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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.

Click Share

This displays the sharing options for this video, which includes a link to the Kanopy video.

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.

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.

Click Save/Publish/Post

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).


Canvas Module:

This displays the Add Item panel.

Click in the Add dropdown box and select External URL

This displays the Add External URL panel.

This adds the Kanopy link to the Canvas Module.

Note: Make sure to Publish the Module Link so students can access it.