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Kanopy: About Kanopy

About Kanopy

Kanopy is a multidisciplinary streaming video platform with over 19,000 videos from the world's prominent filmmakers and producers. 
Kanopy allows you to:

1.  Link to clips and playlists you create
2.  Link to individual titles listed in the catalog
3.  Embed code for each video in Blackboard
Note:  Some videos have captions / transcripts

Direct Link:

Kanopy records are added into the catalog on an ongoing basis. If you need a direct link to use in your Blackboard course shell contact
Mark Matook at the library. 

Create a clip

To create a clip in Kanopy, you must first signup for an individual account

Login to your account
Select a video
Click on Create Clip/Playlist
Create Playlist

Create or select a playlist
Add video
Edit playlist to select the beginning and ending  tIme of interest.
Save the clip
Save Changes at the bottom of the screen before you move on.

To view the Clip you have created, choose the appropriate Playlist title.  The Clips (or saved full videos) will appear in a column to the right of the video.  Click on the Clip title to play.

Link to a Video

  • Find a film of interest 
  • Click on the share button and copy the URL

‚ÄčCopy the URL of the film when clicking on the sharing tab


Watch your film in full screen

Click on the film and look for the full screen indicator

Kanopy Search Box

Kanopy is a streaming video service for the library with content from key producers such as PBS, MEFA, and include the Criterion Collection.

Featured Producers

Featured producers found in BBC

Contact US

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