Streaming video is transmitted over the Internet and can be viewed online without having to wait for the entire film to download. (YouTube is an example of streaming video.) Through a license paid for by the library, Films on Demand provides educational videos that are not normally available for free on the Internet.
Look for the Films on Demand link on:
The Films on Demand home page makes browsing by subject easy, or you can search by Segment name or Title in the search box. Click on any title to view that video, or click on “View segments in this video” to see a list of its segments.
Yes! Foothill students, faculty, and staff can all access videos off campus via the Films on Demand page, but you need to click on the Films on Demand link from the Foothill Library home page. Then you will be prompted to enter your CWID and MyPortal password to log in.
You can also share a link or playlist with other members of the Foothill community; if they are off campus, they will be prompted to log in first.
There are several ways to share videos with students, faculty, and staff at Foothill.
Personal folders are a great way to save quick links to frequently used videos for easy access. Once you add a title or segment to a folder, you do not have to browse or search for it in the future. Simply access it through “Favorites.”
First, you’ll need to create an account. See How do I create an account?
To create and add to a personal folder:
Playlists are the way to combine segments from different videos into one sharable URL. You can create playlists by using the “Playlist” tab on the “View Video” page. A single segment or multiple segments from a video can be selected to create a playlist. Segments from multiple programs can also be combined into a single playlist. Once a playlist has been created, it can be edited by accessing the “My Playlists” tab. Custom playlists will all have a free-standing, persistent URL that can be shared with students or others at Foothill College.
Favorites are the way for you to tag certain videos and/or segments in a personal folder to watch later. Anywhere you see a heart icon, you can tag the video or segment as a Favorite. Once you add a title or segment to a folder, you do not have to browse or search for it in the future. Simply access it through “Favorites.”
From the Films on Demand home page, click on Create Account in the upper right-hand corner.
Fill in the requested information to create a new user and log in.
Yes, our license includes public performance rights, and all videos are closed captioned. If your classroom is equipped with an instructor workstation (i.e. computer connected to the Internet and projection capability), you can show an entire film or just a segment in your classroom. From the Foothill Library web page, click on Films on Demand and select the video or segment you wish to show. When you move your cursor to the bottom of the video screen, a tool bar appears similar to the one on a YouTube video.
Click on the icon to expand the image to fill the screen and then click on the Play button in the center of the screen or in the bottom left corner. At any time you can press the ESC key on your computer to return to the browser window or you can move your cursor to the bottom of the screen to make the toolbar visible again; then you can pause or adjust the volume.
No. Our license includes public performance rights as long as you are sharing the videos with Foothill students, faculty, or staff.
Watch this video titled: Dietary Supplements: Health or Hype? (from Films Media Group. Films On Demand ©1994)