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Guide to Using Video: Linking to Videos in Canvas

Embedding a Films on Demand Video

Linking to Kanopy and Swank Videos

Videos from Kanopy and Swank can be inserted into Canvas as you would any other link from a web site. Your librarian will send you the link to use when you request a license for a title.

For titles already licensed in Kanopy :

  • Copy the URL from the browser toolbar.
  • Kanopy's embed codes also seem to work, but it is recommended to also include a link as a best practice, since students sometimes have trouble with embedded videos.

For titles already licensed in Swank:

Copy the URL from Swank and keep only the yellow piece, i.e. the part that begins with valencia310687. Add that piece to Use the resulting URL. Ask your librarian if you need assistance. 

West Campus Librarians

The Valencia College libraries do not welcome solicitation of resources to be added to our LibGuides. This includes but is not limited to vendors, search engine optimizers, placement of ads, products, or any other requests. Our LibGuides are carefully curated resources developed in partnership with faculty, staff, and students to support specific assignments, courses, events, and other related purposes at Valencia College. The Valencia libraries reserve the right to ignore LibGuide resource solicitations, and/or block persistent requests from groups or individuals to add or promote links in our LibGuides.