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Linking to Articles, eBooks, and Streaming Videos from the Library's Databases: Films On Demand

Films On Demand Linking Outside of Blackboard

The following instructions are for creating links outside of Blackboard.   

   1. Search for an item and open the full record for it. Locate the ‘Record URL’ text box located underneath the video's title. 

   2. Highlight the text in the Record URL field, then copy and paste this link into the desired location. Do not simply copy the URL from the browser’s address bar, as this is session specific and the item cannot be retraced once the session ends.

   3. An example of a Films in Demand URL would look like this: http://ezproxy.bellevue.edu:80/login?url=http://fod.infobase.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?wID=97233&xtid=49979.

   4. Once created, the student will be able to click on the link and be immediately taken to the item, whether an article, video, or database. They will not need to log-in again in order to access the Library webpage or other resources. 

Films on Demand Linking in Blackboard

The following instructions are for linking in Blackboard only.      

   1. Search for an item and open the full record for it. Locate the ‘Record URL’ text box located underneath the video's title. 

   2. Highlight the text in the Title URL field, then copy and paste this link into Blackboard. Do not simply copy the URL from the browser’s address bar, as this is session specific and the item cannot be retraced once the session ends.

   3. You will need to insert “auth=bb&” into the URL between the “?” and “url” (http://ezproxy.bellevue.edu:80/login?auth=bb&url=) so that students will not be required to log-in as they move between the Blackboard and Library resources.

   4. An example of a Films on Demand URL would look like this: http://ezproxy.bellevue.edu:80/login?auth=bb&url=http://fod.infobase.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?wID=97233&xtid=49979

   5. Once created, the student will be able to click on the link in Blackboard and be immediately taken to the item, whether an article, video, or database. They will not need to log-in again in order to access the Library webpage or other resources. 

 

Films on Demand Linking for D2L Courses

The following instructions are for creating links in D2L courses.   

   1. Search for an item and open the full record for it. Locate the ‘Record URL’ text box located underneath the video's title. 

   2. Highlight the text in the Record URL field, then copy and paste this link into the desired location. Do not simply copy the URL from the browser’s address bar, as this is session specific and the item cannot be retraced once the session ends.

    3. You will need to add an 's' to the first 'http' and replace '80' with '9443' (https://ezproxy.bellevue.edu:9443/login?url=).

   4. An example of a Films in Demand URL would look like this: https://ezproxy.bellevue.edu:9443/login?url=http://fod.infobase.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?wID=97233&xtid=49979.

   5. Once created, the student will be able to click on the link and be immediately taken to the item, whether an article, video, or database. They will not need to log-in again in order to access the Library webpage or other resources.