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? SchoolTube is being updated right now and we have a temporary sign up page in place. Just complete the information requested and your account will be activated when the new updates are activated.
How do other teachers and schools use SchoolTube? I 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 its happening at school, and recorded on video, it can and should be shared on SchoolTube.
Does SchoolTube offer resources for starting a school TV news program? Yes, read this blog article on starting a school TV news program. Its 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 www.schooltube.com on your school network, ask your IT director to Contact SchoolTube after which they will likely gladly “whitelist” SchoolTube on your school network.
The All-New SchoolTube launched in August! SchoolTube launched a completely new system in August packed with amazing video management features. Click the link below for a sneak peek. (Student registrations will open in late September.)
What does SchoolTube cost? SchoolTube is a free service supported by school-appropriate ads and sponsors. SchoolTube will again offer ad free plans beginning October once our new system has launched. Plans will include ad-free programs for individual, school and district-wide deployments. Under the ad-free plans, the ads are removed only when a registered user, covered by an ad-free plan, is logged in and viewing. Casual, public, or non signed-in viewers will still see ads.
What is the first step to getting started? Go to SchoolTube.com and click on Sign Up. Create your free account and start uploading videos. Learn how on SchoolTube How-To Channel.
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 though a CSV file upload process. To discuss a student enrollment plan, please contact email@example.com We are currently developing a “join code” which you can share with your students to make enrollment easier. Later in 2020 we will offer integrations with Google Classroom and other school systems to make class, school and district-wide enrollment easier.
What tools does SchoolTube provide for sharing videos? Videos can be shared individually through their unique URL or embedded using their HTML embed code. Under SchoolTube users can create unlimited channels and playlists, which can be shared as well, through their URLs or embed code.
Can I download my video once uploaded, or delete it? You have full ability to download or delete videos once uploaded.
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.
Can I record videos using SchoolTube? Yes, SchoolTube offers a device recording feature as well as device screen and audio capture. Very simple to use and eliminates the need to use multiple systems to create your lesson videos.