Streaming Media for Classroom Use

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The pandemic has caused a reliance on remote learning and teaching, including the use of streaming film in the classroom. The library currently has a subscription to Kanopy, a film streaming service that instructors can use in their classes. Kanopy allows students and faculty to view films through their browser. Those using Kanopy will need to login using their CUNYFirst credentials. Under Fair Use, films can be streamed in remote classroom settings for a shared film experience.

Unfortunately, the current Kanopy collection is limited but the library expects to add new films to the service soon. Requested films are strictly for those required for courses. Requests from faculty can be made directly through Kanopy or by contacting Prof. Junior Tidal.

The City Tech community can see what films are available by visiting the Kanopy research guide. This guide indicates when these films are removed from the collection.

In additional to Kanopy, there are other resources available for streaming media. The video website Vimeo has a collection of films available through the public domain. The current Netflix license restricts personal Netflix accounts to be used screen films for classes. However, the streaming platform has a number of films intended for educational use. The Netflix YouTube channel also contains a playlist of selected films for educational use.

For questions about films or streaming media contact Prof. Junior Tidal.

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