About video streaming

If you would like to show a film in your spring or summer class, whether it's one we already own or need to buy, we can investigate streaming options. This is a service for UA faculty and instructors. Request a streaming video

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Changes in how to request video streaming!

For Fall 2018 courses, submit streaming video requests with your textbook requests as part of UA BookStores’ textbook adoption process by the March 17 deadline. For more details, read the FAQs page.

How can I prepare for my course?

  1. Request a D2L Brightspace course page if you don't already have one (only the primary instructor listed in UAccess can submit D2L requests). 
  2. Request a streaming video. Requests are prioritized by the "date needed by" that is specified in the form.

Where can I access the streaming video?

Once your request is processed we will add the streaming video directly to your D2L Brightspace course page through the Panopto system (UA Tools > Panopto). Students can then access the videos from any device, on and off campus.

Can I reuse videos in future semesters?

No! Please submit a new request.

What can be streamed?

We can digitize and stream many items from the library's collection, including VHS and DVDs. We are happy to purchase titles we do not own if they are available. Some VHS copies may be difficult to digitize, but we'll purchase a DVD version if available.

Personal copies can be digitized and streamed in some cases depending on whether you own the copyright or have permission from the copyright holder (including works created by your students). You may want to contact our copyright librarian.

How do I use Panopto?

Learn more about using the Panopto viewer and computer requirements. The Adobe Flash Player plug-in is required (Silverlight may also be needed for videos added prior to Summer 2015). The 24/7 IT Support Center is available to help you install Flash or activate Silverlight.

Can I show just clips from a film?

Yes. Request the film and then use the editing tools within Panopto.  

Contact us

Technical questions about our video streaming service:
Contact us by email
By phone: (520) 621-6438

Questions about the new policy for fall 2018:
Contact your librarian
By phone: (520) 307-2771

Questions about video playback, Panopto or D2L Brightspace:
Contact 24/7 IT Support Center 
By phone: (520) 626-TECH