Kanopy is a streaming video database featuring award-winning collections including titles from PBS, BBC, Criterion Collection, Media Education Foundation, and more. Note: users must register with Kanopy to stream content.
We license films from Kanopy via faculty request only. If you find a film you'd like to show for your class, please follow the instructions in this guide to request access.
Kanopy can be accessed at lavc.kanopy.com A few important things to know:
First, click the red "Visit the LAVC Collection" button:
You will be prompted to access via LAVC. Click the orange button:
You may be prompted to access via SSO if you're not already signed in:
If you don't already have a Kanopy account account, you will be prompted to create one (if you have a Kanopy account, click the "log in" button in the upper right hand corner).
This is what success looks like:
Kanopy's search results are limited to titles that are currently licensed by the LAVC Library. Since we have few titles, your results will probably look like this:
Notice the arrow pointing to the grayed out "Request Access" link. Clicking here will take you to search results based on your keywords with films we can potentially license:
When you click "request access," you will be taken to a form:
If you would like the LAVC Library to license the film, complete the form and an LAVC librarian will follow up with you within two business days.
If we're able to fulfill your request, you may provide your students with a link or embed the film inside Canvas. Both a link and embed code can be found by clicking "share":
As mentioned previously, both options require logins. Videos embedded inside Canvas will look like this:
If they have not previously created a Kanopy account, your students will need to sign up. If they've used Kanopy before, they can simply login with their existing account.
If you'd like to add a saved clip or playlist to Canvas, you'll need the unique embed code. Read the detailed instructions from Kanopy.