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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 on 'Send.'
  4. To get a link, click the link option.
  5. Click on "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 must be done from inside Canvas. Embedding allows videos to be played directly in Canvas without re-directing 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 part of Canvas that you want to embed the video.
  2. Give your Assignment or Module a name.
  3. Click the Edit button
  4. Click on the Plug symbol in the Rich Content Editor

View of plug button on rich editor

5. Click on Films on Demand in the list of apps

image of All apps with Films on Demand featured

6. Type in your search terms or the title of the video if you know it

7. Click the search button

8. 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)

9. Add any other criteria to your assignment and click "save" in the lower right

Films on Demand embed link