Video47 is an on-demand video streaming system to deliver academic video content via a web browser.

Using Video47

Video47 is usually embedded within Sakai course sites. To watch videos for your class, just log in to Sakai, go to your course, and look for a tool named “Video47.” If you need assistance, please email

Note: to use Video47, your browser must accept third-party cookies. For more troubleshooting information see: Video47 – Known Issues.

Faculty: Creating a Course Video47 Playlist

Please contact the ITS Service Desk at (909) 621-8061. Your videos will appear in your Sakai course site as a tool called “Video47.”

Faculty: Getting Content in to Video47

If any of your films are not already in the Video47 repository or if they were encoded before the summer of 2015, we will need you to provide us a copy so that we can encode/re-encode them.

Drop off your DVDs/videotapes with a completed Video47 request form at the ITS Help Desk inside the Cowart Information Technology Services Building at 156 East 7th Street.

Please give us as much advance time as possible. We try for a one-week turnaround but there are times when that may not be possible.

We must use legally purchased copies of the videos you wish to encode — we cannot use duplicates or rental copies. The Claremont Library is very helpful in acquiring legal copies of videos for faculty course use. Please let us know if you have questions about the library acquiring films you would like to use in your courses.

Faculty can log in directly to Video47 with their usual Pomona username and password to search available films, and if they wish, create and edit their own playlists.

For more information, see: Video47 – Faculty

About Video47​

Video47 is an open source project of Pomona College, created by Jason Smith.

For more information, see the Video47 site: Video47 – Features and Technology Used