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Faculty Guide to Streaming Media

Embedding Videos in Canvas

Faculty can share streaming video with students through Canvas and course shells are available for all classes. At the start of each semester, review your Canvas course shell and confirm that your streaming media links are active. Also check the expiration dates for all licensed streaming video included in your Canvas course.

Most streaming video databases generate embed codes that enable students to watch films through a video player within Canvas.  

How do I embed a video?

What is it?

Films on Demand is an online library of streaming videos, as well as hundreds of PBS, BCC and HBO Documentary Films, with new titles added regularly.


Create an Account

How do I create an account?

  1. Access Films on Demand from the library's Databases A-Z page.
  2. Login with your email (if off-campus), students, faculty and staff can create a personal user account.
  3. Locate "Your Profile" in the upper right corner of the screen. Then, click "New user? Sign up."

What are the benefits of doing this?

  • Use a personal account to customize playlists, save favorites, and take advantage of other features.


Use Films on Demand's "Advanced Search" then filter by "Custom Content" to browse films owned by the library.  Results can also be filtered by producer (i.e. HBO, PBS, etc.).

Use the Films on Demand Canvas app.


Canvas: Films on Demand App

Edit the page where you will add the Films on Demand film.

Select the apps icon from the tool bar.

Locate Films on Demand from the list. Location of Films on Demand in Canvas apps area
Enter search terms/title in the search area. Films on Demand search in Canvas.
Select the film and use the Embed dropdown to choose the size of the film embed. The films will be added to the page. Films on Demand embed size options



Kanopy is not integrated with Canvas*. It provides embed codes that enable viewing within a Canvas page.

*There is no Canvas Kanopy app.

Embed an entire video
  1. Open Kanopy and search for your video.
  2. Select the Share button below the video player and select the Embed tab.
  3. Copy the embed code that appears in the box.
  4. Open your Canvas page.
  5. Select the Upload/Record Media tool. upload record media icon
  6. Select the Embed tab.
  7. Insert the embed code and click Submit.
DigitalTheatre + streams cannot be embedded. 

Log in

  1. Log in through Databases A-Z and the GCC Portal. 
  2. Since this resource CANNOT be embedded into Canvas the instructor provides a link to the database. The students log in through Databases A - Z, "D". 

TechConnect (was 3C Media Solutions) is fully integrated with Canvas and found on the Canvas toolbar. Use embed codes to enable viewing within a Canvas page.

Embed your instructional video

  1. Go to 3C Media Solutions
  2. Search for your instructional videos in TechConnect / 3C Media Solutions within Canvas via their icon. Look for the icon in the top navigation bar. 3CMedia Canvas Icon
  3. Click on the Embed button to add your selected video.
  4. Add instructions for your students to the page (i.e. "Click on the play button to watch the film.")

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