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Faculty Guide to Streaming Video: Home

Answers to common faculty questions about streaming video for online and tech enhanced courses.

Streaming Video Databases

Personal Streaming Subscriptions

Personal subscription services such as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime are restricted to personal and non-commercial use only.  Your user agreement usually overrides face-to-face teaching exemptions.

Netflix does allow educational screenings for some of their original documentary content.  See their help center for details (

How Do I Access Streaming Video For My Online Course?

The Rosenberg Library provides access to streaming videos via digital site licenses and online subscription database collections.  

Faculty may submit requests for digital streaming video to be used for online or tech enhanced classes.  Please complete the online Faculty Streaming Media Request form to submit your streaming video request. 

For best results, please email Michele McKenzie a list of the titles you wish to use in an online course 1-2 months before the start of the semester.

How do I find media for my class?

All media owned or licensed by the library is cataloged and fully searchable in OneSearch under the “Books & Media” tab.





by Course by Instructor by Title


Search Tips:

Type film title within quotation marks. 

Limit search results to "video recordings" for physical media or "online resources" for streaming video.

Browse lists of films licensed by CCSF by typing keyword kanopy or swank.


Please email Michele McKenzie if you have questions about streaming videos for courses.

Media Center classified staff and student workers are also available to help with most questions during open hours.

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