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Streaming Video at Milne Library

How to find and use streaming video resources for classes and other educational purposes.

Theatre in Video headerTheatre in Video delivers 700 videos featuring documentaries about theatre as well as full-length filmed live performances from stages all over the world. This collection gives scholars and educators a glimpse into the collaborative elements of theatre in performance—the work of the actors, directors, and designers—which have tremendous scholarly and educational value long after a production closes. Like Academic Video Online, Theatre in Video is owned by Alexander Street. 

How to access Theatre in Video

Access SUNY Oneonta's Theatre in Video subscription through the Milne Library's A-Z Database list. Depending on where you access the service (on or off campus) you may have to log in with your SUNY Oneonta credentials.  

Create an AccountAVON profile sign up icon

If you want to create and save clips from Theatre in Video selections, you must create an account first. Click on the profile image at the top right of the home screen (see icon image at right). Follow the instructions to register your personal account. (If you have already created a profile for Academic Video Online -- owned by the same company -- you can use the same profile account for Theatre in Video.)

Find content

To find content in Theatre in Video, we recommend two methods: Filter (for browsing) and Search. 

Browse with "Filters"

From the Theatre in Video homepage, click on the Filter icon (see image below), which displays multiple ways to browse by Subject, Content Type, and more. Remove filters by clicking on the "X" next to the filter layers you previously chose. 

AVON filter icon for browsing


Use Search Terms 

From the homepage, use the Search box at the top right to search exact terms. Within your search results, you can further filter by Subject or Content Type. 

Link and embed Theatre in Video films in Blackboard

AVON share

Instructors can share or embed Theatre in Video selections directly into Blackboard to share with a class. Embedding is recommended because it displays the video player directly in the Blackboard course content. One Oneonta instructor told us, "students are more apt to watch a little of the video if it is directly in front of them [and] students that struggle with technology... really appreciate it when I embed videos."

TIP: To make sure your off-campus students can access links and embedded videos, we recommend creating the links while off campus so they include the appropriate EZ Proxy language. 

Share a Film Link

In your internet browser, navigate to the Theatre in Video film you want. At the top of the page, click on the SHARE option. A dialog box will appear with options "to embed your video..." Click on the "Copy Permalink" button (see image below). 

Now navigate to your Blackboard course, click on "Build Content" and choose "Web Link." Create a name for the link, paste the permalink into the URL box, and submit.  


AVON copy permalink and embed link


Embed a Theatre in Video Film in a Blackboard course  

In your internet browser, navigate to the Theatre in Video film you want. At the top of the page, click on the SHARE option. A dialog box will appear with options "to embed your video..." Click on the "Copy Embed Code" button (see image above). 

Now navigate to your Blackboard course, click on "Build Content," and then "Add Item." Name the Item and click on the Source Code option in the Tools (see image below). 

Blackboard New Item Source Code option

In the Blackboard Source Code screen, paste the embed code you copied from Theatre in Video. Save your new item in Blackboard. The embedded video will be visible and play directly in the Blackboard course content list.