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Welcome to 2023!

We are very excited to see new and familiar faces back on campus!

Kanopy User Guide

Log in

1. Go to Kanopy by clicking in your web browser.


2.  Click the Log In To HCCC button.

Screenshot of Kanopy for Hudson County Community College. Red button that says LOG IN TO HCCC is circled.


3. Click the Log In To HCCC button again in the middle of the screen.

Screenshot of Kanopy. White page that says Access Kanopy Through Your University. Use your Hudson County Community College login to connect with Kanopy. Red button that says LOG IN TO HCCC.

4. Fill out your HCCC username and password. Then click the login button.

Screenshot of HCCC off campus login screen.


After a successful login, you're ready to go.


Films on Kanopy can be found in the following ways:

1. Browsing by subject

Use the "Browse Subjects" dropdown feature at the top of the website to navigate to find films on particular topics.

Kanopy browse by subject and search box

2. Searching by keywords

Use the search box to search for a topic, film title, filmmaker, or person.

Screenshot of Kanopy search box with NRA typed in search box and videos showing that is related to the search


1. Hover your mouse over the desired video, then left click to enter the video page.

Screenshot of film summary of Difret. Orange button at the bottom that says Watch. Gray button next to it that says + My List. Next to the summary is the film Millennium Actress.


2. Click on the Play button to play it.

Screenshot of unplayed film NRA Under Fire. Play button in the middle of the video.


Closed Captions (optional)

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.


1. Click on a video you'd like to recommend to enter the video page.

Screenshot of Kanopy video called The Mole Agent.

2. Click on the Share button.

Screenshot of The Mole Agent movie. Gray Share button highlighted.

3. Copy the Share link and paste to share. To share to your social media, select a media icon and follow the steps.

Screenshot of Share options. Social media buttons of Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, LinkedIn, Digg, and Email. Share link bar with URL link of film.


To embed a film :

1. Click the "Share" button that appears below the video player and select the Embed tab.

Embed button highlighted next to Share. Box with embed code for websites.

2. Copy the HTML code that appears in the box and paste it into CANVAS or other websites.

Get help

If you have any question that is not covered in this guide, please check the Kanopy Help Center

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