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Embedding Videos in Canvas
Would you like to add library content (i.e. videos from library databases like Films on Demand) to your canvas course shell? The guide will show you how to do it!
How to Embed Videos in Canvas
In Films on Demand, look for the Embed/Link option while viewing a video title to find direct links and embed codes.
In Kanopy, look for the "Share" button to find direct links and embed codes.
Once you find the link or embed code, it might be helpful to put an 's' after the 'http' in order for the video to play more easily in Canvas. Example: as opposed to
Need more help?
Having trouble with adding video content to your Canvas course? Contact me: Jajones@polk.edu
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Films on Demand This link opens in a new window
Includes streaming videos from more than 800 producers covering a wide range of subjects. These videos include public performance rights and new titles are added monthly.
American History in Video This link opens in a new window
Rich collection of video available online for the study of American History, with 2,000 hours and more than 5,000 titles available. The collection allows students and researchers to analyze historical events, and the presentation of historical events over time, through commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries.
Nursing Education in Video This link opens in a new window
Nursing Education in Video gives faculty and students anywhere-anytime access to Medcoms highly regarded library of full-length training programsonline in streaming videowith all of the search power and advanced functionality that Alexander Streets video collections deliver.
Theatre in Video This link opens in a new window
Comprised of hundreds of videos, including documentaries and definitive performances of the worlds most important plays. From celebrated productions of Shakespeare to rare, in-depth footage of the work of Samuel Beckett, the collection covers a wide range of 20th century theatre history. Interviews with directors, designers, writers, and actors, along with excerpts of live performances deliver an authentic, behind-the-scenes look at hundreds of productions.