How do I post a Tufts Library Kanopy video link in Canvas?
Kanopy is a service providing streaming videos for educational purposes. Major subjects covered include: the arts, business and training, health sciences, media and communication, natural sciences, social sciences, and teacher education. Users can search, browse and see previews of videos.
All Tufts University account owners (instructors / staff / students) can access the Tufts Libraries Kanopy video collection and post a link to a Kanopy video on a Canvas course site.
Go to any of the Tufts University Libraries and search for the Kanopy video Database
Note: You will need to log into the Tufts Libraries to access the Kanopy video database.
Once on the Kanopy site, search for a video.
A video search results panel will be displayed.
To preview a video, click on the video name
This displays the video in preview mode.
This displays the sharing options for this video, which includes a link to the Kanopy video.
Copy the Kanopy link to your computer's clipboard (Command-C MAC or CTRL-C Windows)
Post the link to the Kanopy video in any Canvas text box or in any Canvas Module
Canvas Text Box:
Go to the Canvas text box you want to link the Kanopy video, highlight the text you want to serve as the link to the video and click on the Link icon
This displays the Link to Website URL panel.
Paste the Kanopy link into the box (Command-V MAC or CTRL-V Windows) and click Update Link
This inserts the link into the text box.
Note: As an alternative, you can paste the link into the text box without using the linking icon. In this case, the link itself will serve as the linking text.
Note: The example above is a Canvas Pages text box. Kanopy videos can be linked in any Canvas text box (Announcements / Pages / Syllabus / Assignments / Discussions / Quizzes).
Go to the Canvas Module you want to link the Kanopy video and click Add Item (+)
This displays the Add Item panel.
Click in the Add dropdown box and select External URL
This displays the Add External URL panel.
Paste the Kanopy URL into the URL box, enter a Name for the link, then click Add Item
This adds the Kanopy link to the Canvas Module.
Note: Make sure to Publish the Module Link so students can access it.