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Kanopy: Creating your User Profile

Gain instant access to thousands of classic feature films, documentaries, and educational programs.

You are not required to have a Kanopy user profile for access. However, there are a number of benefits to having a Kanopy user profile:
  • App use: A profile allows you to use Kanopy on device apps such as IOS, Android, etc.
  • Power User Features: You can make use of the "power user" features on Kanopy such as clips, playlists, and watchlist creation tools, etc
  • Tailored content experience: With your profile, you can have a more personalized experience by tailoring the website to be more geared to the films you are interested in based on what you have watched previously
  • Disability controls: you can set disability controls via your user settings.  For example, you can set your profile to permanently show films with the captions on
  • Moving between libraries: users often move between libraries (e.g. someone moves location or moves between colleges). With your profile, you can simply log into Kanopy at your new library and carry with you all of your settings, playlists, watchlists, etc
  • Customer support: your profile allows Kanopy to more easily and quickly handle your customer support inquiries, because we can rapidly match your inquiries to your user profile to diagnose issues
  • Manage multiple libraries: some users have access to Kanopy via multiple libraries (for example, if they work at multiple colleges). You can easily add multiple libraries to your "memberships" on your settings and thereby profile all films you have access to
  • User Dashboard: You get a user dashboard to manage your settings and access lots of great features
​Features on the User Profile Dashboard:
  • My Watchlist: You can create watchlists of your favorite films - and share these or store them for later reference
  • Recently Viewed: You maintain a log of your viewing history - for your reference and for finding other like film suggestions.
  • My Comments: You can keep a record of comments you have posted on films and see who may have responded or also commented on those films
  • My Playlists: You can edit films (e.g. create clips and playlists) - and share these or store them for later reference. These will be stored for you on this tab
  • My Memberships: You can add your library and institution memberships here to have the links to the resources you have available at different libraries

Creating your User Profile
1. On the Kanopy web page click "Sign Up".
2. You can create your Kanopy account by using your Facebook or Google account. You can also use an email account of your choice. Click Sign up to complete the process.