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Video Content: Kanopy


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Kanopy is a streaming video platform that hosts an award-winning collection of more than 15,000 films including films from the Criterion Collection, PBS, Kino Lorber, California Newsreel, and hundreds of other leading producers. You can create clips or teaching playlists and embed them in your courses in Canvas.

Kanopy Support

Questions about Kanopy?

Contact your Subject Librarian or Cara Calabrese (Acquisitions & Access Librarian)

Kanopy Streaming Videos

All films available on the Kanopy platform include classroom rights.

Features include:

  • No simultaneous user limits - films can be viewed by multiple users at the same time.
  • Captions and interactive transcripts alongside the streaming video (for hearing impaired users). For films that do not yet have a transcript, Kanopy will add the transcript to the video upon request
  • Content can be easily integrated into Canvas or added to user-created playlists.
  • The platform can be accessed from any type of mobile device or computer--there are no software installation requirements or interoperability issues with iOS or Windows devices.
  • Fully keyboard accessible - users can tab into it from any browser.


You to see the content Miami University Libraries currently has access too, use the link below:

Embed in Canvas

You can easily share or embed any Kanopy film (or clip or playlist you create) through the sharing tools below the film. "Embedding" a film means that you embed the whole video player into another website (a website, course management system, blog, etc) so that the film appears and can be watched there as opposed to having to click on a separate link to the film.


  1. Below every film (and clip/playlist) in Kanopy you will notice a button for "Share / Embed". If you select this button two tabs will come up which allow you to share or embed the film. The default tab will be the "Share" option, so select the "Embed" tab.
  2. Simply copy the HTML code that will look something like this: <iframe width='640' height='390' src='' frameborder='0' allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen></iframe>
  3. Open your Canvas course.
  4. Click Pages, then Add Pages.
  5. Click the HTML Editor button.
  6. Paste the embed code.
  7. Change the "http" in the embed URL to "https".
  8. Click Save.