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Embedding Library Resources in Canvas: Alexander Street

This guide is designed for LAVC faculty interested in adding Library resources into their Canvas courses

What is Alexander Street (aka Academic Video Online/AVON)?

Alexander Street is a multidisciplinary streaming video database with more than 62,000 titles curated for higher education. It includes a range of scholarly video material including: documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs and newsreels, field recordings, commercials, demonstrations, original and raw footage.

Once an Alexander Street video is embedded in Canvas, no additional login is required.

Adding Alexander Street videos to Canvas

In your Canvas Rich Text Editor, there should be a small icon that reads “More External Tools” when you hover over it. Click, open the menu, and scroll to the very bottom to find Alexander Street Video:

AVON external tool

From there, a search interface should pop up. Search for the video you want and then choose the embed option you prefer (medium or large). The video will embed automatically.

embedded AVON video

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