Films on Demand is a humanities and social sciences streaming video platform that gives you access to educational programs that you can incorporate into your online lesson plans and distance learning courseware. Specific coverage includes anthropology, area studies, art, architecture, communication, criminal justice, education, English and language arts, geography, history, music and dance, philosophy and religion, political science, psychology, sociology, and world languages (Chinese, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish).
A search bar is located at the top of every page. The menu bar in the top left corner also allows browsing by various methods:
The menu bar also provides a calendar link, which leads to a page of timely topics, holidays, famous people, etc, all linked to resources. The current month will be visible by default. Clicking on any event will take you to a list of all resources in UK Libraries' holdings related to the specific calendar item.
Instructors and students can create video-specific quizzes that are embedded in the video. For more information, see the Films on Demand documentation.
Users must sign in with their username and password credentials for their institution. An active Films On Demand subscription is required for access.
What can be added to playlists:
Content can be added to playlists using the Add To page tool. This page tool can be found on all search results and media viewing pages, when the content type is supported. Click on the Add To link, and then the Add to Playlist tab.
The Add to Playlist option contains the following features and functionality:
The My Content section allows anyone who is logged in with a user account to manage and access their own custom clips, or segments, as Films on Demand calls them. These segments do not alter the original video and are not downloadable. Segments that are created are visible on the segments tab of any video they were originally created from, at the bottom of the segments tab.
All custom segments are stored in the My Content section of your account and can be organized into folders. They can be organized into other folders within the My Custom Segments section.
Custom segments can be created from:
Custom segments cannot be created from web channel videos.
Creating Custom Segments:
Custom Segments can be created using the Segment page tool located below the video player. If you do not see the Custom Segment page tool, please check your user preferences to verify that you have the Custom Segment page tool enabled.