Streaming a film for class

Our video system delivers VHS and DVD video as streamed broadcasts over our network. Students can view video at their convenience on any computer connected to our network.

 General guidelines:

  • The video is accessed through Sakai.
  • A campus library must own a copy of the video. Contact the main library (x5451) if a copy needs to be ordered.
  • Requests must be submitted at least two weeks in advance of the broadcast date. Large volume requests may require longer lead time for processing.
  • Contact the IT HelpDesk with questions or video playback issues.


Step 1: Use Sakai

Publish your Sakai course.

Step 2: Search the library for your film

Use the library Web page to find the film's title and call number. If the film is not available, contact the library to request a copy be purchased. For LRC and Music library holdings, contact the appropriate director. If the video exists on both VHS and DVD, request the DVD for better picture and sound. Call numbers with 'IMV' are typically VHS and numbers with 'IMD' are typically DVD.

Step 3: Submit form requesting film be streamed

Submit the Video on Demand Broadcast Request form. Information Technology staff will place a 'Films' folder with links to the film(s) in the 'Resources' section of your Sakai site.

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 require public and private educational institutions to provide equal access to all students and staff with special needs. If equal access cannot be provided via this manner of delivery, the physical media must be made available to the Office of Academic Services for Students with Special Needs. 

Instructions for Accessing Streamed Content via Sakai

Please refer to Accessing streamed films for class for access information and troubleshooting steps.