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Satisfy your binge-watching needs with Kanopy

12 February 2019

Over the past several years we have gotten a bit of experience with providing streaming access to individual films for our students and faculty, but starting the new year we offer access to the collections of Kanopy, making over 30.000 films and documentaries available.

Kanopy is, by far, the largest collection of such materials we have offered, with about 30,000 films available. The platform provides access to award-winning documentaries, training films and indie films on every topic imaginable from such distributors as Criterion and PBS. New titles are added each month.

Each video can be watched either on-campus or off-campus locations on any device, and each can be viewed by multiple users simultaneously. Links to individual films or collections can be included in course syllabi or other teaching materials. Public performance rights are included and nearly all films are provided with captions and transcripts.

Open Kanopy via the Catalogue and click 'Sign up' (top right corner). Create an account using your Leiden credentials (umail or .leidenuniv.nl). Once you signed up, you will receive an email from Kanopy asking to verify your email address. Click the button 'Verify my Email' in your email to complete creating your account.

Once you created your account, log in to your Kanopy account. When you have selected a movie you will be asked to select your library. Select 'Leiden University' and click 'Go'. 

Kanopy is also available through an app (Android and Apple). For access first follow the instruction above.  Then download the app and log in. 

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