Email: Streaming media reminder for summer courses

Message sent on behalf of Carol Ann Davis, Associate Dean, to USF Libraries staff, USF department heads, and faculty identified as using streaming media.

This is a reminder email to faculty using streaming media in their courses. The USF Libraries has discontinued leasing titles on the Kanopy and Swank streaming platforms. Leased titles that are currently active on the two platforms will continue until they expire; most titles are leased for 12 months at a time. To check the availability of videos on these platforms, please refer to our list of titles with expiration dates, which is regularly updated.

We now subscribe to AVON: Academic Video Online other database platforms that include streaming media; these titles are not included in the separate list of titles but are in the USF Libraries online catalog, so please take these resources into account when preparing your courses. Content that is perpetually available will continue (as noted on the list of titles with expiration dates). Unfortunately, not all titles are available for purchase.

Please also consult our curated selection of freely accessible video and other media content on the Digital Learning Objects & Media Tools to Supplement Instruction guide.

Please continue to submit all streaming video requests through the Course Reserves function in Canvas. Instructions are available at If you encounter any issues in submitting through Canvas, please email The maximum number of videos per course will continue to be limited to five (5) units.

Visit our USF Libraries Media Guide:

  • To search for movies and documentaries in the USF Libraries’ extensive DVD movie collection and online databases
  • To search by title to determine if the USF Libraries has perpetual ownership or expiring access to currently available streaming movies
  • To identify open access media alternatives
  • To consult our Frequently Asked Questions information

If you would like additional help finding alternate material, please contact your Liaison Librarian.

Best wishes,

Carol Ann

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