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This guide provides information about getting started with WeVideo at Miami University.

What is WeVideo?

WeVideo is a cloud-based video editing platform, which allows users to upload video from their phones or computers, edit it on the web from a desktop, laptop, tablet, or phone, and (if desired) to publish this content to the web. WeVideo can be accessed by instructors, who can request that students in one or more courses be provisioned with WeVideo accounts. It can also be accessed individually by students, faculty, and staff at Miami, who can "check out" WeVideo accounts for up to one semester at a time, using their Miami userid.

WeVideo provides a way for instructors to ensure that all of the students in their classes have access to a shared video editing platform, and enables students to work together on a shared project, without struggling with incompatible software or file formats.

How can I Access WeVideo at Miami?

To request a WeVideo account for yourself as an individual for the remainder of the current semester, clink on the link below:

To request that WeVideo accounts be set up for you and for the students enrolled in a class you teach, clink on the link below:

Once your WeVideo account is set-up and active, you can log in at, using your Miami userid and password. We recommend that you log in by clicking the "Log in with Office 365" option.

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens to my videos at the end of the semester, when my access to Miami's WeVideo account expires?

At the end of the semester, your WeVideo account will be downgraded to a free WeVideo account, which has more limited capabilities. However, the video materials stored in your account will remain. However, if you do not use your free WeVideo account for two months, you will receive an email warning you that your account has become inactive. One week after you receive this email, if you do not log into WeVideo again, your videos and all your WeVideo data will be deleted.

How can I download or publish video edited with WeVideo?

WeVideo allows you to directly download video, or to publish video to the Vimeo platform. You can also downloaded your finished videos (in mp4 format), and then upload them yourself to the video-sharing website of your choice.

How powerful is WeVideo? What capabilities does it have?

WeVideo works with video in HD (1080p) format, and permits multi-track timeline editing of video and audio. It includes a wide variety of filters and effects (such as slow-motion), transitions, text effects, and a library of license-free music. It also permits "green-screen" techniques for compositing videos and backgrounds. For a more detailed description of WeVideo's features, see the links to WeVideo documentation, below.

How many people can edit a video project at the same time?

While the ability to edit a video can be given to any number of group members, only one person can be actively editing a video at any particular moment.

Tutorials and Documentation

WeVideo provides official documentation, and also provides video tutorials in their WeVideo Academy

WeVideo has a  large user base, and there are many user-made WeVideo tutorials on YouTube and elsewhere online. Here are a couple of examples:

Your Librarian

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Mark Dahlquist
Office Hours

You can email me or use the above automated scheduled to set an appointment. I also hold regular drop-in (no appointment necessary) office hours during the Spring and Fall semesters.

The Lux Cafe in the Armstrong Center
From 1-2:50 on Tuesdays

Williams Hall
Room 241 from 1-2:50 on Wednesdays.

See below for a list of dates when, due to teaching appointments or other reasons my usual office hours will be cancelled:

205 King Library
151 S. Campus Avenue
Oxford, OH 45056