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Information about the streaming video platform Kanopy and how to embed videos in your Canvas course pages.

Information about Kanopy

Kanopy is one of the available streaming video platforms available for use through Chalmer Davee Library. It contains an assortment of documentaries, educational films, international films, independent films, and more!

Please check Films on Demand first before selecting a Kanopy title to see if the video is already available there. 

Films On Demand


How to Access Kanopy's site:

Kanopy is linked on the Databases A to Z page on the library website but also works through the standalone URL while on campus (off-campus access is available via the A to Z page link):

On campus access:

Once you have signed in via your usual w#, you do not need to sign in via the "Log In" button in the upper-right of the screen.

Kanopy has a link for each film for sharing purposes available via the "Share" link underneath the player/viewing area for each film. 

Records for the individual movies are not currently available via searches in Search at UW.

Public performance rights are already included in the license. 

Transcripts for accessibility and citation purposes are either available in the "More" tab underneath the video once the video has begun playing or available via a request button. If you have any questions about requesting video transcripts, we can share those questions with Kanopy on your behalf.

Our license includes study abroad programs but not other UW students or faculty from other campuses who do not have UWRF logins (this is a site-specific license, not a System one-we cannot use Kanopy content from other UW libraries and they cannot use ours). If you have questions about how this license applies to your course, please contact the Library.

Embedding Kanopy Videos in Canvas