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Library Resources in Canvas: Streaming Video

Learn to use library resources in Canvas course sites.

Streaming Videos

How-to guides for embedding videos from AVON and Films on Demand into a Canvas site are included on this page. In short:

  • AVON- Use embed code from database
  • Films on Demand- Use "External Tool" in Canvas

Important note: Canvas users attempting to view embedded videos may sometimes need to login with MySLCC in the video player.

Use the links here to search for online videos through the SLCC Library, submit a request for a streaming video, or contact a librarian for help.

AVON (Academic Videos Online)

Embed videos from AVON using the embed code from the database  itself. Detailed steps below.

To add video from AVON to a Canvas page:

1. Locate desired film in AVON

2. Select "Embed" option to the right of the video in AVON (look near the "Transcript")

3. Copy the embed code

4. On a Canvas page, put the cursor where you want the video (you must be in Edit mode!)

5. Select the "Insert Media" option in the tool bar above the page you are editing

6. Select the "Embed" option in the pop up window

7. Paste the embed code and select "Ok"

8. Save the changes on your page!

The "Embed" option is in AVON (Academic Video Online) is near the "Transcript" to the right of the video.

Films on Demand ("External Tool" in Canvas)

Films on Demand contains academic, vocational, and life-skills content in a broad range of subject areas. It is called an "External tool" option in Canvas that allows you to search for and embed streaming videos directly to the course site.

To add video from Films on Demand to Canvas on a Page:

  1. Open a Canvas page in Edit mode
  2. Look for the down arrow in the edit tool bar ( V )
  3. Select "Films on Demand" from the list of options
  4. Search for a specific film title or subject area using keywords. Use the filters to sort your results as needed.
  5. Select "Preview" to the right of the video descriptions if desired. (Be patient, these videos can take awhile to load.) 
  6. Select "Embed" to add the video to your course

 

To add video from Films on Demand to Canvas in a Module:

  1. In Canvas, select "Add Item" from the Module view
  2. Select "External Tool" from the dropdown menu
  3. Select "Films on Demand" from the list of External Tool options
  4. Search for a topic or subject area using keywords. Use the filters to sort your results as needed.
  5. Select "Preview" to the right of the video descriptions if desired. (Be patient, these videos can take awhile to load.) 
  6. Select "Embed" to add the video to your course
  7. If desired, scroll or tab down to the "Title" field and rename the list something meaningful (i.e. "Unit 3 Video" or "Cold War Video Clip"). If you skip this step, your module component will retain the name "Films on Demand."
  8. Select "Add Item"

Screen capture of search screen for the Films on Demand External Tool in Canvas