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Streaming Video: A Guide to Streaming Video Collections from NOVA Libraries

A guide to finding and using streaming video for use in courses. Questions? Contact Library Technical Services at

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About Swank Digital Campus

What is Swank?

Swank Digital Campus is a collection of streaming films licensed by NOVA Libraries for courses requiring films for educational use. The films may only be viewed via a link in Canvas or shown in class. The films do not have public performance rights.

How does it work?

  1. The library purchases a one-year license for films required in courses. One year = one calendar year, e.g. from 9/21/2020 to 9/20/2021. Please notify the librarian when a film is no longer needed.
  2. Check the Current Swank Titles box on this page to see if the film is already licensed.
  3. If the film has already been licensed,  contact the NOVA Online Librarian to request the link. 
  4. If the film has not been licensed, request the film by emailing Be sure to specify the course in which you plan to use the film.
  5. If Swank doesn't offer your film, a librarian can help you locate streaming videos other sources!

Considerations Before a Film is Licensed:

  1. Is the license available through Swank?
  2. Is it required for the course or supplementary?
  3. Is the film captioned? Only films with captions will be licensed. 
  4. Available funds will determine whether or not we are able to fulfill your request.