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Film and Audio Resources @ Tulane University Libraries

Discover and explore the streaming and physical film and audio collections available at Tulane. Find additional reosurces for faculty support and campus screenings.

Avoid Disappearing Content

Most streaming video content is licensed with 1 or 3 year access licenses. To ensure uninterrupted access to required course viewing, we strongly recommend faculty use Media Reserves. Any film licenses scheduled to expire that have been identified on a Media Reserves request form will be flagged for renewal, otherwise the license will be allowed to lapse.

You can also find license expiration dates on your own by searching for a film in Library Search and looking for the License Expiration note in the View Online section.

Effectively Integrate Film in the Classroom

Text with a green swirl across the bottom righthand corner. Text reads: Incorporating Film into Your Course

In Fall 2022, Media Services and CELT presented a brown bag discussion about effectively incorporating film in the classroom to improve student engagement. The conversation covered:

  • Common practices for successful lesson plan designing
  • Real-world examples from faculty Media Services has worked with and those in the room
  • Review of resources and services to support use of film in the classroom

View and download the slides

Find More Ideas with these Resources:


Agozino, Biko. Essays on Education and Popular Culture: Massliteracy. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2019.
P96.M4 A46 2019

Girioux, Henry. “Breaking into the Movies: Film as Cultural Politics” in America on the Edge: Henry Giroux on Politics, Culture, and Education. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
LC196.5 .U6 G563 2006

Glover, Robert W. and Daniel Tagliarina. Teaching Politics Beyond the Book: Film, Texts, and New Media in the Classroom. New York: Bloomsbury, 2013.
JA86 .T42 2013

Hay, Iain. “Moving Pictures: From Ethnographic to Autoethnographic Documentary in the Internationalization of the Geography Curriculum.” Journal of Geography in Higher Education (2017) 41/4: 562-573.
DOI: 10.1080/03098265.2017.1337731

Websites (designed for parents but a helpful source for pedagogical design and creative inspiration) (focused on sexual violence) (great site)



Embed Streaming Content in Canvas

Embedding film as a discussion, assignment, or even as a quiz in Canvas is a positive way to ensure your students are able to find and view your assigned films. This 11 minute video demonstrates how to embed films from Academic Video Online, Kanopy, and Swank streaming collections.

Create Clips and Playlists

Each streaming video database is a little different but the core functionality is similar to the examples provided here. In all databases that have this level of functionality, you will need to make a personal account within the database after accessing it through the Library.


Kanopy, playlists & clips

Refer to Kanopy's help page for current step-by-step instructions on how to create clips and playlists.


Alexander Street Press, clips

This two minute video demonstrates how to create, name, and annotate clips of videos the library has licensed through Alexander Street Press's video platforms. It will also show how to create direct links for clips users have made in order to share their work with students or for students to share their film analysis assignments with their professor.


Alexander Street Press, playlists

This six minute video demonstrates how to log into personalized ASP accounts, multiple methods for creating playlists, and how to share playlists. Although this video was created using the old user interface, the principles and steps remain identical in the current user interface.


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