Kanopy is a service providing streaming videos for educational purposes. Kanopy has over 26,000 films and documentaries to enhance teaching and learning. 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.
Kanopy is different from most RTC databases. You will need to login twice: once to authenticate as an RTC student/employee, and a second time so that Kanopy can keep track of which videos you have watched and playlists you create.
Questions? Please contact the library at Librarian@RTC.edu.
Searching for a Film
Browse Kanopy films by subject. Major subjects include documentaries, arts, business, education, global studies & languages, health, communications, sciences, and social sciences.
Films on Kanopy can be found in the following ways:
To find a film, enter the term you are looking for in the search box and press Enter on your keyboard or the search button. The most relevant titles will be displayed. You can then use the search filters on the left to filter and narrow your search down to select criteria (such as subject, supplier, year of production, language, etc).
Enabling closed captions, subtitles, and transcripts
Hover your mouse over the CC icon that appears at the bottom right of the video player and select English (or another language if available). You will then see the closed captions appear along the bottom of the screen.
You will also have the option to change the appearance of the closed captions to provide you with a caption viewing experience that will best suit your needs. To do this, select the Captions Settings option in the captions menu.
Once closed captions have been enabled on one film, they will appear on all films (if available) until they are disabled again.
English subtitles will be available for all non-English titles, though there are two ways in which they will appear:
If you are viewing a non-English title and do not see the English subtitles appear, please try enabling them through the caption menu. If they do not appear, please contact us right away.
When viewing from your computer, you’ll also have access to a dynamic transcript that will display lines in time with the video. To access this, click on More and select Transcript while the video is playing. The transcript will appear below the video.
Please see the Kanopy Support page.