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Linking to Library Resources: Audio & Video

Instructors, do you want to use library materials in your courses? Here's how!

 

For more info, see our Library Guide, Streaming Video: Tips for Instructors

Link to a Video from OneSearch

From the results list, click the title to display the full record for the video you want.

  • Go to the "Send To" section (at the top of the full record page).
  • Click the Permalink icon.
    Screenshot with Permalink icon and URL highlighted
  • Copy the URL provided and paste it into your Web page.
  • You do not need to add anything!

For most video platforms...

  1. Display the main page for the video you want.
  2. Copy the URL displayed in your browser's location or address box and paste it into your Web page.
  3. Add the library's proxy prefix to the front of the URL: http://libproxy.lib.csusb.edu/login?url=

A correctly formed URL will look something like this:

http://libproxy.lib.csusb.edu/login?url=https://video.alexanderstreet.com/watch/the-talk-race-in-america.

If you are working from home and are not on the VPN, you may find that your browser displays a URL in this form:

https://video-alexanderstreet-com.libproxy.lib.csusb.edu/watch/the-talk-race-in-america

That will work too; the URL still contains the proxy information.

Example: The Talk: Race in America

In general, don't try to embed videos in Blackboard! Link out to the video as described above (in Blackboard, that's Build Content > Create > Web Link).

Link to a Kanopy Video

  1. Display the main page for the video you want.
  2. Copy the URL displayed in your browser's location or address box and paste it into your Web page.
  3. Add the library's proxy prefix to the front of the URL: http://libproxy.lib.csusb.edu/login?url=

A correctly formed URL will look something like this:

http://libproxy.lib.csusb.edu/login?url=http://csusb.kanopystreaming.com/node/81278

Example: Latinos Beyond Reel

Link to an Alexander St. Press Video (AVON: Academic Video Online)

  1. Display the main page for the video you want.
  2. Click the Share tab.
    AVON tabs with "Share" tab highlighted
  3. Choose Copy Permalink from the bottom of the screen.
    "Copy Permalink" button with URL to the left of it
  4. Paste the URL into your Web page. 
  5. Add the library's proxy prefix to the front of the URL: http://libproxy.lib.csusb.edu/login?url=

A correctly formed URL will look something like this:

http://libproxy.lib.csusb.edu/login?url=https://video.alexanderstreet.com/embed/cyrano-de-bergerac-2 

If the URL you copied already had the proxy information included, that works too, and you don't need to add anything. Example:

https://video-alexanderstreet-com.libproxy.lib.csusb.edu/watch/cyrano-de-bergerac-2

Example: ​ Cyrano de Bergerac

NOTE: Embedding for AVON videos is available for Blackboard.

  1. From the Blackboard “Build Content” menu, choose Academic Video Online.
  2. You will see an AVON search screen. Look for the video you want.
  3. When you find the desired video, choose either one of the “Embed” options below the title.
  4. You will see a confirmation window, which should say "Success!"
  5. Return to your course content list. The video will not appear embedded, but when you click on the link, the video will load within Blackboard, ready to play.

Or, link out to the video as described above (in Blackboard, that's Build Content > Create > Web Link) .

Link to Docuseek2 videos

  1. Display the main page for the video you want.
  2. Click the </> Embed link.
  3. Look for Permanent Link and copy the URL given.
    Permanent Link option with URL highlighted.
  4. Paste the URL into your Web page. 
  5. This URL will include the library's proxy information, so you don't need to add anything.

A correctly formed URL will look something like this:

http://libproxy.lib.csusb.edu/login?url=http://docuseek2.com/v/a/rLn3/1/0/0OK

Example: Abandoned: The Betrayal of America's Immigrants

PLEASE NOTE: Embedding and LTI are not available for Docuseek2 at this time.

Linking to streaming audio: Classical Music Libray

Classical Music Library

  1. Display the main page for the piece you want.
  2. Click the "Embed/Link" icon.
    Classical Music Library screen with "embed/link" icon highlighted.
  3. Copy the Permanent Link and paste it URL into your Web page.
  4. Add the library's proxy prefix to the front of the URL: http://libproxy.lib.csusb.edu/login?url=

A correctly formed URL will look something like this:

http://libproxy.lib.csusb.edu/login?url=https://search.alexanderstreet.com/view/work/bibliographic_entity%7Crecorded_cd%7C3155079?account_id=10359&usage_group_id=106163

ExampleMozart Symphony No. 40, Movement 1 (molto allegro)

For more helpful tips, see our Library Guide on Classical Music Library.