📌 Google Drive Update: We can no longer recommend using Google Drive to host videos as they are constantly updating embed codes and causing previously embedded videos to not play properly.

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. 

🤔 Worried about people sharing your embedded course videos?

If you are worried about hosting your videos on platforms where people can share the embedded videos (YouTube, Google Drive, etc), then we recommend you pay for a paid private hosting video platform (Vimeo Plus, Wistia, etc).

🎥 How to Add YouTube Videos

YouTube is a great option for hosting your course videos because YouTube is completely free to use! However, because YouTube is free, you have a lot less control over what you can do with your videos (see note above about sharing videos).

If you need your videos to be completely private, YouTube is NOT the option for you. However, if you're not worried about 100% secure video hosting and want a free options, YouTube is great and your videos can be added almost anywhere within our course editor:

⚙️ YouTube Note: Recently YouTube started setting videos to default to not be embeddable but this is easy to fix. In your YouTube Dashboard, edit any video, then go to Advanced Settings, and make sure the "Allow embedding" box is checked. Then you're good to go!

📹 How to Add Vimeo Videos

Vimeo is a great option for video hosting and does have a free plan to start with. However, one of the best reasons to use Vimeo is for Vimeo Plus which starts at just $7 per month (with enough storage space that you'll probably never need to upgrade). We do NOT get compensated for sharing Vimeo Plus, we just use it ourselves at Teachery and love it.

Vimeo Plus is great because it allows you to remove all the extra options on videos (like sharing, Vimeo logo, etc) AND you can customize the video player with extra features like branded colors/logo, calls to action, chapter markers, and more!

🚨 IMPORTANT NOTE: Vimeo changed the embed code for *new* Private videos. We recommend using the "Hide from Video" privacy setting if you want your videos to still be hidden from search/sharing in Vimeo. Once you select this privacy setting, THEN grab the embed code and insert it into an Add Content Block (or quick add using the + icon in any text area) in Teachery.

🎬 How to Add Wistia Videos

Wistia is a great option for video hosting because they offer an incredible amount of additional features, video analytics, and more. But, you get what you pay for and Wistia will probably be one of the pricier video hosting options out there.

Important note: For our course editor, Wistia videos are ONLY able to be added to the "Add Content Block" sections of Lesson Pages.

⚠️ Embedding Wistia videos within sublessons

Because of the way we load javascript within sublessons in courses, you'll need to make sure you select a certain option when embedding Wistia videos (this is for Wistia only).

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.

🤔 Can you use other video hosting providers besides YouTube, Vimeo, and Wistia?

There are plenty of other video hosting companies that you can use with Teachery, as long as they provide you with iframe embed code (or some script embed code).

If you want to give another video host a try, just grab the embed code and add it to the "Content Embed Code" area within any Add Content Block in a lesson in Teachery. If it works, you're good to go! If it doesn't, shoot us a support message and maybe we can work some magic to include it.

🙅 Amazon AWS does not currently work as a video hosting option.


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