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Videos: Academic Video Online: Premium

Information on streaming videos and DVDs available to the Vol State community..

About Academic Video Online

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Academic Video Online: Premium is a subscription database from Alexander Street, a ProQuest Company. This multidisciplinary streaming video collection has over 66,500 titles with full-length videos from Sony Pictures Classics, CBS, Bloomberg, PBS, Filmakers Library, WGBH, A&E, HBO, and 1,300 other publishers.

Who can use Academic Video Online?

This database of streaming videos is available on-campus and off-campus to current Vol State students, faculty, and staff

Create a user account

A User Account allows you to create playlists and save clips from thousands of videos.

This personal account option is available to all current Vol State students, faculty, and staff. Your account remains valid until you leave Vol State or Thigpen Library cancels its subscription to this database.

Select the User Profile icon at the top of any page on the site to go to the User Account page to create / login to your account. Your Username and the associated email address must be unique within the system.

Forgot your password? Click the “Request new password” link on the User account page.

Link / Embed a Video

Channel Links

Channels are collections of videos based on producers or topics. There are three share options:

  • LTI Launch URL
  • Permalink
  • Embed code

The LTI Launch URL is for use within D2L. The Permalink and Embed code have the library proxy attached so you can  access the library's subscription with the link when off-campus.

Video Links

Individual videos can be embedded in D2L. As of September 2019 the LTI links from the share menu only retrieved a "sample" video from within eLearn when viewed from off-campus.

The best option for eLearn is to add videos with the "Add Existing Activities" option.

  1. Select Alexander Street from the Add Existing Activities menu.
  2. Search for the video you want 
  3. When you find the video click "Return linK" and it is added to course content.

Video accessibility

The streaming videos in Academic Video Online: Premium meet accessibility standards.

Videos are closed-captioned.

Synchronized transcripts accompany the video and the spoken text is highlighted as the video plays. There is no print option for a transcript.

Public Performance Rights

In the Resource Center for Alexander Street it states that "All films purchased from Alexander Street, whether streaming or DVD, include limited public performance rights, which includes permission for classroom showings, as well as public screenings, as long as no admission is being charged."

Check the link Alexander Street - Public Performance Rights for updates to this policy.

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