The library subscribes to several streaming video databases. All streaming videos are purchased or licensed content, limited to current authorized Drew students, faculty and staff. You may link to them in Moodle.
A note to faculty about stability: Some of our streaming services provide a changing selection of items. It is recommended that you check each semester whether the item you plan to use in class is still available. Items should be stable for the length of a semester.
See boxes on the right for additional information about Swank and Kanopy.
Drew's Swank database contains popular films which Drew has licensed for use by Drew authorized users. Public performance rights are NOT included in all Swank Films; however, films may be shown to a class.
The best way to search for films that are already available to Drew users is to go to Swank and browse the available films. You may also search for films by category, or in advanced search, by title, director, cast, release year, etc.
When you access Swank, a message may pop up on the screen asking if you are a student or instructor.
If faculty chooses "instructor", you will be asked to register. IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO REGISTER. You may click "no thanks" on the next screen to continue your search. You may choose to register, which enables to you to search the entire Swank database and request films directly from the screen. However, be advised that Swank does not provide a "forgot password" link for the future sign-ons.
You may also get to Swank through the Library's research resources page, then Resources by title, A-Z list, S for Swank.
When off-campus, you must be signed in to the Drew network in order to view films.
Swank Digital Campus contains many other films which may not be currently licensed by Drew. If a required film is not available in Drew's Swank database, a faculty member may request that the Library add it.
To search the entire Swank database for a film, go to Swank Digital Campus. Going to this link ensures that you are searching for films available to college campuses.
On this screen, search for the film by title:
If the film is available, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request that the film be added. PLEASE ALLOW AT LEAST 72 HOURS for the film to be added.
Adding a film to Moodle:
To share a link to Moodle, or send a film link through email:
3. Choose "Copy Direct Link" or "Copy LMS Link"
Kanopy makes available over 18,000 titles, mostly documentaries. All Kanopy films come with public performance rights. Access Kanopy through the Library's website, Research resources, Resources by Title A-Z.
If you are off-campus,YOU MUST BE SIGNED INTO THE DREW NETWORK TO VIEW FILMS. It is NOT necessary to create a Kanopy account in order to view films.
You may create a Kanopy account in order to manage your personal profile details, watchlist, recently watched films, comments, and more.
For additional information on using Kanopy, see the help information for viewers
Important note about Kanopy:
Our Kanopy subscription is on a "trigger" system. We have access to all Kanopy films. When a film is viewed for the fourth time, Drew automatically pays a licensing fee for a year. (Viewing a unique film for 30 seconds or more counts as a trigger.) Please help us conserve the Library's resources by keeping this in mind when reviewing films in the Kanopy database.
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