1. What are E-Reserves (OCRA)?
2. What is the Online Movie Service?
3. How do I request Online Movies with OCRA?
4. How do I activate my E-Reserves link on Canvas
5. How can I add users so they can access my E-Reserves and Online Movies.
6. How do I ensure movie playback depending on the browser I use?
7. Where can I get help?
The on-demand online video service allows students to watch full feature movies on their computers rather than exclusively at the video checkout and viewing locations on campus (Media Services, Orwig, single departments ...).
Students watch a movie by clicking the published link off the OCRA playlist, which is accessible through Canvas or directly at the Library OCRA homepage via the Student Login button (students need the class password!).
The player students use is called Instream.
All Online Movies are protected in order to respect copyright. Only registered students in your course can view the movie and only during the semester they're enrolled in your class. Movies are encrypted for transmission and at no time is there a copy resident on the computer being used for viewing.
Movies are accessible from campus by clicking on a link on the OCRA playlist. For off-campus access you need to use VPN (Virtual Personal Network). For information about VPN: http://brown.edu/go/vpn.
Please submit your request at least one week before students need to view the material.
Please use the online OCRA request form at: http://library.brown.edu/reserves/ (after you login click on "Add Entire Movies")The movies you requested will be digitized and linked from your MyCourses site by the CIS Student Technology Assistants. If the movies are owned by the Brown libraries, you will not need to take any action after you make your initial request. OCRA will keep you abreast of any progress in your request.
Please note that it takes at least 10 days from the time we receive your movie for it to be digitized and made available online.
Any questions? Please contact your Instructional Technologist, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.