Streaming Videos

The Library has three streaming video services:

  • Films on Demand (FOD)
  • Digital Theatre+
  • Swank Digital Campus

Gallaudet students, faculty, and staff have unlimited access to:

  • Films on Demand videos
  • Digital Theatre+

Access to Swank Digital Campus is very limited. Please see below for details.

We encourage you to use Films on Demand or Digital Theatre+ before checking Swank.

Films on Demand Streaming Videos

Films on Demand is a collection of thousands of captioned, streaming, educational videos, archival films, and newsreels in 30 subject areas. They are accessible to all current Gallaudet students, faculty, and staff.

To open Films on Demand, click the link below. You may have to log on.

To link a video to Blackboard, copy the “Record URL” and paste it into Blackboard.

PLEASE NOTE: Before you use any film with a group, preview it on the equipment and in the location you plan to use. You can adjust the captions to suit your preferences:

  • On the Films on Demand page, click “My Films.” Create an account if you don’t already have one
  • Log on to your account
  • Click “Welcome, [your name]”
  • Click “My Account Settings”
  • Scroll down to “Caption Settings”
  • Adjust the font size, font family, font color, and background color
  • Scroll down and click “Save Changes”

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Continue to Films on Demand Streaming Videos.

Digital Theatre+

Digital Theatre+ provides access to over 1000+ high-quality, full-length films of leading theatre productions as well as educational films, educational resources, and lesson plans related to the theatre field.

When you arrive at the Digital Theatre+ website, click “Sign In” then select Gallaudet University from the drop-down menu, then click “Sign in with my institution”. You will have to log on.

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Swank Digital Campus

Swank Digital Campus 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.” Access to videos from Swank Digital Campus is mediated due to a limited number of films available.

Gallaudet faculty may request access to specific Swank Digital Campus videos. To open Swank, click the link below. You will have to log on then create an Instructor account. If a title is not available, it will not appear in the search results. If a title is available, click “Request” and fill in the form. Alternatively, you can fill out this form. Your request will be processed in 2-3 business days. Please be aware that not all videos will have captions.

PLEASE be aware that due to budgetary restraints, we are limited to 50 films, we may not be able to fulfill your request. We strongly encourage you to find and use similar Films on Demand or Digital Theatre+ videos first before reaching out to the Library about making a video available via Swank.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Continue to Swank Digital Campus.