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Streaming Videos: FAQ

Streaming Videos - Frequently Asked Questions

How do I connect to the video collections?

Visit our streaming video page. It provides links to all of the video collections that are currently available from the Library.


Can I access these videos from off-campus?

Yes. However, off-campus users must login using valid NetID credentials. To connect, visit our streaming video page (or use another link on the library site) and you will be prompted to login. This is the same login used for MyCCAC, Blackboard, and other CCAC services.


How can I find videos for my subject/discipline?

Since some of these collections are quite large, the Library has provided links to specific sub-collections on our subject guides. Visit one of our subject guides and look for this streaming videos image:
Streaming video

If a sub-collection of videos for your discipline is available, you will find a link to it here.



Can I use the embed or share features listed next to the videos to add a video to Blackboard?

Yes! The embed feature can be used so that a video will display within Blackboard. Students and faculty who access Blackboard from off-campus should login to Blackboard through the myCCAC portal to ensure video provider can identify the CCAC connection. Please contact a librarian if you have questions!


Can I play these videos in a public space?

All of the Alexander Street videos have public performance rights for free events for members of the CCAC community. Many of the Kanopy / Media Education Foundation titles can also be played for CCAC events, but contact us to confirm that your title has public performance rights.

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