Welcome to the Films on Demand guide! Below is a sample of some of the special collections of films contained within this database. Continue scrolling for tips on how to use Films on Demand to create clips, playlists, and more.
All Films on Demand titles can be found through the library catalog.
The first thing you should do is sign in or create an account if you haven’t already done so. Creating an account will allow you to access the full features of the website and signing up only takes a minute.
Once you have signed in, you can browse or search.
If you’d like to organize your search in advance, use the advanced search function to select options such as copyright date of film (if you’re looking for films since 2001), sort by newest to oldest to see the latest acquisitions from Films on Demand, and choose multiple subject headings to assist you in your search. If you’d like to be ADA compliant, or if you have ESL students in your class, you can also choose only films with closed captioning.
Currently, Films on Demand does not offer the ability for faculty to embed videos directly into Blackboard. The best way to direct students to clips, films or playlists is by linking them in Blackboard.
Step 1: Find your film in Films on Demand and copy the Title URL (or, if you have created a Custom Segment, the Segment URL). See below:
Step 2: Sign into Blackboard and click on the course you want to add a link. In the left-hand navigation you'll want to click on the section within your course within which you wish the link to the video to appear for your students (for example, in the image below, Announcements, Information, Content).
Clicking on the plus (+) sign will open up a list of options. Rollover "Create External Link" and click.
You will then see a pop-up page called, "Add External Link" which will ask you for a name for the link and a URL. It's that simple.