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Streaming Video for Online Courses: Films on Demand

Answers to common faculty questions about streaming video for online courses.

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What is Films on Demand?

Films on Demand is an online library of streaming videos, covering a wide range of topics.

CCSF's subscription includes the general academic and nursing collections.  There are approximately 15,000 films.

You can access Films on Demand from the library website's Articles and Databases page.

Questions? Contact the library.

Embedding Films on Demand Videos in Canvas

Films on Demand

There are a few ways to search for videos from FOD site:

1. Search by keyword: In the search box, type your search terms.



social psychology

2. Browse: Click on "Collections." Then click on Psychology.



If viewing this guide from off-campus, you will see a login screen instead of video above. In order to access video, see how to create an account below.

Creating FOD Accounts

Navigate to Films on Demand. Once logged in with RAM ID (if off-campus), students, faculty and staff have the option of creating a personal user account.  What are the benefits of doing this?

  • Allows tagging and saving favorites for easy recall
  • Allows curation of lists of films and segments, that can be shared with other users
  • Gives control of user settings including playback rate and automatic startup of close captioning

To create an account, simply locate the "create account" screen in the upper right corner of the screen.  

Streaming from Home

An active RAM ID (student ID number) and RAM ID password is required for off-campus access to Films on Demand and Kanopy. When accessing these resources from off-campus, users will be prompted to log in with RAM ID, then will be able to view resources as if they are on-campus.


Please email Michele McKenzie if you have questions about streaming videos for courses.

Library & Learning Resources, City College of San Francisco
50 Phelan Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112 (415) 452-5541