Kanopy Online Videos

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What is Kanopy?

Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video platform that offers access to over 30,000 documentaries.

Is Kanopy Free?

The NWTC Library pays $2 each time a student or instructor accesses a video.  They can view that video as often as they need to for 3 days before the Library is charged again. 

This pay-per-use model is an experiment. The NWTC Library has a limited budget dedicated to this resource and will limit the selection if usage exceeds the budget. Any videos that were used often for classes would be licensed for continued usage.  

First Time Users

To set up your NWTC Kanopy account:

  • Click on the Log In To NWTC button button on Kanopy's homepage. 
  • You will be brought to Step 3 of 4 where you will have to click Log In To NWTC button again. 
  • Enter your NWTC ID and password in the pop-up window. 
  • Complete the account registration by entering your
    • Name
    • NWTC email (firstname.lastname@mymail.nwtc.edu - Do not use your personal email or NWTC ID#@nwtc.edu)
    • Password
  • Click on the Sign Up button
  • Check your NWTC Email for a verification email from Kanopy
  • Click on Verify Email to complete the registration process

Future Log Ins:

  • Click the Log In button button in the upper right-hand corner of the screen 
  • Enter your NWTC email and password.

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 offers mobile apps for iOS and Android phones and tablets. 

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. 
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