New feature: Collaborate & edit videos in real time

October 29, 2020 / By

We’re excited to announce a new feature designed with remote and blended learning environments in mind: real-time collaboration

Teachers and students can edit videos together in real time, regardless of location. Whether you’re in the classroom or remote, you can feel like you’re editing videos side-by-side. 

See who’s collaborating on a project in the top right, and on the timeline

The feature is currently in beta. Owners of WeVideo for Schools accounts can activate real-time collaboration for teachers and students by logging into WeVideo (detailed instructions below).

WeVideo’s Chief Education Officer, Dr. Nathan Lang-Raad, said, “Real-time collaboration is a core part of every career field and subject discipline. The same holds true for the classroom. More than ever, learning should be part of a social context, as learners collectively rely on each other’s thinking to solve complex problems and create. No matter what subject or concept we teach, collaboration is a crucial component of blended learning.” 

He added, “When students engage in real-time collaboration, they experience the following (both in-person or at home):

  • Higher ownership and investment in the project
  • Increased efficiency and productivity, which means they can channel cognitive energy into creative processes
  • An increase in their individual and collective efficacy
  • More control over the time, place, path, or pace of learning. 
  • The ability to collectively work together in a blended/remote context 
  • Opportunities to build necessary skills of teamwork and cooperative learning as a part of project based learning.”

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the ways educators teach and students learn. While some students have returned to schools for in-person learning, others are still fully remote and some are doing blended learning, a combination of in-person and remote learning.

No matter what the subject or concept is, collaboration is a key component of blended learning. Work together. Learn new skills together. Get creative together.  What will you and your students create using real-time collaboration? 

Owners: How to activate real-time collaboration

The WeVideo administrator for your account needs to sign in.

  1. Click the Admin menu in the top navigation bar.
  2. In the Global account settings tab, turn on real-time collaboration access to grant your organization early access to this beta feature.

New to WeVideo? 

For a limited time, save 30% when you purchase a two year WeVideo for Schools plan. Discount applies to classroom, school, or district-wide plans. Act now, this offer was extended and expires November 30.

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