SWANK Digital Campus provides access to feature films, television series, and documentaries. It allows all GSU faculty to legally distribute streaming films to students for educational purposes. There are no restrictions on the number of faculty who can use the film as part of their course curriculum. Students can view them individually at home or as a group in class.
"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 or browse films by subject area in Curriculum Enhancement. Our current license does not allow us to add addition films to the library collection.
Yes, you will be prompted for GSU user name/password if you want to access SWANK Digital Campus database off-campus.
We are not taking requests for new films at this time. If there is a particular film you are looking for, ask a librarian or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll see what we can do to meet your needs.
Yes, films with closed captioning are available. There may be a few films that SWANK has not captioned.
Yes, all instructors can use any currently activated film in their class. Direct your students to the SWANK Digital Campus Database (GSU Username and password required off-campus.)
Films are licensed for one year, beginning in spring and fall semesters.. Expiration dates are listed on each film.
You may give your students a link to the SWANK Digital Campus Database (URL: http://research.library.gsu.edu/DB_SWK) You may also provide them the links obtained from within the database. These will prompt them for their GSU username and password. (This is a change from previous requirements that films could only be used in iCollege because these now require log in.)
Students can access most available films through SWANK Digital Campus (GSU user name/password off-campus). Alternatively, students log in to iCollege, select the proper course, and then click the link to the assigned film.
Student computers will need to have Microsoft Silverlight or Widevine browser plugin loaded on them. Both Silverlight and Widevine are compatible with Mac and PC and are free.
If Silverlight/Widevine is not currently on your personal computer, a pop up will appear with instructions for a quick installation. After installation, refreshing your browser should allow access to the application.
Video: 720 x 480 aspect ratio with frame rate of 29.97 fps
Audio: 128 kbps Stereo CBR
Network connection: 1.5 Mbps (megabits) minimum, 3.0 Mbps recommended
RAM: 1 GB minimum
CPU: Intel Core Duo 2.4 GHz minimum
No. You may show films in class or students may watch them individually, but not at public events.
Our licensing agreement states:
The streaming license provided for motion pictures is for non-theatrical showings only. Screenings are intended for individual academic use only and cannot be open to the public or projected to an audience outside of the registered course. Advertising through media such as radio, television or newspaper is strictly prohibited. Films may not be duplicated, copied, modified, or captured in any permanent way by use of computer or digital recording device.