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Online and Distance Education Services

Information about obtaining materials for online, distance and FLEX option students and faculty.

Films on Demand (Alexander Street)--Embed Full Films

Films on Demand (Alexander Street)--Embed Full Films

Films on Demand is is integrated into the campus instance of Canvas, and you can search for and embed Films on Demand content directly from the Canvas Rich Text editor when creating a page.

1. From the Rich Text Editor in Canvas, click on the blue V to see the More External Tools menu. Select the option for Films On Demand.

More External Tools feature in Canvas

2. This will open the Films On Demand search window. You can search by title if you have a specific film in mind, or you can search by keyword and browse the available selection of content.

Search Films On Demand

3. To the right of the film record in your search results, click on the Embed button and choose the size of the video display you would prefer: small (420px), medium (660px), or large (885px).

embed and and video display choices

The video will embed within the text editor automatically. The saved page will look something like this:

Published page in Canvas with embedded video

Films on Demand (Alexander Street)- Embed Segments

Films on Demand (Alexander Street)- Embed Segment

Embedding video segments into Canvas is similar to embedding full films.

1. From the Rich Text Editor in Canvas, click on the blue V to see the More External Tools menu. Select the option for Films On Demand.

More External Tools feature in Canvas

2. This will launch the Films On Demand search window. If you know the name of the specific segment, search for that, or search by keyword. You can also search by keyword. Once your search results have loaded, you will be presented with options to filter your search results.

search filtering options in Films on Demand LTI

3. Set the Format filter to Segment and then click Apply. Your search results will be limited to segments of full length films.

Filter by format: segment

4. After this, the process for embedding a segment will be the same as that of a full-length film.

Docuseek2-Linking to content

Docuseek2-Linking to content

The best way to include Docuseek2 content into your Canvas course is to provide a an off-campus access URL that links to the specific film you'd like students to view.

1. Below the film you'd like to share, click </> Embed. This will launch a new window with different link options:

Docuseeek2 item record

2. Copy the Permanent link (the second link option). 

Docuseek2 embed link options- select permanent link

3. Then, open the Off-Campus URL Generator, and paste this URL into the the box titled: Stable URL from e-journal, database, or e-reserves. Copy the Off-Campus URL to create linked text in Canvas.

4. Use this off-campus access URL as to create hyperlinked text in your Canvas page. Canvas instructions for creating external links in Canvas. 

When you save the page it will look something like this:

Saved page in Canvas with link to film

Swank Digital Campus-Linking to films

Swank Digital Campus-Linking to films

The best way to include Swank Digital Campus content into your Canvas course is to provide a an off-campus access URL that links to the specific film you'd like students to view.

1. Search or browse for the film you'd like to include in Canvas. In the bottom, right corner of Swank Digital Campus Media viewer, click on Copy Direct Link.

Copy Direct Link button in Swank Digital Campus

2. The Swank Digital Campus Direct Link is an Off-campus Access URL. Use this URL to create hyperlinked text in your Canvas page. Canvas instructions for creating external links in Canvas. 

Kanopy-Requesting Streaming Content

Kanopy-Requesting Streaming Content

The UWM Libraries recently started mediating all new leases through the Kanopy request form. Visit the Kanopy FAQ page for details on how to search for and request a lease for a Kanopy film.