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Canvas: Integrating Library Resources: Link to Streaming Video/Audio Titles

How to embed Library content into your Canvas course

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Linking to Streaming Video & Audio

The Libraries have thousands of streaming video and audio titles available for use in your courses.

  • See the Films page or the Music page to do a CLICsearch across our audio or video collections, or to select an individual streaming database.
  • Once you've found a title you wish to use, follow the instructions here to find/create a working URL to this title to link in Canvas.
  • If you have questions about linking to Films, or more advanced topics like creating & linking to playlists, or creating custom clips from one of our streaming videos contact Cindy Badillia-Melendez in the Media Resources collection for assistance.

Finding/Creating Direct Links to Streaming Video & Audio Titles

Once you've found a video or audio title you want to use in a course, note it's title and which streaming database it's contained in. Follow the instructions below to find the correct permanent link URL for your film (adding the EZProxy coding via the ProxyMe widget if required), and then add link to a content area in Canvas as needed.

  • Academic Video Online: find film, hit "Embed/Link", then copy the "Permanent link to" URL.
  • Ambrose Video:  find film, hit the "Links & Embedding" link and copy the "Direct Link" URL.
  • Counseling & Therapy in Video: find film, hit "Embed/Link", then copy the "Permanent link to" URL.
  • Digitalia: find film, copy URL in browser's address bar, paste into "Proxy Me" widget to add EZProxy prefix.
  • Docuseek2: find film, hit "Link to/Embed" button, copy the "Permanent URL" field, and paste into "Proxy Me" widget to add EZProxy prefix.
  • DRAM: find item, copy URL in browser's address bar, paste into "Proxy Me" widget to add EZProxy prefix.
  • Films on Demand: find film, hit "Embed/Link", then copy the "Record URL" field.
  • Kanopy Films: find film, hit the "Share" button, copy the "Share Link" field, and paste into "Proxy Me" widget to add EZProxy prefix.
  • Medici.tvfind item, copy URL in browser's address bar, paste into "Proxy Me" widget to add EZProxy prefix.
  • Music Online: Opera in Video: find film, hit "Embed/Link", then copy the "Permanent link to" URL.
  • Music Online: Smithsonian Global Soundfind item, hit "Embed/Link", then copy the "Permanent link to" URL.
  • National Film Board of Canadafind item, copy URL in browser's address bar, paste into "Proxy Me" widget to add EZProxy prefix.
  • Naxos Music Library & Naxos Music Library Jazz: find item, hit the "Show Static URL" link at left, then find the URL for your item at right, paste into "Proxy Me" widget to add EZProxy prefix.
  • Psychotherapy.netfind item, copy URL in browser's address bar, paste into "Proxy Me" widget to add EZProxy prefix.
  • Sports Medicine and Exercise Science in Video: text here
  • Swank: find film, hit the "Copy Direct Link" or "Copy LMS Link" as appropriate.
  • World Cinemafind film, hit "Embed/Link", then copy the "Record URL" field.

Proxy Me!!

In order for a persistent link to work for off-campus users, the link must include the prefix  https://login.ezproxy.stthomas.edu/login?url= or the embedded code string .ezproxy.stthomas.edu/.

In some cases the code string will already be part of the persistent link, but for others you will have to add it. It is up to you to identify whether or not the code string is already there.

Example of a persistent link that already includes the code:
https://login.ezproxy.stthomas.edu/login?url=https://search.proquest.com

Example of a persistent link that needs to have the Ezproxy code added:
http://www.europaworld.com/entry/md.dir.86

To add the Ezproxy code, copy and paste the PURL into this box:

Proxy Me

 

Embed Films on Demand & Docuseek2 in Canvas

Two of our streaming video databases, Films on Demand and Docuseek2 now allow embedded videos from within Canvas. This works easiest if you've gone to the database first and found the title of the video you want to use. To use direct linking:

  1. Find the title of the film you wish to use in Films on Demand or Docuseek2.
  2. Open the rich text editor in a piece of Canvas content (e.g. a Page or an Assignment).
  3. Click the blue "V" icon in the menu bar to open the submenu to select the database
    insert video menu
     
  4. Pick the database containing your film, use the search box(es) to locate it and select it.
  5. Save and publish your content.

Adding Links to Canvas

In most cases, you will likely add text & links to or embed library content in the following Canvas content types:

  • a syllabus or other document
  • a Library Resources or other course module
  • a page (which may be then linked to a module)
  • an assignment (which may be then linked to a module)

In each of these content types, you will create your content via a rich text editor box (modules also have an External Link content type you might use). In the example below, this time we'll discuss adding an article or ebook link via a rich text box in a Canvas Assignment content type.

Once you have found the durable URL for your streaming video or audio title in the applicable library database and ensured that it includes the library EZ Proxy coding (as described elsewhere on this page), it's a snap to place it in Canvas.

  • copy the EZProxy coded URL
  • open or create the Assignment you wish to use
  • in the rich text editor box, describe the assignment. Best practice is to include a complete citation to the video or audio composition you are linking to, and embed the link in the title (including a complete citation will aid the student in locating the resource via the library website if the link happens to fail or break).
  • highlight the audo or video title in the text box, hit the link button, and paste the URL into the form
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highlight article title

paste URL

  • fill in the rest of the Assignment form (grading, submission options, etc.), and then Save and Publish the assignment.  Add/link the assignment to the appropriate module as needed.