Kanopy is a streaming video provider. There are over 28,000 documentaries, classic feature films, and other videos from about 1,000 producers available in this database.
If you are accessing a Kanopy video from a link in Blackboard from off-campus, you may see this:
Click 'WATCH NOW', and then 'LOG IN TO CENTRALPENN' on the add your library card page.
You can SKIP Create Your Account, but if you would like to use the additional features of Watchlists or Create Clip/Playlists, you will need to create your own login by using the 'Log In' button at the top right of the screen.
There are a few ways to search for content in Kanopy.
If you are looking for a specific title, person, or topic you can use the search icon at the top left.. On the search results screen you can use additional filters to produce more relevant results.
Or simply scroll through the home page to see films in various categories.
Click on a title to either play it or watch a trailer.
Click on a film to begin viewing it. There is a transcript option or you can turn on closed captioning.
On the film's information screen click 'Share' to get the link directly to the video or copy the code to embed the video directly into Blackboard.
To Share a link or embed into Blackboard click Build Content - Create Item. For a link, click the Insert/Edit link in the toolbar and paste the Link you copied from Kanopy in the URL box and select Open link in New Window. To embed the video, click <Source code> and paste the code in. Add any other text you'd like - we recommend always including citation information as well just in case something changes that makes the link or video unplayable.click submit and check that it worked.
Please note that if attempting to access a Kanopy video from a phone will result in a prompt to use the free Kanopy app.
For the following features to work you will need to be logged in as you and not just as Central Penn.
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