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Swank Digital Campus: FAQ

Legal access to feature films for educational use

FAQ

What titles are available from Digital Campus?

"Swank Motion Pictures is the nontheatrical distributor for the majority of the major Hollywood studios as well as many independent, foreign, art house, and documentary offerings. We currently hold thousands of titles in our library." Search available titles via the Swank Digital Campus Movie Search.

How do I get access to movie titles that aren't on the list of currently available films?

You can search Swank's website to see what titles they offer. If you see a title there you would like us to consider adding to our collection, please fill the Swank Request Form or email Bob Flatley at flatley@kuztown.edu.  Available funds and other criteria will determine whether or not we are able to fulfill your request. If Swank is unable to provide the title, we may purchase a DVD or find streaming video via other sources.

Is closed captioning available?

Yes, closed captioning is available for most films.

Can I use one of the currently activated films in the Digital Campus portal if I did not request it?

Yes, faculty can use any currently activated film in their class.

How long are the films activated in the Digital Campus portal?

Films are available for one year from their start date and may be reactivated for additional years if needed.

How do students access the films?

You can email them the direct link to the film (available after the film has been licensed) and/or link the film in D2L.

Will students need any special software to view the film?

No if using Chrome browser.  If using IE, Firefox, or Safari, you will need to download Google's Widevine Video optimizer plugin

Can I watch films on my mobile device?

Yes, there is a Swank app for Apple and Android devices.

Other questions?

Contact Bob Flatley, Electronic Resources Librarian.