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Academic Video Online

Academic Video Online is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary video subscription that supports the entire range of curriculum, from anthropology to zoology. It includes a variety of video material available with curricular relevance: documentaries, interviews, feature films, performances, news programs and newsreels, and demonstrations. Patrons will find thousands of award-winning films, including Academy®, Emmy®, and Peabody® winners. Academic institutions will find frequently used films for classroom instruction, plus newly released films and previously unavailable archival material.

For more information about Academic Video Online, navigate to the Content Page.

Academic Video Online's primary home is on the Alexander Street Video Platform, Visit that LibGuide for more information about platform features, such as searching, playing videos, and making clips. You can also access Academic Video Online content via the Alexander Street Multimedia Platform, That LibGuide has more information about that platform's features. 

Academic Video Online is part of ProQuest One Academic, and some users may choose to use Academic Video Online solely on the ProQuest Platform. Visit those guides for more information.

How to use Video Interactions

In this session we explain what interactions are, you will understand the different types of interactions and find interactions in Academic Video Online. Duration: 3.47 minutes

In this session you will learn how to create an interaction, how to find the interaction you create and share the interaction to students. Duration: 6.52 minutes

In this session you will learn how to access learner responses to interactions and grade free-response questions, you will understand how to adjust grades for automatically graded questions and export grades. Duration: 2.09 minutes

AVON Webinars Series


Learn how to use this new functionality that promotes student engagement by allowing professors to embed assessment and pedagogical tools within videos giving them a better understanding of student comprehension of course concepts. Duration: 36 minutes.

Learn how the AVON admin portal can make your reporting easy and provide meaningful insight into your usage statistics. Duration: 29 minutes.

Learn how AVON helps meet the ever-growing accessibility needs of your faculty and students. You will learn about our on-demand audio description program, as well as our accessibility features available in our platform. Duration: 17 minutes.

Learn how the curated content in AVON makes finding what your professors need easier. From documentaries to tutorials and demonstrations for topics across disciplines, let us help make your lives easier with content curated specifically for the academic library. Duration: 27 minutes.

Finding and Sharing Videos on Academic Video Online

This video is a quick overview of the platform and its search functionality. Duration: 2 minutes, 48 seconds

This session focuses on Counseling and Therapy in Video. It demonstrates how to search for content, use the searchable transcripts, and share videos. Duration: 5 minutes

This video demonstrates how to translate the platform menus as well as the transcripts and captions of any video, into other languages. Duration: 42 seconds

This video demonstrates the video player, linking options, citation tool, clip-maker, and searchable transcripts. Duration: 3 minutes, 21 seconds

In this session, you will learn how to find content by Indigenous Canadian creators, how to search transcripts to pinpoint specific sections of videos, and how to share that content with students or colleagues. Duration: 30 minutes

How to Get Direct Links to Specific Subjects or Providers

Would you like to see all of videos in a certain subject or by a certain provider or publisher?

This is a list of links that go directly to specific Channels or Subject Searches in Academic Video Online.

This document has links you can click on or copy and paste to go to a list of videos from selected publishers.

This Quick Guide shows you how to filter by publisher in Academic Video Online.

Managing Your Subscription to Academic Video Online


Use this step-by-step list to help you get started with Academic Video Online or to make sure you have all the pieces. You'll find A to Z list suggestions, MARC record instructions, remote connection configuration, contact information for training and support, and the information provided below on this page.

Monthly Updates and Highlights

View lists of added and deleted videos by month and sign up to be notified when the page is updated

View highlights and editors' picks and sign up to be notified when the page is updated.

Includes sample press releases, prewritten social media posts, bookmarks, and more to help you promote Academic Video Online at your institution.

Unique Services

Click on our Unique Features page to learn more about audio described video, limited public performance rights, Build by Choice, and Media Hosting Service. 

Admin Portal and Usage Statistics

This course walks you through how to gather all of your institution's usage for Alexander Street's Academic Video Online (AVON).

Visit the Alexander Street Video Platform Guide for information about the Admin Portal.