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This guide contains resources to help you complete your video assignment. Below you will find

  • links to schedule appointments, book space or reserve equipment 
  • links to join the library's subscription to WeVideo and Powtoon
  • recommended resources to help outline and plan your video
  • step-by-step instructions for how to use different digital tools

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Get help from the library media studio

The Media Studio provides consultations as well as access to space, software and state-of-the-art equipment to support students in the creation of digital assignments.

Choosing the right video editor

The media studio provides access to two web-based applications: Powtoon and WeVideo. More video editing options are available in the Editing Suites, including iMovie, Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premier Pro. 

The right choice for your project will depend on a number of factors, including the style of video you want to create and your comfort level with video editing tools.


  • Beginner level tool
  • Like a fancy version of PowerPoint ​
  • Create videos using animated characters and objects or stock images.
  • Includes a library of media to use in your video
  • Upload your own images, audio or short video clips. ​
  • Add text, transitions and music.​
  • Not a video editor.
  • The finished product will have a watermark in the righthand corner. 

Create a Powtoon account

Help Guide: Create an Animated Video with Powtoon


  • Beginner level tool
  • Similar to iMovie ​
  • Online video editor to clip, layer, and combine different video and image files.​
  • Add text, transitions and different effects. ​
  • Includes a library of stock images, videos, music and sound effects 
  • No watermark

Create a WeVideo account

Help Guide: Edit Video: WeVideo

Note: Students have access to the library's subscription to these tools for one semester at a time. 

Resources to help with planning your video

Link to Guide: Create a Script for Your Digital ProjectLink to Guide: Create a Storyboard for your Digital ProjectLink to Online Module: Scripting & Storyboarding

Resources to find media

Video: What are Creative Commons Licenses?Link to Guide: Find Audio, Images and video for remixingLink to video: Find Freely Licensed Media to use in Your Digital Project

Resources to help with recording audio

Link to Guide: Record Audio with AudacityOnline Module: Audacity TutorialLink to Guide: Record Audio on your computer or phone

Resources to help with creating your video

Link to Guide: Edit Video: iMovieLink to Guide: Edit Video WevideoLink to Guide: Make an Animated Video

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