One of the University of Maine at Augusta’s newest resources is a streaming video database called Films on Demand:
You may be wondering:
Q: What is it?
A: Films on Demand is a streaming video database with educational video content from a variety of respected sources, including selected content from PBS, the BBC, National Geographic, Ken Burns, Films for the Humanities & Sciences, and others. Access this resource to watch videos on campus, in the classroom, or from home.
Q: What’s in it?
A: Films on Demand has videos covering many of the topics taught at the University of Maine at Augusta; ranging from Art & Architecture to Education, Health & Medicine to Archival Films & Newsreels. See the screenshot below for a list of subject areas you may browse in Films on Demand:
Q: How do I use it?
A: Just visit Films on Demand and, if you’re off-campus, log in using your lastname and library barcode. On-campus users should have direct access; no need to log in!
Browse the list of subject areas, or use the search box to locate films by Segment with a specific director or interviewer (e.g. Bill Moyers, Ken Burns). You can change the search to filter by Title, or you can use the Advanced Search feature to limit results to other factors such as films with Closed-captioning, or films from a specific date range.
Q: What else?
A: Another reason we are happy to have Films on Demand is that many of the films offer Interactive Transcripts–improving accessibility for these resources. Click for more information about using the Interactive Transcripts feature in Films on Demand: Interactive transcripts Help (PDF)
In addition, Faculty members will be happy to hear that videos contained in Films on Demand may be embedded into Blackboard courses. Please contact Glenn LeBlanc, Senior Instructional Designer, firstname.lastname@example.org for help embedding videos in your Blackboard course.
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