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Using SWANK Digital Campus Database
To view SWANK films on your computer or mobile device:
1. Go to the SWANK portal using the link below. You may also access SWANK through The Databases by Name A-Z on the Library Homepage or in GALILEO.
You will be prompted for your GSU username and password if you are off-campus.
2. Once you log into the SWANK portal, you may browse by category or use the search box.
3. Click a thumbnail of a film you want to watch.
If you are on a computer, you may be prompted to download Widevine, as shown below. Your browser will need to be restarted after the plugin is installed.
- If you are on an Android or iOS (Apple) mobile device, you will need to download SWANK Media Player app from your app store.
- To turn on captioning, click a cog image in the right bottom corner of the screen.
Viewing SWANK films in iCollege
Follow instructions below to watch a SWANK film linked in iCollege
- Log into iCollege, select the proper course, and then click the link to the assigned film.
- If you do not have appropriate software on your computer (Microsoft Silverlight or Widevine) you will be prompted to complete a onetime download.
- If the video is not playing or not loading, you need to allow blocked content in your internet browser. Here is how:
- Mozilla Firefox
- A small icon of a shield will appear on the left side of the address bar if the page you are viewing contains unsecure content.
- Click on the shield and click the More Actions arrow.
- Select "Disable Protection" on this page.
- Google Chrome
- A small icon of a shield will appear on the right side of the address bar if the page you are viewing contains unsecure content.
- Click on the shield.
- Select "Load Unsafe Script."
- Internet Explorer
- Popup will appear at the bottom of the page that says "Only secure content is displayed" if the page you are viewing contains unsecure content.
- Click Show all content
Using a Mac? If you are using Safari, try using Chrome or Firefox to see if that resolves you playback issues.
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