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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 screenings for face-to-face teaching or public performance.

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 or tech-enhanced course?

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

Faculty may submit requests for streaming video to be used for online or tech-enhanced courses.  

Submit requests for consideration by completing our online Faculty Streaming Media Request form

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. 

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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