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A Faculty Guide to Kanopy Streaming Video: Check Expiration Dates for Kanopy Licenses

How faculty can find, request, and link to Kanopy streaming videos, and also check license expiration dates.


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    Kanopy only sells licenses for videos, not the videos themselves.  The licenses expire after one year.  If it's been a while since you last used a particular Kanopy video, or if you have found an interesting Kanopy video that is already licensed, before assigning it to your students, follow the simple steps below to make sure that the license for it is still active.



OneSearch - The Immigration Paradox - Books & Media CSUSB

1.  Enter the title of the video and select Books & Media (CSUSB).


   Availability - Available Online; Resource Type - Video.

2.  Under Refine my results on the left of the screen, select Video  and Available Online, then click Apply Filters.  This step narrows your search results to streaming video.


The Immigration Paradox - Available online

3.  Click on the title of the video or on Available online, either one--it doesn't matter.


Available online at: Kanopy Streaming Video Requires a faculty request.  Sorry, no student requests.

4 A.  If the next screen says: Available online at: Kanopy Streaming Video: Requires a faculty request, the video is not currently licensed and must be requested as follows:

  • Click the Kanopy Streaming Video: Requires a faculty request link to go to the video in Kanopy.  
  • Videos that are not licensed should have a request form below the video window.  Fill it out and submit it.  These requests go to Librarian Bonnie Petry.  If the license purchase is approved (remember these are dependent on available funding and must be required viewing for your students), you will have access to the video within 3 working days.
  • If an unlicensed video does not have a request form, then please use the Pfau Library's Faculty Video Request Form instead.


Kanopy Streaming Video: CSUSB Licensed Titles. Licensed for unlimited viewing until 2022-03-14.

4 B.  If the next screen says: Available online at: Kanopy Streaming Video: CSUSB Licensed Titles and Licensed for unlimited viewing until [a date], the date is day the license expires.

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