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Streaming video

What's in SWANK?

Stream feature films are chosen by Canisius faculty to support courses from studios like MGM, Paramount, and Sony. Stream 24/7 on or off-campus. Must have a MyCanisius login to access off-campus.


The following films are available through SWANK from March 23, 2020, until June 30, 2020. 


How to play films

PC or MAC desktop

Once you've selected your movie on a PC or MAC, hit play to start. Swank indicated that the latest Chrome of Firefox compatible w/o extra software, though Chrome plays better.

Android or IOS

Once you've selected your movie on an Android or iOS device the movie will ask to open in the Swank app. Tap Open to start. Requires the Swank app.


Kanopy is a streaming video database.  The library has access to the following titles.


AVON - Academic video online

‚ÄčAcademic Video Online is the most comprehensive video subscription available to libraries. It delivers ~ 68,000 titles spanning the widest range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more.  


  • Playlists can be created and shared
  • Clipping functionality
  • Transcripts available
  • Selected content can be sent to a mobile device.
  • Permalinks are provided for embedding on other sites.
  • Comprehensive permission for in-class, on-campus, and remote viewing.