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Faculty Guide to Streaming Videos: Home

Answers to common questions about streaming video

Library Streaming Media Options

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This guide provides an overview of online streaming video collections available through Foothill College Library.  The Library provides access to streaming videos through digital site licenses and online subscription database collections. Our main platforms can be found on the library homepage under Featured Databases:

  • Films on Demand
  • Kanopy
  • Swank

Check out the tabs in this guide to find out more about each platform, including how to embed films in your online classes.


Creative Commons License CC by NC 4.0 This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. It is based on the Faculty Guide to Streaming Video at the City College of San Francisco.


Captioning makes videos more accessible to everyone. California Community Colleges are legally required to provide captions or subtitles for media assigned to students for instructional purposes. 

Captions translate spoken audio and background sounds into text displayed on screen in the form of "closed captioning" that can be turned on or off or "open captioning" burned into onscreen video. Subtitles represent spoken audio and may be available in multiple languages. Transcripts translate spoken audio into text with timecode cues.