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Films on Demand

Films on Demand

Sharing Links and Embedding in Canvas

Sharing Links

Every full-length video, segment, custom segment, and playlist comes with a pre-configured URL for sharing and linking. You cannot just copy and paste the URL in the top of your browser's address bar. You must use the URL generated from inside the database. Follow these steps:

  1. Click the Share button near any full-length video, segment, custom segment, playlist, or favorites folder.
  2. You will have the option to either send an email or get a link.
  3. For an email, fill out the form and click Send.
  4. To get a link, click the link option.
  5. Click Copy for whichever version you desire.
  6. Paste the link in the desired location (email, Canvas, etc.)

Films on Demand Share link

Films on Demand email or link

Films on Demand email

Films on Demand Link

Embedding in Canvas

Embedding Films on Demand full-length videos and pre-segmented clips is easy, but should be done from inside Canvas. The Films on Demand Canvas app allows videos to be played directly in Canvas without redirecting students to the Films on Demand database or requiring an additional login. To embed a video in Canvas, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the page in your Canvas course where you want to embed the video.
  2. Click the Edit button
  3. Click the Plug symbol in the Rich Content Editor

    View of plug button on rich editor

  4. In the list of apps, click Films on Demand

    All apps with Films on Demand featured

  5. Enter your search terms or the title of the video if you know it
  6. Click the Search button
  7. When you see the correct video, click Embed. (Note: Pay attention to the time and the title to make sure it is the video you want. You can also preview the video before embedding)

    Films on Demand embed link

  8. Click Save in the lower right