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Are you looking to use video as a course material?

To stream UW Libraries owned media as class material, there are a few options:

  • The simplest option is to include links to the video's UW Libraries Search record in Canvas.
    • It is tricky to schedule a viewing in a synchronous online showing, as many digitally licensed films are encrypted as not to work over Zoom- we encourage professors to utilize Canvas links instead.
  • If you would like to have an in-person class showing, this is generally permitted when it comes to content we've licensed. 
    • Other content accessed via personal subscriptions (Netflix, Hulu, etc.) are subject to that platform's licensing restrictions, many of which prohibit classroom use.
  • For physical media in our collections such as DVDs, fill out a Media Material Request Form to place the item on Course Reserves.


If UW Libraries does not have the media you're looking to use, you can fill out a Purchase Request Form.

For more information on streaming video, see UW Seattle's Library Guide.