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Streaming Video Help Guide



Links to Kanopy DB

Create an Account

NOTE: It is not necessary to create a Kanopy account if you simply want to watch videos.

Creating a personal account allows you to:

  1. Save videos to your Watchlist to view later.
  2. Create clips and playlists.
  3. Use Kanopy on mobile apps.

Create a Kanopy account

  1. Navigate to Kanopy
  2. Click "Log in to Kapiolani"
  3. If you just want to access Kanopy without creating a personal account, sign in with UH Username and start searching for videos.
  4. To create a personal account, we recommend selecting "Sign Up with Google" and logging in with your UH username and password.

Information for instructors

Assigning Kanopy Films to Your Classes

Unlike our Films on Demand subscription, the current pricing model for unlicensed Kanopy films costs the library $2 a play for films the library has not licensed in advance. If you would like to assign a film to your students, we can look into licensing the film if you decide to include it in your curriculum to save the library from having to pay higher fees.

Please let us know: 

  • How many sections you will assign the video to
  • Max number of students per section
  • The title or a link to the film in Kanopy
  • Please email 

Kanopy Licensed Videos at KapCC

The following titles have been licensed from Kanopy. A licensing fee was paid by the library, so each play does not accrue a $2 per play fee throughout the duration of the start and end dates listed below. Please feel free to assign liberally. Also, please contact the library if you are interested in licensing additional titles in Kanopy. 

Download Mobile & TV Apps and Stream Videos

You must Create a Kanopy account in order to view Kanopy films on mobile devices and TV apps.

Mobile Apps