Alexander Street

Alexander Street

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Introduction

This collection allows instructors to create clips and annotations for student viewing, to provide structure and guidance for class discussions and learning goals. Some example content:

  • American History in Video

    “The largest and richest collection of streaming video available for the study of American history, with 2000 hours and more than 5000 titles on completion.”

  • Filmakers Library Online

    “A huge streaming collection of more than 1000 award-winning documentaries in the social sciences, humanities, & sciences. This collection also allows instructors to create clips and annotations for student viewing, to provide structure and guidance for class discussions and learning goals.”

Features

  • Advanced search
  • Multilanguage interface
  • Video clip maker
  • High-quality video
  • JAWS Compatible
  • Citation Export

Getting Started

Instructor Resources

Adding Content to Canvas

To embed content into a module:

  1. Follow the steps in the Library’s guide for the Alexander Street video and audio collection.

To add a video to the rich content editor in any Canvas content:

  1. Use one of the links in the Introduction to visit the Alexander Street website and locate the video you want to use.
  2. Once you found your video, click Embed/Link option below the video’s sharing options.
  3. A new screen will pop-up. On that screen copy the text in the gray box under Embed code for …, then return to Canvas.
  4. Open and edit the assignment, page, discussion, or announcement where you want to place the video.
  5. Click the blue link at the top to switch to the HTML Editor.
  6. Locate where you want the video to be placed and paste the code.
  7. Click Save.

Syllabus Statement

Add the statement below to the required technologies section of your syllabus.

This course will use Alexander Street resources as part of the required learning materials. Visit the Alexander Street learning tool guide to view the terms of service, privacy policy, accessibility statement, and steps for getting started with Webex.

Student Resources

Accessing Content in Canvas

Alexander Street content can be found with other learning materials in your Canvas course. This includes being linked in modules, assignments, pages, discussions, quizzes, and announcements. Whenever you encounter an Alexander Street video, simply click the play button to begin streaming.

Online Documentation

Licensing

The ISU Library maintains a subscription making the following Alexander Street video content free for ISU faculty and staff to use:

No separate account is needed to use this resource.

Support