Frequently Asked Questions
How to I set up my free SchoolTube account?
- Easy! Go to https://www.schooltube.com/create-account
What is SchoolTube?
- SchoolTube is a free service designed to meet the video hosting needs of K12 schools.
- SchoolTube is a moderated site for school video hosting and sharing. Verified educators act as gatekeepers to review student videos before they publishe on the platform.
- All videos published on SchoolTube have been approved by a verified educator
- Teachers and students can upload unlimited videos.
Why do schools like SchoolTube?
- SchoolTube provides a safe place for students to post and share their videos.
- SchoolTube is free.
- SchoolTube is firewall friendly – no open access to the internet or questionable content.
- SchoolTube is endorsed by leading education associations and therefore whitelisted on most school district’s firewalls
Can Students see other student videos?
- Yes, this is the best part of SchoolTube! Students can see videos produced by other students from around the country.
- SchoolTube offers search tools to find videos fast.
How do Teachers use SchoolTube?
- Teachers use SchoolTube as a central point for their students to post their video projects.
- Teachers create a free account, upload their own videos, discover videos for their lessons, and encourage their students to share their work.
- Teachers also create their own videos of lessons or demonstrations and post them to their channel to share with students and with the SchoolTube community.
How do Schools and Districts use SchoolTube?
- Schools and districts can create their own dedicated SchoolTube channel for storing and sharing videos and use video links and video embed codes to share videos across school and district websites.
- Schools and districts encourage their educators to sign up for SchoolTube to take advantage of a safe and trusted video hosting and sharing environment for students.
- Beginning in the 2nd Quarter of 2018, SchoolTube will offer integrated closed captioning to help schools and districts meet web accessibility best practices standards. (replace standards with best practices.
How can videos on SchoolTube be shared?
- SchoolTube users, which can be teachers, principals, students, can share their SchoolTube channel link, individual video links use social media sharing links to quickly share videos.
- Videos on SchoolTube can be inserted directly onto teacher, school and district websites by using an embed code that is associated with each video. The video will then display under a thumbnail image and play directly on the site.
Why does SchoolTube serve ads?
- SchoolTube is a free service for schools. We offset our operating costs by serving school and age-appropriate ads. Many free services used by schools are supported by advertising. In mid-2018, SchoolTube will offer ad-free service for a small annual premium.