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Films on Demand User's Guide

How to use Films on Demand, a database of educational digital videos.

Description

 

Films on Demand provides access to over forty thousand educational films on a wide range of subjects designed to support and enhance the college curriculum. Short educational videos, full-length documentaries, interviews, debates, and archival footage are all represented from over 40 producers including BBC Worldwide, PBS, Films for the Humanities and Science, National Geographic, HBO, Intellecom Learning, and others. Off-campus access to Films on Demand is restricted to current students, faculty, and staff of STLCC. Log in from Blackboard or use your STLCC ID number (with ST at the end) and your last name. 

New! - Mobile App

Download the Films on Demand mobile app from Google Play or Apple Store. Create a user account from within the Films on Demand databases, then use it to login to the mobile app for easy access to videos on the go. 

For Faculty

When posting a Films on Demand link in Blackboard Learn,

  1. Click on the Share icon next to the video in your list of results, or under the video on the viewing screen.
  2. A form will pop up for sharing via email. Click on the Embed/Link tab at the top of the form.
  3. Copy the Record URL or the LTI Link to use in Blackboard, not the URL at the top of the page. (Record URL links to the video in the database, with all database features and search options; the LTI Link will bring up just the video, with no database options).
  4. Copy and paste this string BETWEEN the STLCC EZproxy prefix and the Title URL (that’s after the first ? and before the “u” in url):

auth=ezpr0xy&

Example:  http://ezproxy.stlcc.edu/login?auth=ezpr0xy&url=http://digital.films.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=1990&xtid=8321&loid=17077

Tips: always choose "open in a new window" when placing links in Blackboard Learn. You can also create a user account in Films on Demand to create and store your favorites and playlists.

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