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Faculty Guide to Streaming Video: Home

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

Closed Captioning

Closed captioning is available through the Distance Education Captioning and Transcription Grant (DECT).

Assistance with captioning for instructional use is available from the following sources:

Streaming in the Classroom

Personal subscription services such as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime prohibit screening via Zoom, in classrooms or for public performances. 

The Netflix US YouTube channel features a subset of Netflix Original educational documentaries available for instructional use.

How do I access streaming video for my online or tech-enhanced course?

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

Use the online Faculty Streaming Media Request form to submit a request for consideration.

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.

OneSearch "Books and Media" tab

Search Tips:

Type film title within quotation marks. 

Select Resource Type "Videos" or "Audio" to limit search results to physical and streaming media.

Browse lists of films licensed by CCSF by typing keywords kanopy or "swank digital campus".


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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