Available for course modes: web-based (W), video-streaming (V), or reduced seat time (RA/RS)
Note: mixed-mode (M) and face-to-face (P) courses cannot book new licenses or renew expiring licenses but can use films from the currently licensed list.
New film requests are limited to 5 new films per course. Renewal of expiring licenses is limited to 10 films per course. Currently licensed titles are not restricted per course.
If a course requires more than 5 titles, special requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis based upon the overall status of the university’s license and funding.
Swank usage guidelines:
If the film is currently licensed for UCF, you will be emailed the embed codes within 1 business day of submitting the request.
If the film is not on the currently licensed titles list, but is in the Swank catalog, it can take up to 5 business days for the request to be processed.
You will be emailed the LMS and Direct links 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.
If you would like to include an explanation of Swank films in your Canvas course, we have provided text you can use below.
If you are accessing your course through a browser using a laptop or desktop computer, you can view any Swank films in a browser tab using the links your professor provided in Canvas. Chrome, Firefox and Safari are all supported.
If you are using a smart device such as a tablet or your phone to access course materials, you will need to download the Swank Media Player from your device’s app store (available through both iOS and Android). When you open the app, it will ask you to “Find your institution.” Search for the University of Central Florida. This will take you to the UCF Federated Identity login page (i.e. what you use to access Canvas). Log in with your NID and NID password. From there you have two options:
Films are accessible 24/7. They can be viewed at any time and as many times as you like. Certain films have some restrictions on access and can only be viewed using the link your professor provides in your Canvas course.
If you have a problem viewing a Swank film, please let your professor know so they can pass the information on to the Libraries. Most Swank viewing issues relate to the university’s authentication service, OpenAthens. If an issue occurs, the first step is to clear your browser cache and make sure it is the latest version (if accessing through a browser) or making sure the Swank Media Player is up to date (if on a smart device). This will solve most issues.
UCF Libraries’ Ask A Librarian virtual reference services is also available for assistance at https://library.ucf.edu/ask