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Streaming Media

BW subscribed film and documentary platforms and lists of open visual media.

Ritter resources for streaming visual media

Ritter Library subscribes to several streaming content databases. The most straightforward way to stream a video for a class and ensure that students have full access with no concern for copyright issues is to use content that BW provides. Subscribed content can be searched both in the individual databases and in the BW/OPAL catalog. Faculty can embed the streaming media into Blackboard or provide links to students to view. Content is available on or off campus.

On the next pages, subscribed content and free content are listed. 

Finally, subscription streaming services sometimes offer student discounts or short term rentals. The student discount page lists a few of those options.

Contact the library if you have a question about streaming media for a class.


Copyright considerations

Educators are governed by the Fair Use doctrine in the application of copyright law to any intellectual property. Please see Copyright Information under Services - Faculty (library homepage) for a more complete discussion or contact the library if you have a question about using a piece of visual media for a class. Faculty are guided by the TEACH Act and by the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) applying Copyright law to visual media.