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Database Help & Tutorials

Help and tutorials for specific library databases.

For Faculty

Films On Demand [FOD] is a web-based digital video delivery service that allows you to view streaming videos from Films Media Group anytime, anywhere, 24/7! Films On Demand can deliver high-quality digital video ideal for students and faculty through online catalogs, distance learning courses and learning management systems.

Films on Demand - Student Help

Films on Demand Collection - database

Screen recording for adding a FOD video link in Blackboard

Learning Management System Tips/ Blackboard

Off-Campus Access Instruction
When you include this link in a handout or on your syllabus, remind the students that if they access the link from off-campus, they will come to a remote authentication screen. Here, they can use their NDUS log in.

Films on Demand in Blackboard

  1. In FoD, select the video you want to link to in Blackboard. 
  2. Under the video description select and copy the URL under Record URL (it is under the video when you scroll down).
  3. In Blackboard, select the area where you want the URL to be posted and click the dropdown arrow beside Build Content and under Create select Weblink

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Note: In the Web Link Options section of the video you can choose to have the video open in a new window or not.

Screen recording for adding a FOD video link in Blackboard

 

Technical Issues

Here are some technical pointers for using Films On Demand:

  1. Use your NDUS Login to access Films on Demand if you are off-campus. 

  2. When sharing a video use the permalink under the video description. Select and copy the URL under Record URL. (DON'T use the url link in your web browser's address bar).

  3. To access a video on campus, click on the link. Or copy and paste the Record URL in your web browser's address bar. If you are on-campus at the time, you should come directly to the page with the video. As always contact us if you have any issues accessing FOD videos.

  4. To access a video off-campus, you will be brought to a screen with a "Off Campus VCSU Library User Login" banner. Use your NDUS username and password to log in. Once you do so, you will come to the page with the video. As always contact us if you have any issues accessing FOD videos.

  5. You will only need to be authenticated once per session with your NDUS login.

  6. Troubleshooting Video Playback Problems
  7. Remember, if you have trouble accessing databases contact us at library@vcsu.edu or call 701-845-7276 or Chat