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Edit Video: WeVideo

What is a WeVideo Teacher Account?

A WeVideo Teacher account allows you and your students to collaborate in real time and create shared projects all in one place. The Media Studio can set up you and your students accounts through our educational license. This will ensure that you have access to features like the royalty-free media library, and creativity tools like green screen, motion titles and education-friendly templates. Through our license, you are not limited to just video, but can also create GIFs, podcasts and screen recordings.

To get set up with a WeVideo teacher account, please contact us by emailing the library.

Step 1: Create a Group

By putting your students into groups, students can collaborate and access shared media, and you can have visibility into all your students’ projects.

To create a new group, select “Groups” in the top right-hand corner of your dashboard.

Arrow pointing to groups in the top right corner of the dashboard

On your groups page, you will be able to view all your existing groups. 

  1. Select “Create Group”.

Select create group

When you create a group, you will need to give your group a new name. You will then be prompted to add members to this group by selecting individuals from the members list, or selecting individuals from previously made groups. When you are done, select “Create”.

Give your new group a name

Note: There are no limits to the amount of groups you can create! Therefore if you want to split your class into groups of 5, you can do so by creating multiple groups.

Step 2: Create a Project

Setting up a project is similar to setting up a folder for different video edits, with the additional ability to control how group members can work with one another within these projects.

There are three types of projects: 

  • Personal: A personal project means an individual will start and finish a video project on their own with no collaboration with others. 
  • Collaborative: Teammates can work together on one single video project. When someone from the group is editing the project, the Collaborative Projects feature ensures that the project will automatically lock to prevent other group members from making changes to the project at the same time.  Ideal for videos that involve multiple creators. 
  • Shared: A shared project means that members of the project can create their own videos, but cannot view or work on videos of another creator. Ideal for teams working on multiple videos that share a common topic. Media can be shared between members to create the project but the videos they create are only visible to them and the project creator.

To create a project, go to your dashboard and select “Projects” from the menu on the left side of your screen. Here, you will be able to view all your existing projects that you have created, or that have been shared with you.

To create a new project

  1. Select the blue icon in the top right hand corner of your projects screen next to the search bar.

Select projects from the menu on the left to open the projects page

  1. Give your project a title. 
  2. Select what kind of project you want to create (personal, collaborative or shared). 
  3. Click “Next”.

Title your new project

  1. Choose the group you would like to add members to your project from. 
  2. Click “Next”. 

Select group to add to your project

  1. Select members from the group list that you would like to include in your collaborative or shared project. You can search for members by typing their names in the search bar. 
  2. When you are finished, click “Next”.

Select members to add to project

You will now be able to view your new project in your projects tab. As the creator, you will be able to view the edits in process, the exported videos, upload or view project media for the project members to use, add links to external resources, and view the project members. 

New project screen

Add members to an existing project

  1. Click on the members tab on your project page.
  2. In the top right-hand corner of your screen, click the blue icon to invite new members. 

In the top right-hand corner of the projects screen click the blue icon to invite new members

  1. Select the members you would like to add to your project from the group list.
  2. Select “Save”.

Select members to add to project

Invite members to this project using a shareable link

  1. In the top right-hand corner of your screen, click the share icon.

Share icon in the top right corner of the projects screen

  1. Copy the shareable link, and send it to a member of your group. By clicking on the link, members will be taken to WeVideo and will be automatically added to your project.

Copy the share project link

Step 3: Upload Project Media

Once you have created your project, the people you have added will be able to see all the media within the project folder and use it for their individual projects. 

Project media is where all members will be able to find the media, uploaded by the project creator or themselves, that they can use for their projects. 

When members of the project create a new edit, they will be able to access the project media by selecting “My Media”, then “Project Media”.

Project media in editing mode

Upload Project Media

  1. Go to your dashboard and select “Media” from the menu on the left side of your screen. Here, you will be able to view all the media that you have uploaded, or the media that has been shared with you. 
  2. To upload new media, select the blue “+” icon at the top right-hand corner of your screen. 

select the plus sign to add media to your project page

  1. A pop-up window titled “Import Media” will appear, where you can drag and drop your media, or select “Browse to select” to import files from your device. 

Import media pop up screen that says browse to select

Add media to one of your existing projects

  1. Select “Projects” from the menu on the left side of your screen. 
  2. Select the project you would like to add media to. 
  3. Select “Project media” in the menu along the top of your screen. 
  4. You can add media to your project by clicking on “Select Media” in the middle of your screen, or by clicking the blue “+” icon at the top right-hand corner of your screen. 

Project media page open with a circle around select media

  1. A pop-up window will appear titled “Add media” where you will be able to select the media from your library that you would like to add to this project. 
  2. Click on the files you would like to include, then select “Add”. 

select media you want to add to your project

  1. You will now be able to see the media available within your project under the “Project media” tab. Everyone who has been added to this project will now be able to access these files, and upload any of their own. 

media uploaded to project page

Step 4: Create a Gallery

The Gallery is a great tool for organizing and showcasing your group’s exports to members of your organization. Exports can be added directly to the Main Gallery or they can be organized into Playlists.

You can create a gallery or add a video to a gallery by first locating the video you would like to add. Videos must be exported in order to add them to a gallery. There are different ways for you to locate your exported videos.

If the video belongs to a group

  1. Go to your group page
  2. Select “Exports”. 
  3. Locate and click on the ellipses on the right side of your screen next to your video, and select “Add to Gallery” from the drop down menu.

Group exports page

If your video belongs to a certain project, you can locate the export on the projects page as well.

  1. Select “Projects” from the menu on the left side of your screen. 
  2. Open the project your video belongs to, then select “Exports”. 
  3. Locate and click on the ellipses on the right side of your screen next to your video, and select “Add to Gallery” from the drop down menu.

Exports from a project

Finally, you can add an exported video to a gallery by opening the export itself.

  1. Open your exported video.
  2. Select the “Add to Gallery” icon at the bottom of the viewing window.

open an export and click the add to gallery button below the viewing screen

Creating a Playlist

When you select “Add to Gallery” in any of the ways described above, you will be presented with a pop up window that allows you to add your video to the main organization, an existing playlist, or a new playlist.

  1. Select “New Playlist” and give it a name.
  2. You are then presented with two sharing options: Select “Visible only to members of your organization”.
  3. Select “Done”

Add video to a new playlist

Add to an existing playlist 

  1. Select “Add to Gallery”.
  2. Select “Existing playlist” to add the video to a playlist that has already been created. 
  3. A list of the existing playlists will appear. Select the playlist you want to add your video to, then click “Done”.

Choose from the list of existing playlists

Finding your Gallery:

From your dashboard/home page, select “View Gallery” in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen.

View gallery button in the bottom left of your dashboard

You can also locate your gallery by selecting “Exports” from your menu on the left hand side of your dashboard, then clicking “Gallery”. You will then see all of the existing playlists within your organization, including the one you made.

View your gallery on the exports page

When you open your playlist, you will be able to see the videos you have added, or add more videos by clicking the “+” icon in the top left-hand corner of your screen.

Open gallery with added videos on the left

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