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Accessing & Using Online Resources

Films on Demand

Films on Demand videos can be integrated into Canvas or web pages in two ways: LTI (Learning Tools Interoperability) or linking via permanent links  (permalinks). Linking to the catalog record or using the LTI is strongly recommended. 


The LTI (Learning Tools Interoperability) app is designed to allow instructors to easily find and embed Films on Demand videos into Canvas pages for on and off campus viewing. 

  1. Create a Canvas page, typically in a module.
  2. Insert the cursor where you want to embed the video. 
  3. Choose More External Tools > Films on Demand.
  4. Enter the exact title or search for a video by keyword or phrase. 
  5. Preview the video if necessary and then select the video you want to embed. 
  6. Click the Save button to save changes to your page and to play the video. The video will play on and off campus and on mobile devices.  

add Films on Demand video


embed video


Films on Demand save in Canvas

Permanent Links or Permalinks

Link to the catalog record

  1. Search for the video you want to look to in the library catalog.
  2. Copy the link to the catalog record and paste it into Canvas or your web page. 

Link to the video 

  1. Navigate to the video you want to link to and click on Share below the video.
  2. Choose Embed/Link and copy the Record URL.
  3. Insert this Record URL in your Canvas course or website. 

Embed linkRecord URL

 Do not use the URL displayed in your Web browser's address bar. If you are copying a link into Canvas, insert it as plain text and not as a Web link, and be sure not to add any spaces to the inserted text.