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Media Collections and Services and More: Video in the Classroom

Here you will find Lists by subject for the DVD and video collections at Rutgers

Video in the Classroom, in Distance Education, and for Events

ALL video material -- whether owned by you or the libraries -- may be viewed in a classroom, due to the "face-to-face teaching" exemption from copyright law.They can also be made available for students as media course reserves.

Rutgers does not judge online courses to be a "face-to-face teaching" environment, therefore licenses* are required for presenting video material outside a classroom.  Video shown at events on campus is in the same category – rights must be obtained for such screenings.

The libraries do have a significant amount of titles licensed for these purposes -- see the tab for 'Finding Online Video' on this page.  We also have contracts with Kanopy and AVON that enable use of their films for campus events. For films available via Swank Digital Campus, you need to obtain the PPR (public performance rights) for events on campus. 

We will also purchase individual licenses (if available) to support required viewing for coursework. Please check with your library liaison or make a request via

Another option for distance education and for course reserves is to present a portion of the material via the Media Center's Clip Service .

.*DSL (Digital Streaming License)  This license may be part of PPR (Public Performance Rights) but not always.


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