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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.

Follow the steps below to set up a project for your class in WeVideo.

Step 1: Log in to WeVideo

  1. Log in to your WeVideo teacher account. If you do not have a WeVideo teacher account, contact the library.
  2. Select Personal from the WeVideo landing page.

Personal selected on the WeVideo landing page

Step 2: 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.

  1. 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, or click the blue + in the bottom right corner of the screen.

Create group selected in the groups page

  1. Give your group a name.
  2. Add members to your group by selecting individuals from the members list, or selecting individuals from previously made groups.Your students will have to have joined the Media Studio’s License first in order to be added to your group.
  3. Click Create.

Create group pop up window with members selected

In your group, you will now be able to view all the group members, projects and exports. You will also be able to add more members to the group if you need to.

Group page with members listed

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 3: Upload project media

If you would like your students to use certain videos, images or sounds, you can upload and share your media so that they all have access to the same content. You can upload and share media with project groups at any point.

  1. Select Media from the menu on the left side of your screen.

Media selected from menu on the left side of the WeVideo dashboard

  1. Upload new media by selecting the blue + in the top right-hand corner of your screen next to the search bar.

media page open with a circle around the add media button

  1. Drag and drop your media into the window, or browse to select your media from your device.

import media pop up window

Your media is now uploaded, which means you can share it with existing projects, or any new projects you make.

uploaded media shown in Media page

Step 4: 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. Use a collaborative project if your students are working on one video together.
  • Shared: A shared project means that members of the project can create their own videos using their own media or media you share with them, but cannot view or work on videos of another creator. As the teacher, you will be able to view all videos in the project, but students cannot view or work on videos of someone else. Use a shared project if your students are all working on their own videos.

To create a project:

  1. Select Projects from the menu on the left side of your WeVideo dashboard. Here, you will be able to view all your existing projects that you have created, or that have been shared with you.
  2. Create a new project by selecting the blue + 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. Select the group you want to add members from.
  2. Click Next.

group selected in project pop up window

  1. Select members from the group list that you would like to add to your collaborative or shared project. You can search for members by typing their names in the search bar. 
  2. Click Next.

Select members to add to project

  1. Select the media you would like to share with your project group. You can always upload and add more media to your project group later.
  2. Click Next.

media selected to add to project

You and the students you added will now be able to view your new project in your projects tab. You can always add more members, or share a link to the project, or change your project settings.

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.

Now students in your project will be able to start creating videos within the projects screen.

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

How do I add media to an existing project?

  1. Select Media from the menu on the left side of your screen.
  2. Upload new media by selecting the blue + in the top right-hand corner of your screen next to the search bar.
  3. Drag and drop your media into the window, or browse to select your media from your device.

add media to the media page

  1. Click the options button next to the media you want to share.
  2. Click Share to Project from the menu.

share to project elected from media drop down menu

  1. Select your project and click Share

project selected to share media with

You can also add media to your project in the project page.

  1. First upload your media to the media page.

add media to media page

  1. Open your project.
  2. Select the Project Media tab
  3. Click the blue Share Media button in the top right corner of your screen
  4. Select the media you would like to add to your project.

add media from the project page

How can students create videos within a project?

Students can start creating and editing their videos within the project you created. This gives students access to the media you uploaded, and it allows you the ability to view their progress.

For students to start a video within a project:

  1. Locate the project in Projects > Shared with me.

shared with me folder in projects page

  1. Open the project and click on the Edits tab. Click Start or click the blue + to begin a new video edit.

Edit tab in project

  1. In the editor, students can access the project media by selecting My media > Project. Students can use this media in their videos just like any other type of media.
  2. Students can import and use their own media by uploading it to the my media folder in the editor.

editor with project media open

Organize exports in 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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