Link to Kanopy Videos in TCU Online

Kanopy, a new multidisciplinary educational video database, is now branching into popular, Hollywood and foreign film as well. Performance rights are included with videos in this database. Clips, playlists and embedding are possible. Links are available from “Share/embed” within each video record. Faculty can review this database and receive support for Kanopy through the Library.

There are two ways to display these videos in TCU Online: Create a Link as a Topic or Create a Hyperlink. See the instructions below for both options.

Create a Link as a Topic

Follow these steps to create a topic in your TCU Online module that links to a Kanopy video:

  1. Find the video you wish to use and go to that video’s page.
  2. On the video’s page, click the Share button to get the embed code.
    Kanopy Share
  3. Then select Embed.
    Kanopy Embed
  4. Within the embed code, you should see a link that starts with should look something like this:
  5. Copy that link (Control + C on a PC or Command + C on a Mac).
  6. Open your course in TCU Online then select Content on the nav bar.
  7. Select the module you want to place the link into.
  8. Select Upload/Create, then Create a Link.
    Create a link
  9. Paste the URL (from step 5) you copied from Kanopy into the URL field.  Add a title to the link, then check the box for Open as an External Resource. Click Create.
    New Link

Create a Hyperlink

Follow these steps to create a link to a Canopy video within a text editor/topic:

  1. Find the video you wish to use and go to that video’s page.
  2. On the video’s page, click the Share button to get the embed code.
    Kanopy Share
  3. Then select Share, then select the url under “Share Link“.Kanopy Share Link
  4. Copy that link (Control + C on a PC or Command + C on a Mac).
  5. Open your course in TCU Online then select Content on the nav bar.
  6. Select the module you want to place the link into, and then either Create a File, or select an existing topic that contains a text editor.
  7. Add your text content to the page, and wherever you would like to paste the video, select the Insert QuickLink icon.
    Kanopy Insert Quicklink
  8. Scroll down then select URL.
    Insert QuickLink URL
  9. Paste the URL (from step 4) from Kanopy into the URL field, add a Title, and select Target: New Window.
    Insert QuickLink Setup
  10. The Hyperlink will display in your text editor. Click Update or Save & Close.
    Kanopy Hyperlink

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