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How To Use Films On Demand: Your Films On Demand Account

Your Films On Demand Account

You will need to have Films On Demand account and be signed into it in order to add videos and video segments to Playlists or to your Favorites. The Films On Demand account is separate from the college login and password that you used to get into the database.

Click the My Films link at the top right of the page. Then fill in the information it asks for and click Login.

From now on, click My Films at the top right corner of the screen and enter your Films On Demand username and password as soon as you log in to the database. 

Why you have to log in twice.

Screenshot of the Films On Demand Homepage. Select the My Films link in the first section.

Your Playlists

In our experience, and judging from Films On Demand's VPAT, if you need to use a screenreader and want to add a video to Favorites or a Playlist, these functions are inadequately supported. Please use Ask A Librarian to contact Sarah Morehouse at the library ASAP and I will create you a Films On Demand account, create a playlist or favorites folder, and put whatever videos or segments you want into it. I know this is not a good solution, but it's what's possible right now. 

You need to be logged into your Films On Demand account to edit or create playlists.

Playlists are used to collect videos and video segments that you want to save for later or share with others. You can have multiple playlists.

Playlists are especially useful for faculty who want students to watch multiple videos or video segments. You can create a playlist for a course, or even for each module of a course. You could also create playlists on a certain topic. 

Screenshot of the Films On Demand Homepage. Select the My Films link in the first section.

To get to your playlists, first you have to be logged in. Then go to the top right and click the person icon and click My Films. 

Screenshot of the Films On Demand homepage once you have logged in. My films turns into an unlabeled icon for "person" or "user." When clicked, it pulls down a menu on which the items are your user name, then My Account Settings, My Profile, My Films, and Log Out. My Films is selected in this screenshot. In the My Films page you have access to all your playlists and favorites. To access your playlists:

  1. Go to the My Content heading and click the first link there, which is My Playlists.Screenshot of the Films On Demand My Films page. The top section has your user information. The Get the most out of My Films section has options for Create a playlist, Bookmark content, Create a folder, Create a Group, Save a search, Create a Custom Segment, Create an Assignment, and Join a Group. The My Content section has My Playlists, My Favorites, My Folders, My Saved Searches, and My Custom Segments. Below that is the My Tools section, which is cut off in the screenshot.
  1. Click on the name of the playlist to get to the playlist page. 
  2. Click the Share icon beneath the playlist title in order to get a playlist URL to share with others. 
    Screenshot of the Films On Demand My Playlists page. Like a search results page, it has a picture icon for each playlist, a title of the playlist that is a hyperlink to the playlist information page, and icons to preview, share, or delete the playlist. There is a Narrow Results menu that lets you select All Folders or individual folders.

Adding A Video To A Playlist

You can add a video or video segment to a playlist from your search results list by clicking the little plus sign icon next to the video.

Screenshot of a Films On Demand video information page. To add an item to a plalist, select Add To and a box appears. The box has two tabs, Add To Favorites, and Add to Playlist. Select Add to Playlist. The box will then have Add Item To Folder pull-down menus. The first one is a pull-down menu of existing folders, with an Add To Folder button. The second is a text field where you enter the name of a folder you want to create, and then you select the button New Folder. You can also add a video or video segment to a playlist by clicking on the title or segment that you want from your search results list, and then clicking the Add To Playlist button on underneath where the video plays.

Once you've clicked the Add To Playlist button, a dialog box pops up.

  1. Choose whether to add all segments or individual segments.
  2. Choose which playlist to add them to from the pulldown menu and click Add To Playlist, or
  3. Enter a name for a new playlist and click Create New Playlist.

Editing A Playlist

In the Edit Playlist page, there is a box on the right in which you can:

  1. Edit the name of the playlist.
  2. Add Playlist Note, which could be a description, summary or other kind of message about the playlist.
  3. After editing the Playlist Information or Playlist Notes, click Save Changes.
  4. See a list of the videos and video segments in the playlist. Buttons at the top allow you to:
    • Delete a video.
    • Move a video higher or lower in the list.
    • Play a video.
  5. Select and copy the Playlist URL. This is the URL to use if you want to share the playlist with someone else.

Screenshot of the Films On Demand Edit Playlist page. There is a panel in which the videos and segments of the playlist play, with the usual streaming video controls. The Now Playing tab is the only tab, and it displays the currently playing video's title and information. There are buttons for Save Changes, Preview, and Close out of editing. There is  a text field to edit the Playlist Title and another text field to edit the Playlist Notes. Another text-field is already populated with the Playlist URL. Below that is a text-field already populated with the Playlist Code. Then the different videos and segments that you have added to the playlist can be rearranged by clicking and dragging.

Your Favorites

In our experience, and judging from Films On Demand's VPAT, if you need to use a screenreader and want to add a video to Favorites or a Playlist, these functions are inadequately supported. Please use Ask A Librarian to contact Sarah Morehouse at the library ASAP and I will create you a Films On Demand account, create a playlist or favorites folder, and put whatever videos or segments you want into it. I know this is not a good solution, but it's what's possible right now. 

You need to be logged into your Films On Demand account in order to access your Favorites or add a video or video segment to your Favorites. You can organize your Favorites into folders.

Favorites is a way to organize and store videos or video segments that you intend to view later or view again. It is not a way to share groups of videos with others. For that, use Playlists.

To get to your favorites, first you have to be logged in. Then click the person icon at the top right of the page. Then click My Films. Go to the My Content heading and click My Favorites.

Screenshot of the Films On Demand My Films page. The top section has your user information. The Get the most out of My Films section has options for Create a playlist, Bookmark content, Create a folder, Create a Group, Save a search, Create a Custom Segment, Create an Assignment, and Join a Group. The My Content section has My Playlists, My Favorites, My Folders, My Saved Searches, and My Custom Segments. Below that is the My Tools section, which is cut off in the screenshot.In the My Favorites page, you have a list of all the videos and video segments you've added to your favorites.

  1. Click on the title of the video or video segment to go to its page.
  2. The Share icon underneath it allows you to email it to someone or get the URL to put in a course.

Screenshot of the Films On Demand My Favorites page. Like a search results page, it has a picture icon for each favorite, its title, which is a hyperlink to its video information page, and icons to preview, share, or delete the video from the favorites folder. There is a Narrow Results menu that lets you select All Folders or individual folders.

Adding A Video Or Video Segment To Your Favorites

There are two ways to add a video or video segment to your Favorites.

The first way is from your search results list. Click the Add To icon under the search result that you want. It will bring up a dialogue box in which you can either select a folder you've already created, or create a new folder. 

Screenshot of the Films On Demand My Favorites page. Selecting the Add To icon for a video causes a box to pop up. It has two options - Add to Favorites and Add to Playlist. If you select Add to Favorites, it gives you an Add Item To Folder pull-down menu, and you can select from existing items and then click the Add to Folder button. If you want to create a new folder, you can enter it into the New Folder text field and then click the New Folder button.

The second way to add a video or segment to your Favorites is from the video page or video segment page. Click the Add To  link underneath where the video plays to add it to your Favorites. Again, it will bring up a dialogue box in which you can either select a folder you've already created, or create a new folder.

Screen shot of the Films On Demand video information page. The Add To link lets you select from Add to Favorites or Add to Playlist. If you select Add To Favorites, it gives you an Add Item To Folder pull-down menu, and you can select from existing folders and then click the Add To Folder button. Otherwise you can enter a new folder name into the new folder text field and click the New Folder button.

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