PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Leading online video creation platform, WeVideo, Inc., today announced the next evolution of the multimedia classroom for educators and schools with new software updates. WeVideo is used by educators and students to capture, edit and distribute content for a variety of school activities, including classroom presentations, project reports and extracurricular documentaries (e.g., athletic events, performing arts, community affairs, etc.).
“Our education customers love WeVideo’s social video creation tools, but were also looking for a way to simplify the processes of creating and reviewing multiple video projects required by educators,” said Jostein Svendsen, CEO and Co-founder of WeVideo. “With the latest enhancements to our software, we’re delivering on our promise to customers. The WeVideo platform has been improved so educators can easily navigate and manage many projects, while students can collaborate with more classmates.”
WeVideo added several new features to make it easier for educators to implement and manage WeVideo in the classroom, including:
- Elevated project management. Educators can now group individuals; view and comment on student work; and monitor the progress of video projects.
- Broader collaboration. Each classroom license now allows collaboration for up to 50 people on unlimited projects.
- Easy organization. Educators can now access and organize classroom video projects and media files on their WeVideo Hub (homepage).
- Centralized accounts. School administrators can now centrally manage staff and student accounts.
- Premium editing features. Users can now experience more editing tools, including advanced cropping and scaling capabilities. Later this summer, WeVideo will introduce slow-mo/fast-mo techniques and green screen capabilities.
“Video has the potential to be an extremely powerful tool in the classroom,” said Donna Teuber, technology integration coordinator at Richland School District Two in Columbia, SC. “With WeVideo, more than 30,000 educators and students in our school district will have access to create and edit videos for educational purposes. Our educators can easily monitor the progress of student video projects and students can access their projects from home or school without the need for any special software installed.”
WeVideo will be demonstrating its new education technology offering at the ISTE® (International Society for Technology in Education) 2013 Conference on June 23-26 in San Antonio, TX. A WeVideo representative will be onsite for product tutorials at booth #5213 throughout the conference.
The WeVideo platform is also available on Android and iOS-based smartphones and tablets allowing students and educators to capture video content and edit on their mobile devices.
WeVideo has rolled out a simplified pricing model for educators: $149.00 per classroom (up to 50 users) for six-months (semester) or $249.00 per year (annual) when paid in advance. For schools who subscribe before August 1, 2013, WeVideo is offering a special promotion of $99.99 per classroom (up to 50 users) for the first six-month semester, or $199.99 for the first year. Schools can purchase subscriptions with the educational discount by visiting www.wevideo.com/education.
WeVideo (http://www.wevideo.com) is a unique cloud-based collaborative video creation service that helps people all over the world simply create and share great looking videos. The WeVideo editor is easy enough for first-time editors, and sophisticated enough to help anyone create a professional-looking video. WeVideo works through any browser and as an integrated video editor on Google Drive. WeVideo is also available to schools on their Chromebooks for Education. The company's headquarters are in Mountain View, California and its services are based on technologies that originated in Scandinavia.
*WeVideo school promotion is only open to schools, colleges and universities. Subscriptions must be placed before 11.59pm July 31, 2013, Pacific Daylight Time. Classroom license good for up to 50 users.