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Streaming - The Inside Scoop

In addition to the LRC's physical collections, we work with faculty to provide digital streaming on Canvas course sites. Film can complement the strengths of a textbook by bringing authentic exposure to language and culture to your students.

There are a multitude of streaming resources available to faculty, and the LRC is committed to assisting you in using full-length films and clips, with attention to the subtitle preference that best fits your course objectives.

Troubleshooting / FAQ

If you or your students are having issues finding a film on your Canvas site, or if there are viewing issues, check this Streaming Troubleshooting Guide, or contact us at

Copyright and Fair Use

Copyright and Fair Use

The LRC works closely with the University Library Copyright Office to ensure our processes are in line with copyright law.

The situation for each film is unique:

  • some films can be licensed (and up on Canvas all term)
  • some can be streamed under fair use (for a more limited period of time)

We use the Fair Use Evaluator to assist in making determinations about fair use.

Additional information about copyright and video can be found on the Library's Copyright and Using Video research guide.