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Library Support for Shifting to Online Teaching

Library's Streaming Video

The library provides dozens of streaming video databases for course use. Because contents of these databases can change and licenses can expire, instructors should NOT reuse links from previous semesters.

If you want to start using streaming video(s) in your course, submit a request using the library's request a streaming video form. To submit multiple titles, use your browser's back button to avoid retyping course information. Please give us as much advance notice as possible to process requests.

Learn more about video streaming. Please contact your librarian if you have questions.

Finding & Using Films

To learn how to find, access, and link to the library's streaming videos from your D2L Brightspace course site, see our guide to finding and using course materials.

Finding Library's Film Titles

Browse our streaming video databases. You can also use library search to find known titles. Paste or type the film title in the library search box, select Title from the drop-down menu, then select the Search button. On the results page, you can limit results to streaming videos and DVDs by selecting Audio Visual from Type of material (you may need to select Show More to display all available material types).


Videos From the Web

  • TED Talks cover a wide range of topics. You can filter videos by topics, languages, and duration. See TED's most popular talks of all time. Please note the TED Talks Usage Policy, which doesn't allow TED Talks to be edited. If you only want your students to watch a portion of a talk, link to the entire video and say which portion you want students to view (e.g., watch from minutes 1:12 to 2:54).
  • YouTube has millions of videos you can link to for course use. A few caveats: Don't link to obviously pirated material and be aware that YouTube content can disappear. With a CC Search tool, you can find YouTube videos that are openly licensed and can be freely edited.
  • With OASIS, you can find more than 6,000 educational videos. All are openly licensed.