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Embedding Library & Open Resources

How to Locate Films in Kanopy

You can access films in Kanopy 3 ways:

1). Search the Kanopy website. Go to https://fitchburgstate.kanopy.com/. You can browse by topic or do a keyword search

image showing browse button, keyword searching

 

2).  Use Resource Search. Go to https://library.fitchburgstate.edu/ and use Resource Search.  Enter keywords describing the subject matter of film you want and add the word Kanopy.  (Example: Climate change AND kanopy)

example of search  climate change AND kanopy

Select Streaming Video and the results will be films in Kanopy. Click on Available online to see the film.

photo showing where to select streaming video and available online

 

 

3). Search the Library Catalog.  Go to the Library Catalog, enter your search terms and kanopy and click on search. (Example: climate change AND kanopy)

catalog search - climate change and kanopy

From the results page, click on a title. 

Results page from search.

From the title page, click on A Kanopy Streaming Video link to go to the Kanopy website.

Catalog Title Page highlighting Kanopy Streaming Video

Navigating the Landing Page

Highlights Profile, Share, More features on Kanopy landing page

Setting up Your Kanopy Account

Kanopy does not require an individual to set up an account to use its resources.  However, you will need an account to add videos to a playlist to create clips of film. 

To set up an account:

1). Click on Sign Up in the upper right side of the page. 

Arrow pointing to Sign Up link in Kanopy

2). Complete the registration form

Kanopy registration form - name, username, password and email address

3). Open your email to confirm registration.

NOtice that email has been sent to confirm registration

Email notice to confirm account in Kanopy

4). Account Confirmation

Kanopy Confirmation Page

Creating a Film Clip

if you do not need to view the entire film, you can create clips of portions of the film. 

1). From a film's landing page, click on Create Clip/Playlist.  If you are not logged in, you will be prompted to enter your credentials to login to your account.. 

 

2). You will be prompted to create a new playlist.  If you have existing playlists they will appear as well. 

Screen shot of where to create new playlist

 

3). Click on Edit playlist.

 

4). The entire film will be added to your playlist.  To create a clip, click on Edit 

Click on edit to create a clip

 

5). Go to the section of the film that starts where you want to clip. 

Example To make a  10:30 minute film clip starting at 14:30 minutes into the film and eding at 25:00 minutes, Move the film timeline to 14:30 minutes into the film,   Click in the Start box and then click on capture.  To finish the clip, move the film  timeline to 25:00 minutes, Click in the Stop time box and click on Capture. Click on Save Clip. 

Image of film clip from 14:30 to 25:00 minutes into the film

 

6). The playlist now contains a 10:30 minute clip of the film. You can add additional clips from the same film or other film to the playlist. 

Clipped film of 10 minutes 30 seconds

 

Linking to a Film in Kanopy

1). To link to a film or film clip in Blackboard, click on the Share link and copy the URL.  The URL has the library proxy embedded into it so users will be able to access the film off-campus by entering their FSU credentials. 

Share link highlighted

Kanopy URL to share

 

2). Go to Blackboard and under Course Documents, click on web link. 

Course Documents and Web Link highlighted

 

3). Title the film and enter the URL.  Click on Submit.

Example of title and URL for a film

 

4). The link to the film is now active. Users can click on the link to go to the Kanopy site to view the film.

Complete example of adding URL.

Embedding a Film in Blackboard

1). To link to a film or film clip in Blackboard, click on the Share link and click on Embed.  Copy the code in the Embed this Video box.  .  The code has the library proxy embedded into it so users will be able to access the film off-campus by entering their FSU credentials. 

Share link highlighted

embed and embed code appear

 

2). Go to Blackboard and under Course Documents, click on item. 

highlights course documents and item links

 

3). Title the film and click on the HTML button to toggle to the text editor.  Enter the embed code and  click on Update. Click on Submit.

highlights title box and html text editor button

 

embed code pasted into html text editor

 

 

4). The film is embedded into the document. Users can click on the link to go to the Kanopy site to view the film.

Film is embedded into the document