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Clay Library: Streaming Services

Middle School and Upper School Library at FCDS

FCDS Policy

Please review the Copyright video at 

I am aware that there are four prongs to fair use and just because it is used for education does not alone justify fair use.
Purpose (educational and transformative)
Nature (creative vs. factual)
Amount of the Work
Effect on Market (are you bypassing paying for legally acquired materials)

The materials I want to use are specifically for students in my course and will only be used within our LMS system.

The materials are directly related and of material assistance to my teaching content. Fair use does not cover clubs or enrichment activities.

I will model my academic integrity by attributing, citing, or posting a copyright notice for all materials that I use.

The materials (including video) are of the proper type and amount that fair use authorizes.

The materials are not among those the law specifically excludes from its coverage or violates individual EULA or Terms of Service agreements (such as Netflix, Hulu, Teachers Pay Teachers, etc.).

I am aware that digitizing content that specifically states it can not or should not be digitized may violate any fair use argument even in educational settings.

I am aware that digitizing consumable materials (from workbooks for example) is illegal even in educational settings unless expressed written permission is obtained from the publisher.

If there is a legal, digitized way to obtain the content (video, picture, work, etc.) I will pursue avenues to legally obtain a copy of the item.

I will actively seek out guidance from the Teaching and Learning Team if there is a question on whether posting, linking, digitizing print materials (photos, written work, etc.) or showing a video is in question.



FCDS Direct Portal Link for Teacher Search:

Directions for Assigning and Requesting Movies:  


1. What titles are available from Digital Campus?

"Swank Motion Pictures is the nontheatrical distributor for the majority of the major Hollywood studios as well as many independent, foreign, art house, and documentary offerings. We currently hold thousands of titles in our library." Search available titles through our FCDS portal.  Teachers should login with the credentials sent through email. 

2. How do I get access to movie titles that aren't on the list of currently available films?

You can search Swank's website to see what titles they offer. If you see a title there you would like us to consider adding to our collection, please choose Request next to the film title.  It takes 24-48 hours for a request to go through.

3. Is closed captioning available?

Yes, closed captioning is available for most films.

4. Can I use one of the currently activated films in the Digital Campus portal if I did not request it?

Yes, faculty can use any currently activated film in their class.

5. How do students access the films?

You will provide them with the direct link to the film (available after the film has been licensed) in either OnCampus or Google Classroom. Students will need to use the student username and password available in OnCampus - Groups - Library. 

6. Will students need any special software to view the film?

No, if using Chrome browser.  If using IE, Firefox, or Safari, you will need to download Google's Widevine Video Optimizer plugin which should automatically try to install.

7. Can I watch films on my mobile device?

Yes, there is a Swank app for Apple and Android devices.

8. Can I use a Swank film in a campus wide screening? 

No. Films may be shown in class or assigned to enrolled students to view outside of class. The films do not have public performance rights. If you are interested in a campus wide screening of a film carried by Swank/Movie Licensing, please contact the library for further details.  Average cost for public performance rights is about $300 per screening.

DE Experience


Discovery Education Experience is a simple-to-use K-12 learning platform that combines dynamic curated curriculum resources with on-demand teaching strategies, personalized for your needs as an educator. This collection of real-world educational content brings excitement and relevancy to the topics you teach, so all students have opportunities to unlock their true potential.

Classroom Video on Demand (CVoD)

Direct URL:

CVoD  is a state-of-the-art streaming video platform that makes it possible to incorporate outstanding educational programs from Facts On File and Films Media Group into your classroom instruction.

How to add to Google Classroom