Kanopy is a collection of streaming videos. In this collection you will find full-length documentaries, Criterion collection movies, and foreign films.
This streaming service does not provide unlimited free viewing like our other streaming collections. Watching a video triggers an annual license fee. Please check the library's DVD collection or another streaming collection before using Kanopy.
This database is available on-campus and off-campus to current Vol State students, faculty, and staff
Kanopy provides users with three options to share or embed a film. Select the "Share/Embed" button associated with the video these options.
When connecting to view a video from off-campus, users will be redirected to a Thigpen Library login page for authentication before they can watch the film.
Kanopy support reports that the error message "requestMediaKeySystemAccess is disabled by feature policy" indicates the the browser does not support DRM-protection on the embedded film. To fix this issue – verify that your browser is up-to-date, clear the browser cache, and ensure that protection playback is enabled. In Chrome, you can check the protection playback by going to "chrome://settings/content".
To go to the videos without creating an account, click the "skip" button - you may need to scroll to find the button.
Vol State purchases one-year licenses to Kanopy videos needed to support academics. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about Kanopy licenses.
The majority of videos are closed-captioned. Enable the closed-captions with the CC icon.
Transcripts do not automatically appear. To access the dynamic transcript click on More and select Transcript while the video is playing. The transcript will appear below the video..
Contact a Librarian if you discover an accessibility issue with a video.
Use Kanopy Help: For Viewers to find answers to technical questions and to learn how to create a personal user profile and watchlist.