In addition to having access to Google Classroom integration, another benefit of having an education account with WeVideo is the ability to create different project types that support different collaboration environments. A ‘Project’ is the workspace where a student collects all of the media components they need to build a video. For teachers, a Project is also where they can oversee their students as they work to construct their videos.
Creating a Project
- After logging in to your WeVideo account, across the top of the page with be different menu options including Projects.
- Click on the Projects tab to show all the projects that have been created.
- To start a new Project, locate and hover over the circular “+” button in the bottom-right corner of the page. From here you can choose Create new project or New folder to store multiple projects in.
When you choose Create new project there are three different project types to choose from:
Personal projects are the traditional type of project, where students work independently on their video assignment collecting and building their own library of media resources.
Collaborative projects allow students to work together on a video assignment. While only one student may edit a video at a time, multiple videos can be created within the project and worked on; sort of like breaking a video apart into separate Scenes or Acts to be edited separately and then combined into one final video later.
Shared projects are a blending of the first two project types. Students work on their own videos and cannot see or edit another student’s video. However, students can work from a shared library of images, video clips, and sound bites. This is helpful when the teacher wants to provide students with some starting materials or crowdsource the job of finding trusted, authentic, and/or copyright free media to include in their videos.
Below is an example of a Shared project I made for a professional development workshop. Each “student” worked on their own video and had access to a folder of shared media that I had compiled with examples of photos and video so that they could play and experiment with the green screen feature. As the “teacher” I could oversee the project and access each student video to give feedback, help troubleshoot, or just enjoy what they had created so far.
For more information, please check out the WeVideo Support site which includes additional information and a video tutorial on how Projects work.