Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Copyright - UMA & OCLS: Using Content in Blackboard

Films on Demand

On Demand users can embed a Flash video player for all titles and segments into an HTML page, LMS or course website. The videos can be accessed from anywhere within your institution's authentication range. 

If the video is viewed from off-campus or if you are not using IP authentication, users will be prompted to enter a username and password in order to view the embedded video. This allows for enhanced viewing flexibility, while maintaining a secure environment for the content.

The authenticated embed code can be accessed by clicking on the Embed This Video button on every View Video page. Simply copy the code and paste it into the desired HTML environment and the film will display.

For assistance using the embed code, please contact Marilyn Hudzina, marilyn.hudzina@maine.edu.

Digital Campus (Swank Motion Pictures)

For major motion pictures and feature-length documentaries that are not available as streaming videos, Off-Campus Library Services provides access to thousands of videos via a pay-per-use service called Swank/Digital Campus.  To browse their collection, use the catalog here. (Or cut and paste the following URL into your browser: http://digitalcampus.swankmp.com/)

Once you have located the film you would like, email brenda.sevigny@maine.edu the following information:

Course Name/Semester:

Film Name:

A Technical Note

ETF/Swank uses Microsoft Silverlight software to stream its films.  You can download the software here

"The technology used to deliver movies to Digital Campus customers is flexible and easy to use. Movies are delivered to your students through a dedicated movie server using Silverlight software. Silverlight is available through a free download and is compatible with both Macs and PCs. Students will view the selected movie via streaming
Silverlight 2.0 session."

Video: 720 x 480 Aspect ratio with frame rate of 29.97
Audio: 128 kbps Stereo CBR

Kanopy Streaming Video

Internet sites

Like the Digital Campus, users wishing to share content from the list of Internet Sites (tab upper left) should simply copy and paste a link to the content into their Bs page.  Librarians suggest adding links directly into weekly assignment areas in Bs, rather than creating streaming content areas in isolation.

Questions? Comments?  Let us know how it works, what doesn't and how we can help!