Streaming Videos and Films for the Classroom

What is streaming video? A way to access and play films through the Internet, rather than from a physical product such as a DVD.  You may already be streaming films at home through Netflix, YouTube, and other websites. 

Three resources available here at Fairfield University:

The DiMenna-Nyselius Library recently added 5,500 new streaming videos to its collection with the purchase of Films on Demand (a.k.a. Films for the Humanities and Sciences). Videos from various disciplines are available from any internet connection, can be shared, linked to, or embedded in a web page, and are available in a variety of formats. Access Films on Demand from the Library’s database page. Learn more about Films on Demand by visiting the Library’s Films on Demand Best Bets page. Questions? Contact Philip Bahr, Reference & Media Librarian at or ext. 4206.

Additionally, Fairfield University offers online streaming so faculty and students can have 24/7 access to digital academic content through QuickTime Streaming service. Computing & Network Services, DiMenna-Nyselius Library, and the Media Center partner up to help faculty put their digital content onto the streaming server. Learn more about how to get movies digitized, request a movie for a class, and how students gain access to movies by visiting the Online Streaming Movie Resource Page. For questions about the digitization process, e-mail Jean-Henry Mathurin at the Media Center. For questions about the online movie database, contact the C&NS helpdesk at or ext. 4069.

Blackboard Users, this Fall the University is piloting the NBC Learn extension for Blackboard Learn. NBC Learn Higher Ed is a collection of primary source videos, newsreels, documents, and images that can be used for research, projects, and in classroom and online teaching. Media can be downloaded and embedded directly in the Blackboard course environment. Questions? Or think this extension should be purchased, please contact Mary Kleps, Instructional Support Specialist, C&NS.