Films on Demand
Along with the increase of online courses and online components in face-to-face classes, is the demand for films to be placed on Blackboard. The ability to use films for these purposes has gained popularity which is why this feature may be helpful to you. This feature will explain the library's first film-streaming database subscription called, Films on Demand, which is brought to you by Films Media Group.
With the subscription of Films on Demand streaming videos, you will now have instantaneous access to nearly 6,000 streaming films – without having to obtain copyright permission! In this database, films are categorized into eight general subject areas which are further categorized into more specific subjects. For example, the area of "Humanities and Social Sciences" is further categorized into 15 areas such as: Anthropology, Communication, Criminal Justice, Psychology, and Sociology - to name a few. Each of these areas has a number next to it showing how many films are available under that specific subject. Users have the ability to search by title or a segment; in other words, specific segments of a film can be viewed without having to view the entire film. This option allows faculty members to utilize only film segments that best benefits the course curriculum. Feel free to view this tutorial to see how Films on Demand works.
To post films onto Blackboard, please follow the steps below:
First, locate the video and URL on Films on Demand:
1. Log in to the new BRUIN.
2. Once you are logged in to BRUIN, click on Library from the Menu.
3. Click on Library Database/Noodlebib.
4. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on Complete Database List.
5. Click on Films on Demand (listed alphabetically).
6. Once you locate a film that you are interested in posting to Blackboard, click on the film or segment title.
7. Scroll down to “Title URL” and a box below it with a link to post. Copy this link.
Second, place the link into your Blackboard course:
1. Login to Blackboard.
2. Decide where to place the film link.
3. Paste the Films on Demand link into Blackboard.