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December 3, 2020

Video resources available to K-State instructors for classroom use

Submitted by Cailin Riley

Through K-State Libraries, instructors have access to thousands of videos with its streaming resources for classroom use or individual study.

While instructors and students can freely use their eID and password to log in and explore the collection of databases with video, two of our databases, Kanopy and Swank, require titles to be specifically requested. We do have limits on how many films we can access via Kanopy and Swank and suggest that instructors submit requests early or contact us when planning classes. Kanopy includes films from BBC, Criterion Collection, documentaries and classic films. Swank is the primary provider of popular films.

Please keep in mind that K-State Libraries' contract with Swank requires that film viewings be limited to individual study or in a classroom context. Instructors also are not permitted to publicize film viewings outside of a direct email to an enrolled class.

The K-State Libraries subscriptions to Kanopy and Swank can be accessed from the databases list. Requests can take a few days to a few weeks to be processed, but once the instructor has obtained permission, it will be available to all K-Staters. To learn more about our video streaming resources, please visit the teaching and learning research guide.

If you have questions about using these or other K-State Libraries' resources, you can reach out to your librarian for help.