Early on in Teachery we made the decision not to try to keep up with huge and extremely well-funded video hosting companies.
While it may seem nice to have Teachery host your videos, there's no feasible way our small team could continue to improve our course creation platform AND keep up with the ever-changing landscape of video technology.
We love relying on Wistia, Vimeo, YouTube, or other video platforms, because this is what they do best! We handle the course side of things, and we let them take great care of your videos. All you have to do is upload your videos to any video provider, then grab the embed code and plop that in your lesson in Teachery.
Here's a quick list of the video providers we like and why:
Wistia*: Most professional looking. More features. Unbranded player (no logos or anything). Free up to 3 videos.
Vimeo Pro: Extremely similar to Wistia in features and pricing.
Vimeo (free): Great video player, nice looking, but will have the Vimeo logo on it.
YouTube (free): Least customizable player, but still a fantastic option if you want 100% free video hosting.
There are other video hosting companies that you can use with Teachery, as long as they provide you with iframe embed code (or something similar).
*Wistia is the video host we recommend if you're willing to spend a little money on video hosting.
Here is a video on how to embed Wistia, Vimeo, and YouTube:
NOTE: Embedding Wistia videos within sublessons
When you grab the embed code from Wistia, there's an option to switch to "Fallback" code. Grab that embed code and replace your video codes in your sublessons to ensure they display properly. We recommend using the fallback code on all your Wistia embedded videos in all lessons in Teachery.