Canvas - External Tools - About Films On Demand

The article introduces "Films On Demand," a streaming video database specializing in educational content, including films, documentaries, and news information. It is managed and supported by UWM Libraries. The article explains how to add Films On Demand videos to a Canvas course using the Rich Text Editor's "More External Tools" button. It details the steps, such as creating a new page, accessing the Rich Text Editor, selecting the "Films On Demand" option, searching for videos, embedding videos, choosing display sizes, and saving the changes. Support and accessibility information for Films On Demand are also provided.

About Films On Demand

Films On Demand is a streaming video database that specializes in educational and academic content and provides streaming access to thousands of films, documentaries, and news information. Films On Demand is administered and supported through UWM Libraries.

Adding Films On Demand to your course

Films On Demand videos can be added to your course by using the Rich Text Editor's "More External Tools" button. The Rich Text Editor is generally used in a "Page" in Canvas but can be found in Assignments, discussions, and Quizzes.
  1. To add a video, go to the Canvas course.
  2. Create a new Page.
  3. In the page, select "Edit".
  4. In the Rich Text Editor of the Page, select the blue "V" External Tools button.

    blue v external tools in RTE

  5. Selecting the External Tools button will prompt a drop-down menu, select "Films On Demand".

    films on demand drop down button

  6. When you select "Films On Demand", a pop-up window will appear to search the video library.
  7. Use the search box to find videos and select the "Embed" button to add the video to the Rich Text Editor.
  8. After selecting "Embed", select the size you would like the video to display. The selections are small. medium, and large. 

    films on deman search and embed

  9. After selecting the size, the video will appear in the Rich Text Editor.

    picture of video in the rich text editor

  10. Include any additional information you would like to display with the video and select "Save".


KeywordsFilms On Demand, streaming video database, educational content, Canvas course, Rich Text Editor, external tools, embedding videos, UWM Libraries, support, accessibility   Doc ID92784
OwnerBenjamin G.GroupCETL
Created2019-07-01 10:05:12Updated2023-10-25 11:05:03
SitesUW-Milwaukee Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
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