SchoolTube provides COPPA and ADA-compliant video creation, hosting, and sharing services for K-12 communities. Within SchoolTube, users have the ability to create unlimited shareable personal channels to organize and share their videos and within those channels create unlimited playlists. Channels can be shared by their URL and customized with a unique banner image.
SchoolTube playlists are very powerful because they allow users to organize videos into preset sequences and playlist pages do no show related content – only the creator’s videos will be displayed, with no related content from any other source on SchoolTube. As such, SchoolTube playlists are great resources for creating video viewing for K12 audiences of all ages. SchoolTube playlists can be shared by their URL and embedded into another webpage.
Sample SchoolTube Channel & Playlist Scenarios:
- A math teacher could create channels that map to their subjects: Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, etc, or, perhaps create channels by grade: Grade 6 Math, Grade 7 math, etc.
- Within the Algebra 1 channel, a teacher could have multiple playlists by unit or section.
- A student video project collection channel – can be public or private
- At the school office, the principal or someone on their staff could create and manage one or more channels for school communications: Principal’s Message, Daily Announcements, HR/Staff Training, Events, Athletics, etc.
- Within the Daily Announcement channel, there could be playlists by week or month.
School district departments generate a tremendous amount of communication and more and more those communications are in video format – especially during Covid-19 times when remote staff meetings are the norm. Here are some examples of channels by the department.
- Instructional Technology: Training channels with playlists by application
- HR: Channels & playlists for Hiring, Onboarding, Benefits, Policies, etc.
- Communications/PR: Superintendent’s Messages, Marketing Videos, Event Videos
- Transportation: Policy Videos, Training, Maintenance,
Adding Members, Contributors, and Managers to Personal Channels.
It is very common across all levels of school operation to have multiple staff involved in creating videos or content. For example, teachers often rely on co-teachers or assistants in managing their classroom. Within school and district departments multiple staff are often called upon to create and manage department communications. SchoolTube supports this need by allowing channel owners to add users to their channels with various levels of access/control as shown below. Watch this video on how to add members to a SchoolTube channel to learn more.
- Members (view-only)
- Contributors (add videos)
- Moderators (approve videos)
- Managers (full control)
Public vs Private Channels.
All channels on SchoolTube can be created and shared with a Public or Private status. Under Public status, anyone can watch the videos. Under Private status, just those SchoolTube users who have been added to the channel as Members, Contributors, Moderators or Managers, can watch those videos. Read our blog article on Creating Private Viewing on SchoolTube to learn more on this subject.
Getting Started with SchoolTube
As you can see, SchoolTube channels and playlists allow teachers, school and district staff to tailor their video organization and sharing to match their needs and processes. If you are not a SchoolTube user, we encourage you to create your FREE SchoolTube account today.