Films on Demand (FOD) has two methods to connect to its videos in Canvas:
I. Method #1: Using the LTI ("app") built into the Text Editor to embed a video with a player into a page.
II. Method #2: Searching the FOD database directly and copying and pasting the persistent link URL or embed code.
Method #1: Follow these steps to use the Films on Demand LTI to embed a FOD video within player in Canvas:
Canvas provides LTI (Learning Tool Interoperability) for Films on Demand in your editing mode. This means there is a built-in app in the Text Editor that allows you to search and embed a FOD video (with a player) without ever leaving Canvas AND once you've embedded the video this way, students don't have to enter another login credential for FOD. The video should play immediately.
Click on the plug icon in the Text Editor to see a drop-down of LTI options (Apps), one of which is FOD. Then search for a film. This bypasses the proxy server and allows for immediate viewing. Searching capabilities may vary with browser.
Method #2: Follow these steps to create persistent links to materials in the Films on Demand database:
More details on using Films on Demand here: FOD Quick Start Guide
Then go to your Canvas shell:
Example Persistent Link and Screenshot: