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Streaming Media Guide for Faculty: Films on Demand

Answers to common faculty questions about streaming video collections at the ICC Library.

Direct Access to Films on Demand

What is Films on Demand?

ICC's subscription to Films on Demand includes general academic videos and some special collections. There are approximately 15,000 films.

Access Films on Demand from the library website's streaming media page.

Special Collectsions from Films on Demand

Off Campus Access to Library Collections

An active ICC network account is required for off-campus access to ICC Library subscription resources and databases, including online articles, streaming video, and e-books. When accessing these resources from off-campus, users will be prompted to log in with their ICC username and password to view resources.

ICC usernames are the first part of your ICC email address, without the @lab.icc.edu part. Passwords are ICC (all capital letters) and the last five digits of your social security number. 

If you do not know your login and password, please contact the Library's Reference Desk at 309-694-5355 or 309-690-6837 and we will be more than happy to assist you.

Tips

Links to individual film titles and segments can be shared with your students via Blackboard or your personal website.  Off-campus users will be prompted to login.

Questions?

Please email libraryservices@icc.edu if you have questions about streaming videos for courses.

Library staff is also available to help with most questions during open hours. Call, email or chat with us! 

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Help Guides and Handouts for Films on Demand

How to Guides from Films on Demand

Getting to Films on Demand

Follow these steps to find Films on Demand:

There are a few different ways to do this.


From the homepage:

1. Go to https://icc.edu/library/.

2. Scroll down to Library QuickLinks and find the box that says Library Services.

3. Click the fourth link on the list that says Films on Demand.

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From the Search page:

1. Go to https://icc.edu/library/ and click the tab on the white navigation bar that says Search, OR go to https://icc.edu/library/library-search/.

2. The gold boxes show some popular databases, one of which is Films on Demand. Click on that gold bar.

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3. OR scroll down to where the databases are organized by subject. Click the subject that says Streaming Video.

4. After you've clicked Streaming video, a list appears in alphabetical order. The link for Films on Demand is about halfway through the list.

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From the For Students page:

1. Go to https://icc.edu/library/ and click the tab on the white navigation bar that says For Students, OR go to https://icc.edu/library/for-students/.

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2. Under Collections, click on the link that says Streaming Video Collection.

3. Scroll about halfway through the list to find Films on Demand.

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From the For Faculty page:

1. Go to https://icc.edu/library/ and click the tab on the white navigation bar that says For Faculty, OR go to https://icc.edu/library/for-faculty/.

2. Under Collections, click on the link that says Streaming Video Collection.

3. Scroll about halfway through the list to find Films on Demand.

Creating Films on Demand Accounts

Creating an account

Navigate to Films on Demand. Once logged in with ICC username and password (if off campus), students, faculty and staff have the option of creating a personal user account. What are the benefits of doing this?

  • Allows tagging and saving favorites for easy recall
  • Allows curation of lists of films and segments that can be shared with other users
  • Gives control of user settings including playback rate and automatic startup of closed captioning

1. To create an account, click on Your Profile in the upper right corner of the screen. 

2. You'll need to log in with your ICC credentials if you're off campus. Once you've done that (or if you're on campus), click New user? Sign up.

3. Fill out the form with the appropriate information. If you'd like, you can specify which subjects are of interest to you and opt in to receive emails to inform you of new titles based on your interests.

4. When you're finished, click the red Create Account button.

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Setting Films on Demand Account Preferences

Setting your profile preferences in Films on Demand

Once you've created an account, you can set some preferences in Films on Demand. 

1. Click on Hi, [Your name] in the upper right corner.

2. Click on Account Settings

3. Fill out the form with the information you want saved, and then click Save Changes at the bottom of the page.

Here are the preferences you can set: 

  • Default Google Translate language
  • Default citation type (MLA, Chicago, APA, Harvard)
  • Default embed code size
  • Video Playback (Default HD, Enable Autoplay, Enable Continuous Play)
  • Playlists (Enable Continuous Play, Enable Loop)
  • Caption font size
  • Caption font family
  • Caption font color
  • Caption font background color
  • An option to always start videos with closed captions enabled
  • Choose which page tools are active and inactive (Share, Add to, Citation, Custom Segment, Embed/Link, and Resources)

 

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Sharing Films on Demand videos

Sharing videos from Films on Demand

  • Share by email
  • Share a direct link 

Share to: Sending via email

You can share by sending to someone's (or your own) email either from the list of titles or from a specific title's page.

 

To send from the list of titles, follow these steps.

1. Browse or search for a title you want.

2. When you see the title on the list, click on the icon under the video's description to share. It looks like this: share icon

3. Fill out the form with the recipient's name and email, your name and email, and a message (optional).

4. Click send email when finished.

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To send via email from the specific video's page, follow these steps.

1. Go to the page of the video you want to send, and click on the share icon (see previous step 2) under the title.

2. Fill out the form with the recipient's name and email, your name an email, and a message (optional). (See previous set of directions for a visual demonstration of what the form entails.)

3. Click Send Email when finished.


Sharing a direct link to the video

This can be done from the list of titles or from the title's specific page.

To get the direct link or embed code from the list of titles, follow these steps.

1. Browse or search for a title.

2. When you see a title you want, click on the Share icon below the video, then click Link

3. For the direct link, click the red button that says copy to the left of the textbox labeled Record URL and hit Ctrl + C or right click and copy. 

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Creating a Films on Demand Playlist

Creating a playlist in Films on Demand

You may find it useful to organize videos--or even just segments of videos--into playlists. You'll need to have an account, so if you haven't already created one, see the box above labeled Creating Films on Demand Accounts. Then, follow the steps below to create your playlist.

1. Log in to your account.

2. Browse or search for titles.

3. When you've found a video you want to add to a playlist, click Add to +.

4. Make sure the tab you're working in underneath the words Add To is Playlist, NOT Favorites. We'll get to Favorites later.

5. Choose whether you want to add the full video by clicking ----Add Full Title---- or add just a segment by clicking on the name of the segment you want to add.

6. If you haven't already created a playlist, your only option is to type in the name of your new playlist, and then click New Playlist.

7. You'll see a green box appear above the list of segments that says Item(s) added: Go to My Content. Click there to see your list of playlists. You'll also see that you now have a dropdown option below the list of segments, whereas if you didn't have any playlists created before, that box was locked. The next time you add a segment or full title to this playlist, you can just choose your playlist from that dropdown menu and click Add to Playlist.

 

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Adding to Favorites in Films on Demand

Adding to your Favorites in Films on Demand

You'll need to be logged in to be able to add segments or full titles to your favorites. See the box labeled Creating Films on Demand Accounts above if you haven't already created an account. Once you've logged in, follow the steps below to add videos to your Favorites.

1. Log in to your account.

2. Browse or search for titles.

3. When you've found a video you want to add to your favorites, click Add to +.

4. Check underneath where you see Add to and make sure the tab you're working in is Favorites, NOT Playlist. (See the box above for Playlists.)

5. If you don't already have a folder made, you can either select Unassigned and click Add To Folder OR you can type in the name of a new folder in the second box and click New Folder.

6. You'll see a green box appear that says Item(s) added: Go to My Content. Click there to see your list of playlists and folders. You'll also see that your new folder is now one of the dropdown options for the next time you want to add a video to your favorites.

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You can also add a new folder by clicking your profile in the upper right corner and going to My Content. The catch is that you have to add at least one item to your favorites before you can create a folder this way.

Saving a search in Films on Demand

Saving your search in Films on Demand

You have to be logged in to your account to save a search. See the box labeled Creating Films on Demand Accounts if you have not yet created an account. Then follow the steps below.

1. Type in your search term(s).

2. On the results page just to the right of "Search Results For: [term]" click the gray text that says Save Search with a folder icon next to it.

3. You can either name a new folder and save your search there, save your search in an already established folder, or save it without assigning a folder.

4. When you've chosen one of the options and saved in step 3, you'll see a green box that says Search Saved. Go to My Content. If you click there, you'll be taken to your list of playlists, favorites, folders, etc.

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