This Teachers Guide to Getting Started on SchoolTube using Clever is designed to answer your questions and help you maximize and enjoy SchoolTube when using Clever. Let’s begin!
How do I create a SchoolTube account using Clever?
Since your school/district uses Clever, creating an account is easy. If your school/district is using the Clever SSO system, search for SchoolTube under “available resources” or in the Clever Library. Click on the SchoolTube icon and follow the steps. If your school is not using Clever SSO, open the SchoolTube login page (https://www.schooltube.com/user/login) select the Clever option, and follow the steps. Watch this tutorial on Clever-SchoolTube sign up to learn more.
Is SchoolTube Free?
Yes, the basic version of SchoolTube is free, supported by school-appropriate ads and sponsors. Display ads will appear around the video player and 1 video ad may play before each video, video ads are skippable after 5 seconds. Ad-free options are available. SchoolTube is free for K12 schools in the United States, Canda, United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand.
What services are included in the free version?
With the exception of our Virtual Classroom service, and the Powtoon & Wochit apps, all services below are included in the FREE version of SchoolTube, including:
- Unlimited video uploads, hosting & sharing
- Unlimited personalized channels & playlists
- Automatic English captions and downloadable transcriptions
- Shareable video links and embed code
- YouTube© video linking
- Selfie & screen, webcam, and audio recording tools
- Quiz creation app with analytics and score export
- Video and channel analytics tools
- Video thumbnail management
- Channel administration tools: thumbnail, members, contributors, privacy settings
How do teachers use SchoolTube?
Most commonly teachers use SchoolTube to create or upload and share lesson videos. Teachers and students also find videos created by other teachers to help with their teaching and learning journies. Teachers use SchoolTube instead of YouTube©, which is often blocked or restricted in their schools. SchoolTube is also used in school departments such as HR, PR & Communications, Instructional Technology, Principal’s Office, Library, and more. Watch our School Life on SchoolTube video to see for yourself.
Can my students create SchoolTube accounts?
Students do not need accounts to view their teacher’s videos, only if they need to upload videos or participate in an ad-free program. Students would create accounts using the same Clever process outlined above. Students 13-years or older can create SchoolTube accounts. Students less than 13-years of age require parental or their school’s permission to create an account. Students have access to the same features above, but their videos can not be published without teacher/moderator approval.
Where can I find training materials for SchoolTube?
SchoolTube provides FREE training videos for all our services. Please refer to the Home Page menu bar where under the HELP dropdown you will find links to the SchoolTube Quick Start Guide and User Tutorial Videos. Also found in the menu bar are links to the Virtual Classroom Quick Start Guide, Virtual ClassroomTraining Center, Powtoon Training Center & Wochit Training Center.
What video recording tools are provided on SchoolTube?
SchoolTube offers several free and paid video creation tools as follows:
- Selfie & Screen, Camera Audio Recording Apps (FREE!) Watch the tutorials and training videos.
- Powtoon & Wochit Video Creation Apps
How can I remove ads?
SchoolTube offers an ad-free plan for both individual teachers and schools. The individual teacher plan is $39/year and school/district plans are $2/student/year with available volume, term and bundling discounts. Refer to our Ad-Free Page to learn more.
Does SchoolTube offer a desk-top sharing app like Zoom© or Google Meet©?
Yes! SchoolTube’s Virtual Classroom app is an amazing remote class management platform that enables teachers to host up to 100 students per session with robust features for sharing presentations, videos, quizzes, breakroom rooms, recording & sharing sessions, and much more. Virtual Classroom can be set up on individual teacher accounts ($150/year) or under a school/district-wide plan.