Streaming Q&A

Video Streaming Service

For assistance using the Fulton Library’s video streaming databases, contact Alan Stephens at 801-863-7367 or [email protected].

How do I link a video from the Fulton Library’s licensed streaming databases to my Canvas page?

You can link a video by following these steps:

  1. Locate and copy the permanent link or embed code from the streaming video
  2. Open the Rich Text Editor in Canvas
  3. Click on Insert
  4. If you copied the permanent link hover over Link, then click External Links
    1. In the Text field, type the text you want your students to see
    2. Paste your link in the Link field
    3. Click the Done button
  5. If you copied the embed code, then click on Embed
    1. Paste the embed code into the Embed Code field
    2. Click the Submit button


I want to put a full-length movie into my online course that the library does not have in their licensed streaming databases.  What can I do?

We can assist by identifying other streaming options or searching for alternative titles. Contact Alan Stephens at 801-863-7367 or [email protected] for assistance.


How long will it take for the library to help embed streaming video into my course?

Turnaround time will vary based on availability and licensing needs, but for assistance with currently licensed video, please allow 72 hours.


How do I create a clip from a movie that is available in the library’s licensed streaming databases? 

Contact Alan Stephens at 801-863-7367 or [email protected]  for assistance.


I need to create a clip from a DVD to integrate into my online course.  What are my options?

If a streaming version is not available in the library’s licensed streaming databases, we can assist in (1) searching for other streaming options, or, (2) putting the DVD on reserve for your students to access.


What licensed streaming databases does the library have, what types of videos do they contain, and what are the major studios included in them?

Descriptions of the Fulton Library’s licensed streaming databases are available on the library’s website.  They currently include:


  • Classical Music in Video: Contains video performances of all forms of classical music, including major orchestral performances by leading orchestras, plus chamber music, oratorio, and solo performances, along with master classes and interviews with master teachers from around the world.
  • Classical Performance in Video: Contains video performances of all forms of classical music, including major orchestral performances by leading orchestras, plus chamber music, oratorio, and solo performances, along with master classes and interviews with master teachers from around the world.
  • Dance in Video: Dance in Video contains nearly 768 videos showing ethnic and folk dance, ballet, modern dance, jazz, tap, and many other dance styles. Full text content available.
  • Docuseek2: Docuseek2 provides video streaming of educational documentaries and social issues films from Bullfrog Films, Collective Eye Films, Icarus Films, Kartemquin Films, the National Film Board of Canada, Scorpion TV, Sincerely Films, Terra Nova Films, and Villon Films.
  • Films on Demand: Database created by Films Media Group. Film topics cover most academic disciplines. Full text available.
  • Kanopy: Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video service with access to more than 26,000 films each year. Kanopy works directly with filmmakers and film distribution companies to offer award-winning collections including titles from PBS, BBC, Criterion Collection, Media Education Foundation and more.
  • Medcom Nursing Video Collection Select: Medcom provides current content in educational nursing videos. Videos can be viewed in a classroom setting or remotely. CEU credits available for practicing nurses. Test results are immediate with instant test processing. Testing scores are maintained in a centralized location.
  • On the Boards: Full-length, high quality contemporary performance films. Works by top caliber artists are filmed with multiple high-definition cameras and edited in collaboration with the artists.
  • Opera in Video: Contains opera performances captured on video through staged productions, interviews, and documentaries. Selections represent the world's best performers, conductors, and opera houses and are based on a work's importance to the operatic canon.
  • Swank: Supplies feature films and foreign films.

Other Video Options for Instructors


Can I stream videos from Netflix, Amazon Prime, or Hulu to my class?

While you may show a movie in its entirety in a face-to-face class, you most likely do not want to spend class time this way, as instructors may have students watch videos outside of class. One option is to have your students create their own accounts through services like Netflix or Amazon Prime to watch movies. These services are inexpensive solutions to the video viewing problem.


Can I show a YouTube video to my class?

Yes, using YouTube to demonstrate pedagogical points is fine.  However, do not use YouTube videos that contain infringing content just as you would not use any other type of infringing content.  YouTube can be rife with such material despite YouTube's best efforts.  For online course material, the best way to show a YouTube video is to link to it. 

Video Copyright


Can faculty show copyrighted videos to a class?

Yes, faculty may show all or part of a video (e.g., documentary, motion picture) in a face-to-face class setting, but there are some boundaries. The showing must be: (1) the video must be legally made or obtained; (2) the video must be incorporated into instructional activity; (3) the showing must be held on campus grounds; and (4) the showing must be closed to the public. 


Can a library DVD be shown in class?

Yes. Let us know what you need and the library can purchase the DVD if we don’t have it already. Contact Alan Stephens at 801-863-7367 or [email protected] for assistance.


Can rental DVDs be shown in class?

Yes, these are lawfully made.


Can I copy a video to make short portions or a compilation of video clips to show in class?

Not usually. Most videos today are protected by content scrambling systems (CSS), technological protection measures (TPMs), or digital rights management (DRM); it is a violation of the law to circumvent these protections by copying material from a video.  Instructors can always advance video to the portion they wish to comment on. 

There are certain exemptions under the law that permit media experts, faculty, and students requiring close analysis of film to circumvent protection measures to make clips available for viewing. The exemption applies only to motion pictures on DVD or from online distribution services. This exception is only allowed when alternative viewing options are low quality and do not facilitate criticism or comment. If high-quality copy is not required for the criticism or comment, the law permits the use of screen capture software.