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Video for Instructors

Videos Available to UMKC Affiliates

Many online videos are already available to UMKC students, faculty, and staff.

Library Catalog

  • Use advanced search
  • Use keywords
  • Material Type: Films/Videos (online)
  • Most require UMKC SSO and password login off campus.

Video Databases

  • UMKC-licensed videos, mostly performing arts.
  • Some also listed in the library catalog.
  • Require UMKC SSO and password login off campus.

Ask UMKC to Add Videos

  • Cost to UMKC: $150-$250 for a 1-year subscription. The library primarily licenses videos needed for required course viewing by many students.
  • If streaming rentals are available from Amazon, Vimeo, YouTube, etc., the library rarely subscribes. Instead, require your students to rent on their own as course materials.

Request streaming video

University Video Retailers

We don't have these videos yet, but can usually license them within 2 weeks.

  • Kanopy
    Films from producers such as Criterion Collection, PBS, California Newsreel, Kino Lorber, and First Run Features.
  • Alexander Street Academic Video Store
    Academic films from producers like California Newsreel, Filmmakers Library, BBC, and their own productions.
  • Films Media Group
    Educational films from Films for the Humanities and Sciences, PBS, BBC, ABC, CBC, NBC, California Newsreel, and others.
  • Digital Campus (Swank)
    Feature films and movies; many are also available for individual subscription via Amazon, Vimeo, YouTube, etc.
  • Other
    We may be able to license other videos. This usually takes longer. We may be able to license other videos. This usually takes longer.

Help for Digital Campus (Swank) Videos