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Streaming Films : Films on Demand

Help with Films on Demand

Films on Demand

Films on Demand is a digital, streaming video service which offers over 21,000 educational titles in many different subject areas.

Some of the popular producers included in Films on Demand are:

All videos in Films on Demand can be embedded in Blackboard for easy curriculum use by faculty.  Each film is also broken down into much shorter clips on specific topics, and these clips can also be embedded into Blackboard.

In addition, users can create their own custom clips in Films on Demand to capture the exact footage they need for class.

Posting Films in Blackboard

To post content from Films on Demand into your course Blackboard site, follow these steps:

1. To begin, select the film you wish to use. Locate the URL link for the film. In the Films on Demand database, the URL is located below the description of the film. Copy the link.

2. Next, you will need to convert this link to a proxy url to enable off-campus access. To do this, paste the link into the Proxy URL Generator and click convert. The resulting link features the proxy url as a prefix, with the url for the film immediately following it. Now copy this link.

3. Now open your Blackboard site. Once you determine in what content area the film should appear, hover over "Build Content" and select "Web Link".

4. Enter title and then paste the copied URL and click submit. The film should now be posted.