Alexander Street

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

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

Getting Started

Instructor Resources

Using Alexander Street with Your Canvas Course 

To embed content into a module:

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 the 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

Using Alexander Street with Your Canvas Course 

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.


The ISU Library maintains a subscription making the following Alexander Street video content free for the ISU University community. It would be best if you were signed in using the Accessing E-Resources guide to access:

No separate account is needed to use this resource.


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