Vidyard Providing Free Video Tools To Schools During COVID-19

Vidyard has announced that it will provide all school districts and teachers with free, early access to its secure video messaging and screen sharing solution, Vidyard for Schools, to help school staff and teachers stay connected and productive while physical schools remain closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, the company said.

Staff and teachers of K-12 school districts have been impacted by widespread school closures; as have millions of students and parents. Maintaining effective lines of communication across all levels of the school system–from administrators and staff to teachers and principals–has become increasingly difficult, but the need for face-to-face connection and clear instruction remains.

Staff and teachers within school districts need to communicate with each other now more than ever but are still figuring out how to do that effectively while remotely.

Vidyard´s video solution, Vidyard for Schools, is being offered to schools at no cost until August 31st, 2020. Early access to the cloud-based video creation, hosting, and management solution enables teachers and staff to record and share secure video messages and screen recordings for better engagement with students, parents, colleagues, and the community.

Vidyard for Schools helps academic organizations:

Improve Distance Education: Enable teaching staff to easily record on-demand videos right from their web browser to explain concepts, provide clear instruction, and add a personal touch to student and parent communications.

Stay Connected with Staff: Create secure video messages and screen share recordings to deliver critical updates, guidance, and support as you and your staff adapt to remote teaching.

Keep Your Video Content Private: Choose whether videos can be watched by external audiences or secured for private viewing by fellow staff members within the district.
Administrators can also rest assured knowing that staff and teacher accounts are all centrally managed from one platform, with support for secure SSO-based authentication.

Vidyard is a video platform that helps organizations keep connected through the use of online video. Going beyond video hosting and management, Vidyard helps organizations create and share video content to drive greater engagement with customers, colleagues, students, and staff. Public and private organizations around the world use Vidyard to power their online video programs.