Streaming Video and Audio Collections

The Library currently provides access to thousands of streaming videos through the following collections:

  • Digital Campus (Swank)
  • Films on Demand
  • Kanopy
  • NC LIVE Video Collection (PBS)
  • Ice Videos
  • Music Online: Listening

These films can be embedded in Blackboard for student access or streamed live in class, and the vast majority of the films have closed captioning, transcripts, and are already broken up into short segments.

For faculty instructions on utilizing streaming video and audio resources visit our staff page


Please contact Lisa Shores (, 704-216-3693).

Digital Campus (Swank)

Swank Digital Campus films are now available in a database that can be accessed by any student or faculty member with no mediation from library staff. We currently have access to over 150 titles in our database. We do have the ability to request a limited number of titles that are not part of our permanent collection. Please contact Lisa Shores to request a title be added to our collection.

Students should use their BlackBoard credentials to log into this or any other library resource remotely.

Having Trouble Viewing a Film?

  • Make sure you are using the correct log-in credentials. Students should use their BlackBoard log-in.
  • The URL or embed code should have our proxy prefix. If it doesn’t, please add the code below to the front of the streaming URL or embed code or consult the list in the next column to get the streaming URL, including the EZProxy prefix. For example, “”. If you are still having issues, please contact library staff.
Films on Demand
Films on Demand provides access to thousands of quality films that can be embedded into BlackBoard for seamless access by students both on campus and remotely. The Library provides titles in a variety of fields, including Humanities, Social Sciences, Nursing, Career & Technical.


Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video service for educational institutions that provides 12 million students and faculty with access to more than 26,000 films each year.

Subject Collections

Search Tips

  • To look for an exact title or phrase, put your search in quotation marks (e.g. “Killing Us Softy”).
  • Include AND between search terms to view results that must contain both words (not just either word).
  • Having searched for key words, use the filters of the search results page to narrow your search (by category, producer, year of production, etc.).
The NCLive Video Collection (or PBS Video) is a collection of over 500 streaming documentaries and educational programs produced by the Public Broadcasting Corporation. The collections include Ken Burns documentaries, Masterpiece Theater, Scientific American, American Experience, and many more. The videos can be viewed on any device with an Internet connection that is capable of running Flash Player.

PBS Collections

NCLive provides access to a wide variety of PBS videos, available for streaming, including:

ICE Videos
ICE Video LibraryICE Learning Center logo provides 185+ short video clips, easy to search and select, illustrating a wide range of diagnoses and treatment settings. Innovative streaming video collections, of real patients and therapists, created to inspire clinical excellence for faculty, students and clinicians in occupational therapy and physical therapy programs.
Music Online
Music Online: ListeningMan adjusting sound board provides coverage in breadth and depth across all the key musical genres: Classical: All major genres and time periods from medieval to contemporary, from choral works to symphonies, operas, and the avant-garde; Jazz: All major genres including vocal jazz, bebop, acid jazz, big band, modern jazz, and more; World: Music from 169 countries and more than 1,000 cultural groups; American: Country, folk, jazz, bluegrass, Western, old time, American Indian, blues, gospel, R&B, and shape note singing; Popular: Wide range of popular music from around the world that is not available in our genre-specific collections.