Kanopy is a streaming service offering documentaries, foreign films, and classic and Independent films. Davidson College students, faculty, and staff have unmediated access to certain collections within the Kanopy streaming service. See the list below for the collections available unmediated. Films in these collections can be watched in full or partially by anyone at Davidson College. Upon the 4th view of a title that goes beyond 30 seconds, a 12-month license is purchased, this license is as high as $135.00. For a list of titles already licensed by Davidson College, see the link below to the Google spreadsheet "Current Kanopy Licenses."
For mediated collections, faculty can request immediate license purchase of required films for a course on the Kanopy platform. Simply fill out the form and indicate which course the film is required viewing. Please allow 5- 7 days for a request to process through the library and Kanopy, although in most cases requests are fulfilled in 2-3 days. Prices vary. If you want to know the price of any title before you request the purchase, contact Kelly Denzer (firstname.lastname@example.org). Once the license is purchased, the title is available for all Davidson student/faculty/staff and can be found on Kanopy through a search for the title for the length of the license (usually 12 months).
Kanopy supports simultaneous usage on all films so multiple users can access the same film on their own devices at the same time.
Once the purchase of a license is triggered at the 4th view of a title for more than 30 secs., Davidson College has unlimited viewing access to the film for 12 months. Linked below are the titles Davidson College has licensed over the past 12 months and will not trigger an additional charge to our library.
Click on this Spreadsheet to view Davidson College Current Kanopy Licenses
This list is updated monthly, as new titles become available, and old titles fall off.
Creating an account in Kanopy is optional. Using the library link for you will automatically be recognized as a Davidson affiliated user.
If you would like to preview a movie: Trailers are available on some titles on Kanopy while using the web platform. If available, you will see a Trailer button below the video player. Simply click this button to view. Trailers are provided by a third-party (Youtube). This is the best option for a preview and will not cost Davidson the additional 31+ sec view that could lead to an unnecessary license purchase.
Kanopy films are available to Davidson College students, staff, and faculty through the Davidson Kanopy site. To log-in, you will be sent to the Single Sign On page and gain access with your Davidson College credentials. If faculty request specific films for courses, the titles are accessible to all Davidson College students, staff, and faculty. To share a link on your syllabus or Moodle classroom, use the "share" option located below the film title.
When a clip or playlist is created, it has a unique URL and can be made public or kept private. The URL can be shared with others via email or otherwise, and there is a unique embed code for it as well. All clips and playlists will be saved on the platform for you under your profile, so that it is not lost and you can always revisit it (unless you manually delete the clip/playlist).
To select the clip that you want in your playlist, you can either:
- Click the player to start the film. When you want your clip to start, click "Capture" next to "Start Time". Then click "Capture" next to "Stop Time" when you want the clip to end.
- Enter in the timecodes manually.
Once you are happy with your clip, click "Save Clip"