Streaming video for educational (classroom or otherwise!) has finally come to Tulane! Brought to you, of course, by Howard-Tilton Memorial Library and the Music & Media Center.
To tell the truth, Howie-T has been providing access for some time now to such excellent streaming film databases like
- American History in Video,
- Dance in Video,
- Ethnographic Video Online,
- Naxos Video Library (music),
- Opera in Video (more music!),
- and Theatre in Video.
Now to that list you can add
Yes, Kanopy Streaming Video is the latest greatest database Howie-T is bringing to a computer, or phone, or tablet, near you. Through Kanopy Streaming Video you have access to all 145 documentary films distributed by the Media Education Foundation. You can now watch documentary favorites like Killing Us Softly 4, Tough Guise, The Stuart Hall Project, White Like Me, and Consuming Kids (just to name a few) anywhere you have an internet connection.
What you can do with Kanopy Streaming Video:
Faculty, you can easily embed films found in Kanopy into Blackboard. Simply find the film(s) you want in Kanopy, click embed and then copy and paste the url into Blackboard:
Now your students can’t claim that the Music & Media Center closed before they could get in to watch that required viewing film!
Students and faculty alike can read a synopsis, view the transcript, skip to different moments in the film by clicking on text in the transcription, create clips, create playlists (pretty handy for teaching and clubs!), and even post reviews.
How you can access Kanopy Streaming Video:
As always start at http://library.tulane.edu. Make sure you’re searching for Databases, and run a search for Kanopy Streaming Video. Click the link to get in (if you’re off campus you’ll be prompted for your Tulane username and password first).
What do you do if the film you’re looking for isn’t in Kanopy?
Check the library’s catalog to see if we have the film in DVD format (we have over 23,000 of them in the Music& Media Center so surely we have something you’d be interested in) or streaming through one of our other databases listed above.
And now for some eye candy…