Films on Demand

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Welcome to the Milligan Libraries online tutorial: Films on Demand!

What is this box?

This is an online guide that will introduce you to the Milligan University Libraries resources in real time on a live webpage.

Move through the guide by using the arrows at the bottom of the box.

Use the actual webpage to complete the guide activities.

What is Films on Demand?

Films on Demand is a collection of more than 40,000 full length educational videos from a wide variety of academic disciplines. 

Films by well-known producers like Films for the Humanities and Sciences, National Geographic, PBS and the BBC are included in the collection.

All videos can be streamed off of the internet. Full length videos are broken into individual segments.  Links to the segment or full video can also be embedded into Powerpoints and learning management systems, like Canvas.  

How do I find Films on Demand?

Depending on your device, you will see a black horizontal bar across the top of the page. This is the universal menu bar for the site. You may need to pop out choices from the bar to see the menu options. Click on the horizontal lines in the black bar.

From the Milligan University Libraries homepage, hover over (or click the +) RESOURCES. Click on Specialized Resource A-L. A drop down menu will appear. Click on Films on Demand.

If you are off-campus, you will be prompted to log in. Use your Milligan Network ID and password, the same one you use for Canvas.

Searching in Films on Demand

Type: Appalachian trail

into the search box. Hit the Enter key.

How many results did you get?


Look at the results list. Find "Plight of the Appalachian on Television".

What American President is on the video clip image in the results list?

Click on "Plight of the Appalachian on Television". This is a 4:34 minute segment of the longer video, The Appalachians: A Culture of Survival.

To embed this shorter segment, you need a web address.  DO NOT USE THE URL AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE.  

Click on SHARE under the video. A new window will pop up. Click on Embed/Link. Two links will appear. The Record url is for the ENTIRE video. The Segment url is only for the smaller segment of the video.

There are short cuts for adding Films On Demand links to your Canvas course. Please contact library staff if you need assistance with this. 

Remember if anyone is viewing the video from off campus, they will have to login with their Canvas credentials to watch the video. 

That's it!  There are several advanced features in Films on Demand. Please contact the library staff if you would like to know more about all of Films on Demand's capabilities.

If you have any questions about Films on Demand or any library question, please contact the library staff.


Phone: 423-461-8703

Chat: Click here to start a chat session.

You can continue to search in Films on Demand or close the tutorial and return to the Milligan Libraries webpage by clicking the "x" in the corner of the tutorial.