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Linking to articles and films: SWANK films

Creating persistent URLs or PURLs

Obtaining Links for SWANK films

It is not necessary to request links for use in iCollege.

Students and Faculty may access most films directly through the SWANK database.

Get links through the database as follows:

  • Log into the SWANK database.
  • If prompted, select Student or Faculty.  (Faculty-level access requires setting up a free account, which is not necessary to get a link.)
  • Click on the film you want and a box will appear that includes options to "Watch" or "Share." (See image below)=>0
  • Click "Share" to open linking options.
    • Click on “direct link” for a link that you can share directly with students (e.g. email) or place in iCollege following procedures for inserting a link. This will prompt them for their GSU credentials. 
    • Click on the “LMS link” for html code to create a link in an HTML editor.
    • Unfortunately, SWANK no longer generates embed codes, only links.
  • Note: Linking options are also available while you are on "Watch" mode.

In SWANK, click share, then choose Copy Direct Link or Copy LMS link from the dropdown.