Videos from Alexander Street (ASV) can be integrated into Canvas courses in two ways:
To create a rich text link to a video, you will need to create a stable, proxied link to it. On an ASV video page you need to click "Share" in the top toolbar and then click the "Copy Permalink" button that will appear.
A window will pop up with the permalink for you to copy. The permalink typically does not have the library proxy string attached, so you will need to add it to the beginning of the permalink: https://libproxy.umflint.edu/login?url=https://video.alexanderstreet.com/watch/dog?account_id=14584&usage_group_id=95891.
You are now ready to create a rich text link on a Canvas page.
Here is what both the rich text link and the embedded media look like in a Canvas page.
Streaming films from Kanopy can be integrated into Canvas courses in two ways:
Creating a stable proxied link is the BEST way to share Kanopy's films with students as it should work with all internet browsers.
Embedded Kanopy films will only play if you are using the Firefox internet browser or if the students have created a personal account with the Kanopy database. We STRONGLY suggest that you use a rich text link to share Kanopy's content.
Here is what both a the rich text link and the embedded media look like in a Canvas page.
Besides Alexander Street Video and Kanopy, other library databases have video content that you might want to use in your class. The most consistent way to include this content is by creating stable proxied hyperlinks in rich text.
Just as with linking to textual articles or ebooks, you should look for persistent links and make sure they are proxied to ensure that students will have access no matter what their browser configurations are. See the Link to Library Texts section of this guide for information on finding and creating persistent, proxied links.
The following are just a few examples of databases with video content. More can be found through our A-Z Database list as well.