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Streaming and Digital Media: Streaming Media

Streaming in Brightspace

To embed or link to a video in Brightspace, please see our FAQ.  This guide has instructions for each of the streaming websites below. *Troubleshooting Tip: If you have trouble viewing a video, try opening it in another browser. For example, try Firefox or Safari instead of Chrome.

Kanopy Video Streaming

The Kanopy website is best used from a desktop at this time. Mobile users will need to download the Kanopy app from your device's app store. Create a personal account, select Assumption University when prompted and sign in with your Assumption email address and password.




Academic Video Online (AVON)

AVON logo

The AVON website is responsive and mobile-friendly. Users off-campus, please go through the library website to access AVON.


 Includes 20 titles some of which are these current topics:

  • AWAKE, A Dream from Standing Rock - Dalota access pipeline
  • Gambling Boys - gambling addiction 
  • Lobster War - US & Canada lobster territories
  • Dr. FeelGood - the opiod crisis

Users off-campus, please go through the library website to access Docuseek.

JoVE Science Education

JoVE Journal of Visualized Experiments, is the world's first peer reviewed scientific streaming-video journal, covering these topics:

The JoVE website requires that faculty create a personal account before embedding any video content. Note that it takes 2-3 business days for the approval of the account. You will not be notified of your approval.

How to Use Library Resources

This page points you to some of the audiovisual content made available to Assumption University students and staff through the Emmanuel d'Alzon Library. 

These resources are not classified as "open" and do not make use of Creative Commons licenses.  Instead, these resources are under strict copyright licenses and have been purchased by the library for your educational use.

You may use a portion of a film, image, or song as a properly cited source in your research assignment (as you would use a quote from a book!).  And, just as with a book, you cannot reproduce or share the entire film, image, or song with the general public (on an internet blog or a YouTube channel, for example) without violating copyright.  The items you locate may be freely shared within an environment restricted to Assumption University students or staff, such as in your classroom or on Brightspace.  

If you are planning to show this film through Zoom, please be aware that this method is not recommended and may result in poor audio and video quality for students, or it may not work at all. Additionally, some streaming platforms apply copyright protection and encryption to their content which disables any images or sound being shared between screens.