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A database for streaming educational videos

About Films on Demand

Films On Demand is a web-based digital video delivery service that allows you to view thousands of high-quality educational videos in dozens of subject areas, anywhere and anytime. Access is provided through the A-Z Databases page. This database gives students and faculty the ability to stream educational videos, and embed them into their online courses or presentations. Besides the instruction on this page of the guide, there is additional information presented in the FAQ tab

Registering for an account

In order to access all the features of Films on Demand, such as saving videos, it is recommended that you sign up for an account. After accessing the database from the the A-Z Databases page, click "Your Profile" in the upper right corner. At the bottom of the box, there will be a link for creating a new account. 

How to Use Films on Demand

The following instructions are a quick introduction on how to find, organize, and share films from Films on Demand. At the end, there is also a link to a pdf from Films on Demand with more detailed instructions that you can download or print. To see frequently asked questions on how to use Films on Demand, click on the FAQ tab above.


SEARCHING: You can search for videos by entering keywords, phrases or titles into the textbox on the main page. To perform more complex searches that combine terms, click "advanced search."

BROWSING BY SUBJECT: You can also browse videos by subject. From the main page, click the three bar icon on the top left of the screen. This will open the menu with the list of subjects that you can use to find relevant videos.  


SAVING VIDEOS: To save videos to a personal folder, click on "Add to" and the plus icon below the video. From your search results, the icon will appear under the description. From the view video page, it will appear under the video player. After clicking the icon, it will ask you to add the video to an existing folder or to create a new one.

ORGANIZING VIDEOS:  To access and organize the videos that you have saved, click on your profile name and then "My Content."

Once you have accessed your content folders, you can rearrange the videos in the list by clicking the "Actions" dropbox on the right. They can also be automatically sorted by title, video type and creation date by clicking on those fields at the top of the list. 


SHARING VIDEOS: To share a video from your content folder, use the Action dropdown to select Share. To share a video from your search results, click the share icon under the video description.

 A window will open with a form for emailing the video. You can also click the Embed video tab to access a link to the video or code that you can embed in your website.

Films On Demand for Faculty

Information for faculty can now be found on the Faculty Guide to Streaming Videos. There is detailed information about embedding videos and creating clips for your classes.