Frequently Asked Questions - Fall 2018 Changes for Streaming Video

What’s the new process?

  • Submit all Fall 2018 video requests with your other requested course materials as part of the UA BookStores’ textbook adoption process. If you couldn't make the March 17 deadline for submitting Fall 2018 adoptions, submit the requests as soon as possible.
  • We will work with the BookStores to review requests and verify information with you, if needed, well in advance of the fall semester.
  • Our first choice is always to license films in streaming format so that they are free to students. If that is not an option, we’ll find the next best solution, such as:
    • Informing students about individual online rental or purchase options.
    • Acquiring the physical format for screening in class.
    • Investigating whether we can legally encode the analog copy for streaming.

In some cases, we may suggest you consider other alternatives, given marketplace constraints.

Why are you changing the process?

In order to comply with the federal Higher Education Opportunity Act, all course materials must go through the UA BookStores’ textbook adoption process (even if the library already has the ebook or the streaming video, or if the text is an OER/open textbook).

How do I submit video requests through the UA BookStores' textbook adoption form?

Go to the textbook adoption page and select your campus. Under Submit Your Adoptions, select the Guided Adoption link. Complete the form and select Next Step. Then select Add Unlisted/Custom Book or Video Stream. Fill out the form (note required fields). You can request multiple videos using the +ADD BOOK OR VIDEO icon. When finished, select Next Step. On the following screen, you can add notes about the requested video. Please provide details that will help us find the video. If subtitles are needed, note that and include the language needed. If we're unable to provide free access to the video for students, but you don't want students to be required to buy access themselves (i.e., you plan to show a DVD in class instead), note that here too.

Can I use videos previously streamed through Panopto?

Changes in the commercial marketplace mean that further use of this streaming content violates U.S. Copyright Law. For Fall 2018 and later classes, we recommend you delete any videos you currently have saved in Panopto and request them through the UA BookStores’ textbook adoption process.

How can I find out what film titles the library already has in streaming format?

Search Summon to find thousands of titles we already provide access to in streaming format or browse our streaming video databases.

What if I want to use a DVD, Blu-ray, or VHS?

All computers in centrally scheduled classrooms have DVD readers. If you need either Blu-ray or VHS, request that through Classroom Technology Services (621-3852). If you're teaching in a department- or college-controlled room, please check with the supporting college IT department to understand what your options are for using a DVD or Blu-ray player.

What if I need streaming video for Summer 2018 classes?

Use the request a streaming video form on the library website. This is only for Summer 2018 classes.

What if I still have questions?

Contact your librarian.