Streaming Q&A

Video Streaming Service

For assistance or questions on using the Fulton Library’s video streaming databases, contact Alan Stephens at 801-863-7367,

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


  1. Locate and copy the permanent link or embed code from the streaming video
  2. Open the Rich Text Editor in Canvas
  3. If you copied the link then click on the icon for Insert Link.
    1. Paste the link in the field
    2. Click Insert Link
    3. Highlight the link and type in the name of the video or some other meaningful title
  4. If you copied the embed code then click on the link for Insert Media
    1. Click on the Embed tab
    2. Paste the embed code into the field
    3. Click Ok


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

A:  We can assist in identifying other streaming options or assist in searching for alternative titles.


Q:  How long will it take for the library to assist me in getting streaming video into my course?

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


Q:  I need to create a clip from a movie that is available in the library’s licensed streaming databases and don’t know how to do it. 

A:   Contact the Alan Stephens at 801-863-7367 or stepheal@uvu.ed  for assistance.


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

A:  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.


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

A:  Descriptions of the Fulton Library’s licensed streaming databases are available on the library’s website.  Currently they 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 will be used to supply available feature and foreign film requests..

Other Video Options for Instructors

Q:  What about streaming from Netflix or Amazon?

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


Q:  Can I show a YouTube video to my class?

A: 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 is can be rife with such material despite YouTube's best efforts.  For online course material, the best way to handle a YouTube video is to link to it. 

Video Copyright

Q:  Can faculty show copyrighted videos to a class?

A:  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) a "regular part of systematic instructional activities," (2) in a classroom or "similar place devoted to instruction;" and (3) the copy used must be lawfully made.  Please note that instructional activity must be taking place. The teaching activity should not be open to the public and the use of the video should be limited to the campus grounds.


Q:  Can a library DVD be shown in class?

A:  Yes. Let us know what you need and the library can purchase the DVD if we don’t have it already.


Q:  Can rental DVDs be used to show in class?

A:  Yes, these are lawfully made.


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

A:  Most videos today are protected by content scrambling systems (CSS), technological protection measures (TPMs) or digital rights management (DRM), and it is a violation of the law to circumvent these protections to copy 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 faculty and students requiring close analysis of film and media excerpts to circumvent protection measures to make short portions available for viewing. The exemption applies only to motion pictures on DVD or from online distribution services and the circumvention is allowed only when “necessary because reasonably available alternatives, such as noncircumventing methods or using screen capture software … are not able to produce the level of high-quality content required to achieve the desired criticism or comment.” If very high quality copy is not required for the criticism or comment, the law permits the use of screen capture software.