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Films on Demand for Faculty: Using FOD in your Classroom

Sharing, Linking or Embedding?

There are three ways that you can share a Films on Demand Film.  This is the same process for all the Films on Demand atabases.

You may share the film url through email.  Students must be logged into the portal to open the url.  To add a film to Canvas you have two options: embedding and linking. Embedding allows users to view the film from within Canvas. Linking takes the user out of Canvas to watch on the FFE website. Either way, click on Embed/Link to get the appropriate links.

Sharing a film

To send a link to a film via email, choose the “Share” option.

From the image preview, hover over the image until the description and sharing options appear. Click the “share” link on the left to open an email sharing box.

 

FFE display of 5 film images in the Literary Adaptation genre, with middle image displaying the description and sharing icons that appear when hovering, circled in yellow

 

FFE email sharing box with fields for To, From, Subject, and Message

 

You may also email from the "Share" link at the top left of some pages.

FFE email share link circled in yellow

Embedding or Linking

To add a film to Canvas you have two options: embedding and linking. Embedding allows users to view the film from within Canvas. Linking takes the user out of Canvas to watch on the FFE website. Either way, click on Embed/Link to get the appropriate links.

FFE page with embed links for the film Poseidon Adventure, with "embed/link" circled in yellow

 

Embedding or Linking?

Linking

Copy the Record URL and paste it into your Canvas page. When clicked, users will be directed to a login page where they must enter their SID and last name, and then will be directed to the FFE website to watch the film.

Canvas text editor box with icon to link to a URL highlighted

 

Canvas text editor with popup box for linking text to a URL

 

Canvas text editor with text "Watch the film At the Fork" and "At the Fork" is hyperlinked

Embedding

 

Embedding

Copy the Embed Code link and then paste it into Canvas. In your Canvas post, click the "Insert/edit media" icon.

Canvas text editor with Insert Media icon highlighted

Then paste the code into the Embed tab on the box that opens, and click OK.

Canvas text editor with Insert/edit media box open to Embed tab

 

You will see the film now embedded into your post. After you save it, the user will be able to click on an audio selection and view the film within the Canvas post. From off campus, the user will have to enter their SID and last name first.

Canvas text editor showing an embedded film "At The Fork"