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Hospitality: Streaming Video


Kanopy  provides on-demand streaming video for over 12,000 educational films; Students can search by topic to find award winning documentaries, training videos and theatrical releases. 

Getting Started with Kanopy

First things first--you don't need to create an account to use Kanopy.  Once you've logged in with your RAM ID if off-campus, or access Kanopy from on-campus, you have the option of creating a  user account.  What are the benefits of doing this?

  • You can edit films (e.g. create clips and playlists) and store these for later reference
  • You can create watchlists of your favorite films and store these for later reference
  • You can keep a record of your viewed films for your reference (and for finding other film suggestions)
  • You can optimize your user experience, as when you log in we can ensure to tailor the user experience and profile the films most relevant to you.

You can create a personal user account on Kanopy by selecting the "Sign in" button at the top right of the Kanopy website and creating a user profile.

Additional help can be found at For Viewers Help

Films on Demand (FOD)

FIlms on Demand iconFilms on Demand  is an online library of streaming videos, covering a wide range of topics. many relating to culinary arts and hospitality.  There are approximately 15,000 films.

You can access Films on Demand from the library website's Articles and Databases page.

Links to individual film titles and segments can be shared with your students via Insight, email or your personal website.  Off-campus users will be prompted to login (see getting started video to the right)

You can also created customized lists of films, and organize favorites into folders.

Questions? Contact the library.


Creating FOD Accounts

Go to Films on Demand. You'll be asked to log in with your RAM ID if off-campus. You have the option of creating a personal user account.  What are the benefits of doing this?

  • Allows you to tag and save favorites for easy recall
  • Lets you curate your own lists of films and segments, that can be shared with your students
  • Gives you control of user settings including playback rate and automatic startup of close captioning

To create an account, click on My Films in upper right corner, and select Create Account from the dropdown menu. 

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