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Streaming Video

A guide to the educational streaming video service for the NMSU-Las Cruces campus

Streaming Video Resources

NMSU Las Cruces campus subscribes to two major distributors of educational streaming video in response to the instructional needs of University programs.  The focus is on supporting in-class teaching method and course content.

Kanopy is a solution to providing educational institutions with online access to more than 30,000+ films from many of the leading producers, including the Criterion Collection, PBS, Kino Lorber, New Day Films, The Great Courses, California Newsreel, and hundreds more. Kanopy’s streaming interface makes it easy to watch, share, discuss and engage with films across campus. It is easy for both faculty and students to embed Kanopy in their coursework through Canvas.  With Kanopy, you can share films, create clips, or teaching playlists. ,

Academic Video Online is the most comprehensive video subscription available to libraries. It delivers over 70,000 titles spanning the widest range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more. More than 18,000* titles are exclusive to Alexander Street, all with a predictable annual cost.

Curated for the educational experience, the massive depth of content and breadth of content-types (such as documentaries, films, demonstrations, etc.) in Academic Video Online makes it a useful resource for all types of patrons, giving libraries a high return on investment.

Benefits of Streaming Video

There are many benefits for universities to utilize streaming video.

  • Simple integration into Canvas and other instructional management systems. 
  • Closed captioning to provide access to all learners, including hearing impaired individuals
  • Right to stream video with copyright clearance 

Although the American Disabilites Act does not specifically address streaming video, there have been lawsuits involving major universities concerning the lack of closed captioning to provide equal access to all learners.

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