Q. Can Faculty Still Use Kanopy Films for Their Courses?
Yes, films can still be streamed for courses using the Kanopy service!
UTSA Libraries has changed our Kanopy service, going to a partially mediated version, where some films now must go through a request process. Many films, however, are still available "on demand"
You will see a request link on the film in Kanopy if the title is no longer available “on demand." Please fill out a course reserve request form for that title. This will be the most efficient and quick way to secure your film. (We also recommend using the course request form for any streaming film, even if it's currently available "on demand." This can prevent streaming services from pulling films without notifying us ahead of time.)
We've had to make these changes, because the costs for the service have been rising and were no longer sustainable. Many other libraries have adopted this model or dropped Kanopy altogether.
Please note that we have two additional major streaming resources: Films on Demand and Alexander Street Press (please see the links below.) The Libraries also have a considerable BluRay & DVD collection and can obtain physical DVDs using Get It For Me.
If you have any questions about the new Kanopy model or reserving material for your courses, please contact the Librarian for your program, using the Find A Librarian link below.
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