How do I create a clip in Kanopy?


Kanopy is a streaming video database that can be browsed or searched through the library's main search bar.

Before you can create a clip, you first need to register and create a free individual user account, this does not need to be your CSUDH credentials.

Once you have logged in under your account, you can create a clip in Kanopy:

  • Select the video from which you would like to make a clip
  • Click the '+Create Clip/Playlist' option underneath the video in the "More" button

Create clip screenshot in Kanopy

  • Either 'Create a new playlist' or within an existing Playlist, click 'Add video'
  • Click 'Edit playlist'
  • In the Editing a Playlist screen, click 'Edit' for the video for which you would like to create a clip
  • In the Clip creation page, set the start and stop times, then save the clip.  Click 'Save Changes' at the bottom of the screen before you move on

  • To view the clip you have created, choose the appropriate playlist title.  The clips (or saved full videos) will appear in a column to the right of the video.  Click on the clip title to play.

To share the link to the clip, click 'Share/Embed' button and copy the link provided


  • Last Updated Sep 23, 2019
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  1. Is it possible to create a screenshot of frame in film I'm watching (I want to paint it!)? When I make a screen shot and paste in Paint program, the actual film screen comes up black; there's no film image! How can I fix that? Thank you.
    by PDLee on Apr 29, 2020
  2. Thanks for your question! This is likely a feature of Kanopy that adheres to their Terms of Service in that "you may not: (i) use, capture" copyrighted materials:
    by CSUDH Library on Apr 30, 2020