Product Questions

SIR: The Digital Video Library is an educational product that includes over 200 hours of content from the SIR Annual Scientific Meetings. Online access allows you to view synchronized audio and slide presentations from the meeting-anytime, anywhere – and often within 24 hours of the original session. You can also view the presentations on your iPad®, iPhone® or Android™ mobile device.

You can search for presentations by course title, lecture title, speaker name or keyword by selecting "Find A Presentation" at the top of the website page. Not all the presenters have allowed their presentations to be captured. If you have searched and cannot find a course or speaker, it may be that the presenter did not provide permission.

The SIR DVL USB works with all major web browsers. If you are using Internet Explorer 10+, you will receive a pop up regarding IE's restricted pages and ActiveX controls. Please click on "Allow Blocked Content," and then proceed to selecting your viewing options.

Log In Questions

To log into the product, click "Log In" on the top of the page and enter your SIR credentials that are on file with SIR. If you do not have an SIR account, you can create one by clicking the "Login" link and following the instructions on that page.

If you do not know your password please click the "I forgot my password" link below.

I forgot my password. Click here to reset.

To verify your account, please contact SIR at (703) 691-1805 or email education@sirweb.org.

Player Features

When you are on the Player page viewing a course video, there is a Player Toolbar on the top right side of the player.


While on the Player page, move your mouse to the top right corner next to the video that is playing. This icon player will display. Click to make it full screen view and hit "ESC" escape key to make it smaller again. PLEASE NOTE: Do NOT click on the X next to the full screen icon or your video will disappear. To get it back, click on "Source" in the bottom right side of the player, and then "Video 1"

While viewing a course video, take notes by clicking on the Notes icon player on the top right corner of the player.

To Add Notes to Presentation Videos:

  1. Click the Notes icon in the toolbar to open the Notes Panel.
  2. Click in the Notes panel and start typing your note.
  3. At the end of each note, press Enter. This will automatically designate your note to the presentation slide playing in the video.

To view notes, start on the My Library Dashboard, and click on "Notes and Bookmarks" in the left side column. You will see a list of all course videos that contain notes or bookmarks. Click on the presentation name and when you are in the Player page, click on the Notes Icon. This will display your notes and the associated point in the player they were designated for.

Yes, you can also download your notes from the course video or by selecting "Download" in the Notes panel. Download is located at the top left of the Notes pane. This generates a text file containing your class notes. View and save the downloaded file.

  1. To bookmark content, you must be viewing a course video. Click the Bookmark icon in the Player Toolbar on the top right side.
  2. You will see a confirmation message appear on the bottom of the player that the video was bookmarked at the time you selected. You can continue adding multiple bookmarks to a course video.
  3. To view Bookmarks while viewing a course video, click on the Notes icon in the Player Toolbar. A Bookmark icon will display and you can click on this icon and it will take you to the location in the video where you added the Bookmark. This allows you to click the bookmark and go to that location in the presentation/video (whichever you selected to bookmark).
  4. You can also view presentations with Bookmarks from the My Library Dashboard by selecting "Notes and Bookmarks" in the left column. A list of courses with Bookmarks will display and you can navigate to the Player page and follow the instructions above to view your Bookmarks.

To ask a question from the player page:

  1. In the Presentation Tool Bar, click the New Question icon player.
  2. Enter your question text into the New question textbox
  3. Optional: Click the paperclip icon to include an attachment.
  4. Select whether to Reference class content to align your question with the exact timing of the video.
  5. Enable the Post anonymously slider to post your response without your name.

To view questions, answers, discussions and to respond to questions, navigate to the Player page.

  1. In the Player Tool Bar, click the Discussions icon player to open the Discussions panel.
  2. The list of questions, answers and discussions will display, along with video timestamps.
  3. Click the question or post you want to respond to The Questions panel slides to a new panel which allows you to click on "thumbs up or down" to endorse or not endorse a post, click to Bookmark this section, view the slide, and click on RESPOND TO THIS QUESTION. (move the above line)
  4. Enter your response in the text box and click on "Post"
  5. Optional: Click the paperclip icon to include an attachment with your response Your response will display and you can add additional responses.

While on the player page, you have new Playback Controls the play/pause button, fast forward, and rewind - each click moves the playback 10 seconds in either direction; click and hold to fast forward? through playback). You can also click on any location in the playback bar to move the playback to that location.

The Settings icon player allows changes to playback quality and speed controls. If the video isn't clear and/or your network connection is a problem, you can switch to lower quality playback (or switch back to high definition if applicable) by clicking on the Setting Gear icon, selecting quality, and then selecting a different numerical setting

You can view the course videos at up to 2x speed or as low as .5 speed Click on the Setting icon and then click in the Speed box and select a playback speed in .25 intervals. Once clicked, the speed is automatically adjusted and the box will close.

At this time, this icon player located at the bottom, right side of the player, isn't functional. Please do not click on the icon.

New Features

On the Player Page, near the bottom of the screen, there is an option to download a PDF of the speaker slides and MP3. Click on either PDF or MP3 to download the files for that course.

On the Player Page, near the bottom of the screen, click on "Add to Playlist" to add to an existing Playlist. On the "Add to Playlist" click on "Add New Playlist" to create a new playlist.

To view and access your Playlists, start on the My Library Dashboard, and click on "Playlists" in the left side column. This will display your playlists. Click on the "playlist name" to display the videos within the playlists

On the Player Page, near the bottom of the screen, click on the number by the star rating player . This will display rating options. Click on the "Rate It" button and select the number of stars to rate the video. Click the "Submit review" button

Mobile Questions

You can use your iPhone, iPad or Android mobile devices to view the course videos. To access the videos on your mobile device, please enter dvl.sirweb.org in your web browser and Log In on the home page. You will be automatically directed to "My Library Dashboard." Click on a meeting and the "View Presentations" button. Follow the easy navigation and selections to view course videos and claim CME credits. You can also add an icon on your home screen by following the instructions presented by the device you are using.

The SIR DVL is mobile responsive, however there are several player features not available on your mobile phone. The mobile phone experience at this time does not allow questions, discussions or bookmarking. To use these features please access the content on a tablet or a computer.

Videos are streamed via your mobile device and cannot be downloaded.

To add an icon for this website on your iPhone or iPad, select the + symbol at the bottom of the screen, and then select "Add to Home Screen". An icon will be created so that you can easily access this site in the future.

CME Questions

If you attended the live meeting, you may only claim credits in the video library for those sessions that you did not attend at the live meeting. You earn SA-CME or CME credits for presentations viewed as part of SIR: The Digital Video Library, from this website and the SIR Learning Center, and using your computer, iPad® or Android™ tablet and smartphone.

You may claim AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM with the virtual products. Credit claiming is avaialable on your computer, tablet, and your mobile phone.

If you are not attending the meeting and have purchased the virtual product(s), you may claim credits starting on the second day of the meeting, as content becomes available.

Eligible Courses are marked as "CME" and you have up to 3 years from the last day of the meeting to earn credits. To earn credits, log in, click on "My Library Dashboard" and select "CME Activities" in the left column. Select a meeting name or "CME Courses" button, next to a meeting. You will see a list of the courses offering CME credits and the progress you have made. Click on a course name to begin or to continue to earning credits. Use the Activity Steps navigation selection on the left side of the screen to move from step to step.

Yes, you can earn credits from mobile devices.

Faculty disclosures will be included in the videos themselves in an opening disclosure statement. CME information will be presented to you before watching your first course.

To access your certificates, you may do so via the SIR Learning Center at learn.SIRweb.org.