Streaming Video for Your Courses: Films on Demand

Last spring we ran a trial for the Films on Demand database, which features over 12,000 academic videos spanning the arts, sciences, and humanities. The response was overwhelmingly positive and we are pleased to say that we’ve added a subscription to this great resource.

We’ve seen the use of video content in courses rise steadily here at Bethel, but there have been numerous barriers — cost, availability, copyright issues for online use in our growing numbers of online and hybrid courses. With Films on Demand, you can find lots of educational films for your courses, with maximum flexibility. Use them in their entirety, or use the segment clips provided, each with its own web address or URL. Use them in your classroom, or post them to your Moodle course. Another bonus is that a high percentage of these films have interactive transcripts and closed captioning for those with visual, hearing or learning disabilities.

Find the database linked on our new website from either the General Studies & Multidisciplinary category for databases or in the alphabetical list. You can also find the individual titles with direct links in our online library catalog. If you have any questions, we’d love to help!

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