Education customers can now include Google Docs, Sheets and Slides, within WeVideo projects for direct editing, commenting and collaboration
Mountain View, California March 26, 2019 - WeVideo, a leading provider of video creation solutions for education, today announced a new feature that allows customers to integrate G Suite into its robust, easy-to-use video creation and editing platform. Beginning immediately, subscribers to WeVideo for Education can access Google Docs, Sheets and Slides within any video project and edit, enabling users to comment and collaborate in real time without leaving the WeVideo application. WeVideo Linked Resources™ is provided to WeVideo for Education customers at no added cost.
WeVideo is a long-standing Google for Education Premier Partner and has been awarded the Android Excellence App, Google Editors’ Choice, and Top Developer awards.
According to Google for Education, 30 million students use Chromebooks worldwide and Chromebooks are the #1 selling device for K-12 schools in the U.S., Canada, Sweden and New Zealand. As one of the only video creation solutions selected for inclusion in Google for Education’s Creative Bundle for Chromebooks, WeVideo offers a robust, easy-to-use digital learning powerhouse suitable for all grade levels.
The highly anticipated Linked Resources feature is a game changer for WeVideo customers, particularly educators who already use Google for Education in their classrooms. According to Google, 80 million students and teachers worldwide are using G Suite for Education. With Linked Resources, teachers can add G Suite resources like project outlines, rubrics, and scripts to WeVideo, providing students with clear instructions and encouraging them to work together on video projects in a secure, FERPA and COPPA compliant environment.
Cathy Nostrand, Innovation Strategist at Beaverton School District in Oregon said, “One of the best things about using WeVideo in schools is the ability to collaborate. Having direct access to Google Drive will only deepen that. We'll easily connect our Google Docs, such as scripts, timelines, and critique notes. I really appreciate how WeVideo continues to support educators by developing ways to create and collaborate in even more meaningful ways.”
WeVideo CEO Krishna Menon said, “We’re continually looking for ways to improve WeVideo as a digital learning platform for education, with intuitive features anyone can use even if they don’t have prior video editing experience. Giving our customers direct access to Google Docs, Slides and Sheets in WeVideo lets them easily incorporate project resources they’re already using, without having to switch between programs. With this integration, we’re providing our customers with even greater value, but at no additional cost.”
With direct access to G Suite within WeVideo, video creators can quickly open, edit and comment on a wide variety of project-related resources. Organized by video project within the editor, Linked Resources preserve project clarity and focus, giving teams greater visibility and more streamlined workflows. Whether working alone or with a team, video creators can edit more efficiently and with fewer distractions, without the need to open new windows or switch back and forth to find and reference associated external resources--it’s all in WeVideo’s editor.
Learn more about Linked Resources on the WeVideo blog.
WeVideo is a powerful, easy to use, cloud-based collaborative video creation platform. With 30 million accounts created to date, WeVideo is the first choice of businesses, consumers, educators and students, as well as being the video backbone for many third-party media solutions. WeVideo can be accessed from any computer or device: at school, home, work or on the go. Users can easily capture, edit, view and share videos with secure storage of their content in the cloud.
Right now, educators can take advantage of a special promotion and take up to 33% off education plans through 4/15/19.