In very specific cases, if there is no library-provided, free, or low-cost option available, excerpting small portions of DVDs via screen capture software may be allowed for use in certain educational settings. However, the Library is unable to offer this service at this time.