Answered By: Claire Ehrlich
Last Updated: Feb 28, 2022     Views: 12

The process for accessing the collection of videos which were digitized from VHS or DVD (commonly called Ensemble videos after the software used to store them):

  1. Faculty member contacts Bobby Rogan in Information Technology. Tell Bobby which videos you need access to. Bobby will give you login credentials for Ensemble. 
  2. Once you have a login, you can access the collection directly from this website. 
  3. You can also embed an Ensemble video into your Blackboard course via an LTI (Note: this feature is not available in courses which have been converted to Ultra):
    1. Navigate to the place in your course where you wish to embed the video.
    2. Select Build Content. 
    3. In the menu, under Mashups, select Ensemble 2020
    4. Log in with the credentials provided by IT.
    5. Select the video you wish to embed. 
  4. Questions about Ensemble? Ask Bobby Rogan or contact the IT help desk
  5. The MVCC Libraries provide access to other streaming video platforms you may wish to consider:
  • Kanopy: One of the largest academic streaming video collections in the market, containing tens of thousands of educational titles, and also U.S. and international feature films. New titles are added continuously. Subjects cover all academic disciplines and include technical training videos. 
  • Films on Demand (FOD): Web-based digital video delivery service that allows you to view streaming videos from Films Media Group. Choose from thousands of high-quality educational titles in dozens of subject areas.
  • Academic Video Online (AVON): A multidisciplinary collection of many thousands of videos spanning a wide range of subject areas such as anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more. Academic Video Online (AVON) resides on the Alexander Street video platform and is made up of stand alone videos as well as many complete video collections or portions of collections from Alexander Street.

Questions about one of these databases? Ask a librarian!