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Streaming video options for faculty

Options for including streaming videos in online classes

How to use Swank

1. Select a film by searching the DigitalCampus website.

To get started, first determine if the film (or television episode) you want to share with your class is available via DigitalCampus.  Search DigitalCampus:

You can search using the box in the upper right corner of the web page, or click on "Movie Search" in the menu on the left.

2. Fill out the Request Form.

Request the film using the online Request Form.

If the film is currently licensed for UCF (see list of available titles), you  will be emailed the embed codes within 1 business day of the request.

If the film is not on the available titles page but is in the Swank catalog, it can take up to 5 business days for the request to be processed.

3. Check your email for a URL.

By license, DigitalCampus films are to be used for educational purposes only and made available to students through a password-protected site like Canvas.

You will be emailed the embed code for the film(s) as well as the expiration date of access (one year). Approximately 30 days before the expiration date of access, you will be emailed to check if you will continue to need the film.

4. Add the film to your Canvas course. 

After receiving the URL, you will have to add the film in Webcourses for the students to have access.  Film links MUST be placed within Webcourses to satisfy license requirements for restricted access. Embedding Swank films is not currently possible. Please add the film links in one of the ways listed below.

LMS link method (less steps)

  •  •Copy the LMS link.
  • On the page you want to include the video, click Edit.
  • Click on HTML editor (upper right of page)
  • Paste the LMS link code where you want the film listed.
  • Save.

Direct link method (less complicated but more steps)

  • Copy the direct link.
  • On the page you want to include the video, click Edit.
  • Type “Watch [film name]” where you want the film listed.
  • Highlight the text you just typed.
  • Click on the Insert Link button above the textbox (looks like a chain link).
  • Paste the direct link into the popup box and click insert link.
  • Save.

Swank films cannot be watched on mobile devices through a browser app or webcourses through the UCF app. They only work using the Swank Media Player app which is less than ideal especially considering how many of our students exclusively use their phone or tablet for course work. The instructions for it are here.