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Films on Demand Videos

Films on Demand provides educational videos on a variety subjects. You can embed videos in faculty Desire2Learn accounts. Access to Films on Demand is also available on the Research Databases webpage.

Create a Link to a Video

It is easier to link to films to Desire2Learn if you have two windows or tabs open.

In the first window/tab:

  1. Go to Films on Demand.
  2. Locate an interesting film you want to link to your Desire2Learn course.
  3. Click on the title of the film.
  4. Locate the Title URL below the video player and the title synopsis.
  5. Copy the complete Title URL

In the second window/tab:

  1. Log into Desire2Learn.
  2. Go to Lessons tab.
  3. Click on Add Content and click on Page.
  4. At the Create an Item section click on Link.
  5. Add a title and subtitle, then paste film URL from Films on Demand.
  6. Check the box Open in a New Window.
  7. Click on Save.

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Embed a Video

It is easier to embed films in Desire2Learn if you have two windows or tabs open.

In the first window/tab:

  1. Go to the course where you want to embed the video.
  2. Click on Content.

In a second window/tab:

  1. From the Library homepage go to the Research Databases page by clicking on Databases in the blue bar at the top of the page.
  2. Click on Films on Demand under Popular Databases.
  3. Locate the film (or film segment) that you want to embed in your Desire2Learn course.
  4. Click on the title of the film.
  5. Click on the link Embed this Video below the video player.
  6. Copy the complete Embed Code displayed.

Return to your Desire2Learn course site in the first window/tab:

  1. Select the topic where you want to place the video and select New.
  2. Then select Create a File.
  3. Enter a Title. Desire2Learn does not accept long titles, so enter just the first part of the title before the colon.
  4. Select the Insert Stuff button from the HTML editor.
  1. On the Insert Stuff screen, select Enter Embed Code from the menu on the left.
  2. Then paste the copied Embed Code from Films on Demand into the Embed Code window.
  3. Click Next. On the next screen click on Insert.
  4. Publish the document.

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Trouble Viewing Videos in D2L

If students complain they cannot view videos in D2L, the content may be blocked by their web browser.

This handout and video explain how to view videos in D2L with any web browser.

Additional Help

To create a custom playlist, see Films on Demand's Quick Start Guide

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