Kanopy Online Videos

Got Questions?

Click on the chat icon in the lower right side of the page or visit our Ask a Librarian site to search or browse our FAQs.

Provide Feedback

Take our 4-question survey to give feedback on this guide.

What is Kanopy?

Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video platform. The NWTC Library subscribes to over 10,000 of the 15,000 documentaries on this platform.‚Äč

Logging In to Kanopy Videos

You no longer need to create an account to browse the Kanopy collection, watch films, and view playlists in a browser on a computer. 

You do need to create an account if creating watchlists/playlists or watching videos from mobile devices and Chromebooks (download the required Kanopy app first at the App Store or Google Play, then create your account).

Your steps to access Kanopy may differ depending on if you're on campus and how you arrive at Kanopy's website. To get started:

OpenFollowing a link to a film

  1. Below the film's cover image, select Watch now.
    video details page with 'watch now' highlighted
  2. Select Log in to NWTC.
  3. Enter your NWTC ID and password.

OpenFollowing a link to a playlist

  1. Select Log in to NWTC.
  2. Enter your NWTC ID and password.

OpenFrom NWTC's Kanopy landing page

  1. Select Visit the NWTC collection.
    kanopy.com university landing page with 'visit the university collection' highlighted
  2. Select Log in to NWTC (if prompted).
  3. Enter your NWTC ID and password.

OpenFrom kanopy.com

  1. Select Get started.
    kanopy.com landing page with 'get started' highlighted
  2. Select Find your university.
  3. Enter Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and select it from the list.
  4. Select Log in to NWTC (if prompted).
  5. Enter your NWTC ID and password.


For access to more features, create a Kanopy account.

NOTE: If you had a Kanopy account from another school or library, use that account to login, then hover over your name, go to My Account>My Libraries, and choose Add New Library. Select Find Your Library and follow the prompts.

Mobile App

Kanopy requires a mobile app for watching videos on iOS and Android phones, tablets, and Chromebooks. After you download the app, you can click Get Started to set up an account, or Log In if you have previously created an account. 

Through the app you will have access to the complete catalog, your Watchlist, and can continue watching films started on other devices.  

For more information, see Kanopy Mobile Apps and choose your device.

Managing Your Account

  1. Click on your NAME at the top of the page to view the options for managing your account.
  2. The drop-down menu lets you edit/view your dashboard, watchlist, history, memberships and LOG OUT.