These 4 Tips for Creating Private Video Viewing for K12 Schools could not come at a better time. With the uptick in Covid-forced school closings, more and more teaching content is being shared by video with students. In some cases, teachers and schools desire to create private video viewing environments and this is fully supported on SchoolTube. Learn best practices for creating private video viewing for K12 audiences by reviewing these 4 tips now.
Note: In all cases below, the viewer must also have a SchoolTube user account. To make this easy, SchoolTube supports multiple single sign-on options (SSO) including Clever, Google Classroom, and Schoology. Once SSO is active, users can quickly and safely create FREE SchoolTube accounts.
Create Private Video Viewing by Publishing to the Default Private Channel for your School
Each school on SchoolTube by default has a public and private channel. Anyone can watch videos saved under the public channel, however, only those who created SchoolTube user accounts under your school can watch videos in the default private channels. All students who create accounts on SchoolTube under your school are automatically added to the Default Private Channel. It is important for students to create accounts in order for the full utility of the private channel to be enjoyed.
Create Private Video Viewing by using a Private Personal Channel
Teachers and moderators can also crate personal private channels, for example, a private channel specific to a class, group, subject, or department. Private personal channels are also a great way to create a collector channel for student productions – simply add the students as contributors allowing only the teacher to see the videos. The main caveat is that the viewers all must have SchoolTube accounts and must be added to the channel under the Edit/Users tabs as Members.
Create Private Video Viewing by Utilizing the Co-Viewer Feature
The co-viewer feature is great for when you want to share your video with a single person or small group of existing SchoolTube users. Each viewer must have an existing SchoolTube account. Upload your video, save it as private, then go to the video Edit page, then select Collaboration, and under there type in the SchoolTube username/email of your co-viewers, give each co-view status, and save.
Tips: Enable Subscriptions so that your channel members can find your channel easily under their Subscription tab in the dropdown menu.
Restrict Seeing Related Videos by Using Channel Playlists
Channel Playlist pages do not show related content, which are videos created by other SchoolTube users that are similar in topic or context. As such the only videos that are immediately viewable by your target viewer are those in the playlist. Other videos can be found by using the Search bar, but none are offered as related content alongside the playlist. Channel Playlists are a great way to share your content – we can not stress this enough! Watch this video to learn how: How to Create Channel Playlists
Getting Started with SchoolTube
Getting started with SchoolTube is easy. First, we encourage you to watch this 6-minute overview of SchoolTube to learn more. If you are an individual teacher, you can create a FREE SchoolTube account by following the steps in our guide: Getting Started with SchoolTube for Teachers. If you are a school or district administrator and would like to discuss implementing SchoolTube for all your teachers, staff, and students, please connect with us using our Contact Us form.