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Kanopy Streaming Media Database: About Kanopy
Streaming Media

Kanopy Content

Login with your wID and password to access these collections when you're off campus.

These are some of the most popular and recognizable producers. A full list (supplier filter) is available inside the database.

Films and Universal Design

Using Media to Enhance Teaching

Full-length videos and clips like those that are available in Kanopy can help you achieve Universal Design for Learning (UDL). UDL is a teaching approach that lets students access the same material in more than one format. It can help create an equitable learning environment and improve student success.

Learn More:


Davies, P. L., Schelly, C. L., Spooner, C. L., & University, C. S. (2013). Measuring the effectiveness of Universal Design for Learning intervention in postsecondary education. Journal Of Postsecondary Education & Disability, 26(3), 195-220.

Al-Azawei, A., Serenelli, F., & Lundqvist, K. (2016). Universal Design for Learning (UDL): A content analysis of peer-reviewed journal papers from 2012 to 2015. Journal Of The Scholarship Of Teaching And Learning, 16(3), 39-56.

Kanopy Streaming Media

Kanopy LogoThis is an information guide and tutorial for the Kanopy streaming video database. Kanopy is an online collection of high-quality, independent feature films, documentaries, and educational videos that can be viewed from most devices (with Internet connection) and that can be embedded into Canvas or a Los Rios Google apps created website.

You can find Kanopy videos through OneSearch or by going directly into the database:

Checking the Expiration Date for a Kanopy Film in OneSearch

You can double check the expiration date for a Kanopy film in OneSearch by searching for the title.

For example:

  1. Go to the library homepage
  2. In the OneSearch search box search by the title
  3. A search for Moonlight, you can see in the results it says “Video” Moonlight search in OneSearch
  4. When you click on the title you get more information about the film. Underneath the link to access it through Kanopy it will have the expiration date:

Kanopy film expiration date in OneSearch


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