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Library Support for Online Teaching: Streaming Video

Library Streaming Video Databases

Digital video, available from a variety of sources, can be added to Moodle. Library Video Subscriptions - When searching Primo, narrow Material to “Video” and limit to “available online” to see the bulk of our streaming content. You can find content there from the following streaming databases:

The following streaming content isn’t indexed in Primo and must be searched separately:

Digitizing DVDs

The library will assist you with converting a library-owned DVD into a digital version you can add to Moodle. Please contact with the titles you need digitized and the dates you need them by. We are also able to purchase additional titles that we don't currently have if they are quickly obtainable. We are not able to provide access to Netflix, Hulu, or Prime content that is cloud-based only.

  • If you only need short clips from longer films, you may be able to use screen capture software like Camtasia to do so. Camtasia is available in the Techlab and on library laptops.
  • Much of this is covered under the TEACH Act addendum to the Digital Millenium Copyright Act. Fair Use may also apply. More information on copyright and streaming video for online courses.
  • Please restrict access to films to just students in your class:
    • Upload the file to your Hope Google Drive
    • Set permissions restrictively - ideally limited to only the students in the class, but at the very least limited to only within Hope College without a published link.
    • Link to the Google Drive file from within Moodle

Tips for Linking or Embedding Video Content on Moodle

If you have your own video files best practice is to upload these to Google Drive and link over to the content in Moodle (CIT Instructions).

Options for Linking or Embedding from Streaming Websites

  • You can link to content either by inserting a URL, Label or Page.
  • If linking to a library resource, make sure the URL includes the Library Proxy. It should contain somewhere in the link “”
  • Not seeing it? The library has a URL converter that can help add this. (
  • Please ask if you have questions about off-campus accessibility

If you want to embed a player directly in Moodle ignore the Insert Media function and copy the embed code directly to the html

  1. Copy the embed code from the media website
  2. Open a Label or Page in Moodle
  3. Select the html icon </>
  4. Paste the embed code (is there other code there and you’re not sure where to put it? Very top or very bottom is safe)
  5. Embedding a library resource? Make sure that the proxy link is included so that it will play off campus
  6. Only want students to watch a portion? - more education friendly tools offer clipping options (including YouTube) (Alexander requires login)

Example of Proxied Link

Films on Demand "Share To" box that shows the following proxied link: