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The Library has acquired different online resources to support teaching and learning.  You may include them in your Canvas course pages for students’ direct online access.  Instead of copy and paste of their relevant web links, some online databases allow users to directly embed particular video clips to Canvas through LTI (Learning Tools Interoperability) integration.  This Library Guide will tell you how to embed and which databases allow such integration.

Embedding Video Resources in Canvas

In the Canvas Rich Content Editor, you can find LTI Applications set up for the following e-Resources of online videos:

  • Alexander Street Videos
  • Films on Demand

Click the icon V "More external tools" to find out what LTI applications are available for use:


Video Resources from Films on Demand

Once you select "Film on Demand", you can search for content within and select the video you want to embed: for example: Monet: the Impressionist, with Tim Marlow, click the "Embed" button, and you will be asked to select the size of video to be embedded.
Once you have decided on the size, the video will be embedded and you can choose "Save & Publish" or "Save"

Online Videos from Alexander Street Press Databases

Same as "Films on Demand", you can select "Embed Alexander Street content" form the pull own menu, For a list of "My Institution's Content", please see My Collections in Alexander Street Press Databases.

Search for "monet water lily", you can select videos from the search results for embedding, for example: Sister Wendy's Story of Painting


Select size of video to be embedded, click "Save".


Viewing of Video Resources in Canvas

Students can play the video anywhere after they log into Canvas.


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