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Streaming Video: Kanopy For Instructors

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Oswego State University New York's Penfield Library demonstrates how to share a Kanopy film using Blackboard.

Browsing Kanopy Titles

From the Kanopy interface at you can browse films by subject using the drop-down menu, or use the search box to perform a search using your search terms. A keyword search will display a list of  titles based on relevance, and title searches can also be used.

For more information on searching, sharing, embedding, and closed captions, please visit the Kanopy Help Pages.

How to Embed a Kanopy Film into a Blackboard

You can embed clips, or an entire film, into a course space using the sharing tools found under each Kanopy film. (If embedding is problematic you can alternatively provide the students with the link (node) to the film using the "share" option).

Under each film you will see a "Share/Embed" option:

The default option is the "Share" link, but choose the "Embed" tab. Copy the HTML code that appears in the box below the tab:

Next, follow these steps:

  • Go to Blackboard, log in, and select a course.
  • Select a module, or folder, and then select the "Build Content" drop down menu.
  • Create an item, or blank page.
  • Name the item, or blank page, and select "HTML".
  • Paste the HTML code in the "HTML Code View" box.
  • Select "Update"
  • Select "Submit"
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