Getting started with SchoolTube is easy, but we thought we’d outline some of the steps, FAQ’s and elements to clarify the process for beginners. SchoolTube is a very powerful tool for K-12 educators. So much learning is now being done online and SchoolTube offers the safety and protection of a video hosting site that is dedicated to K-12 educators, administrators, and students.
What is SchoolTube? SchoolTube is a free video-hosting site 100% dedicated to the K-12 environment. What makes SchoolTube safe for K-12 schools is our proprietary process for reviewing and approving student video submissions. Once a teacher is approved as a verified educator, they act as moderators to review and approve student videos. Moderators are also free to post and share their own videos without further review. See below for information on ad-free plans.
Is SchoolTube part of YouTube? Nope, no connection whatsoever!
How do I sign up? Just follow the registration link below. After completing the form you will receive an invitation to activate your free account. Please use a school-issued email address to expedite the process (non-Gmail, Hotmail, etc)
How do teachers and schools use SchoolTube? We like to say school life is on SchoolTube. Teachers create and share lesson videos, they find and share videos created by others, students upload their video-based assignments and projects, schools and districts share announcement videos, meeting recordings, event recordings, training videos, and much more. If it’s happening at school and recorded on video, it can and should be shared on SchoolTube. You can even safely share YouTube videos through SchoolTube!
Does SchoolTube offer resources for starting a school TV news program? Yes, read this blog article on starting a school TV news program. It’s packed with tips and info. Also, watch our video on starting a school TV news program.
Can I access SchoolTube on my School network? Yes, because of our content moderation process, there is no inappropriate content on SchoolTube making it safe for in-school and on-school network use. If you are blocked from https://www.schooltube.com on your school network, ask your IT director to review and unblock to domains found on our Whitelisting SchoolTube Guide.
What does SchoolTube cost? SchoolTube is a free service for K-12 schools located in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom Australia, and New Zealand supported by school-appropriate ads and sponsors.
Ad-Free Plan. SchoolTube now offers an ad-free plan designed to cover all registered SchoolTube users at a school including teachers, administrators, students, and parents. SchoolTube Ad-Free can be deployed at a single school, select schools or district-wide. Users must be logged in to trigger the ad-free viewing.
Are there limits to what I can upload? SchoolTube offers unlimited video hosting with a maximum file size of 2-gigabytes. You are also restricted from uploading inappropriate content. Your account will be deleted if found to be sharing obscene, profane, or insensitive material.
How do my students join SchoolTube. Students can sign up individually or we can enroll them through a CSV file upload process. To discuss a student enrollment plan, please contact email@example.com Later in 2020, we will offer integrations with Google Classroom and other school systems to make class, school and district-wide enrollment easier.
How can videos on SchoolTube be shared? Videos can be shared individually through their unique URL or embedded using their HTML embed code. Additionally, under SchoolTube users can create unlimited brandable channels and playlists, which can be shared by their URLs or embed code (independent playlist only).
Does SchoolTube offer Closed Captioning? Yes! One of the best aspects of SchoolTube is that it includes free, automated closed captions, which can be added to any video with just a couple click. Learn More.
Does SchoolTube offer training resources? Absolutely! You can find all our user training resources and tips on the SchoolTube How-To Channel. We also offer free training on film production, editing, lighting, scripting, and much more under the SchoolTube University Channel.