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Cut-outs Are Included
All memberships come with access to downloadable Cut-outs to create your own projects.

Teaching technology? Our videos are a perfect way to introduce concepts quickly and with a smile.

Use our videos in classrooms, on learning management systems, wikis, blogs, etc.

Subjects that Matter
From Net Safety to Social Media, we help your students and staff become digital citizens.

 

Classroom Presentations
Easily download video files and add them to your presentations for fun classroom activities.

Save Time With Video
Let videos introduce a complex idea so you can spend more time teaching. 

All Videos with Captions
Embed or download any video with captions in English. 

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Make Learning Fun
Our handcrafted style and entertaining explanations have a proven record of producing smiles.

Common Questions About Using Videos:

What can I do with Common Craft videos?

Our videos are used by educators and professionals to make technology and other subjects easier to understand for their audiences, online and off. The videos serve to introduce complex ideas like website evaluation, cloud computing or virtual private networks. They can be used as a stand-alone resource and work particularly well to set the stage at the beginning of a lecture, presentation or discussion.
 

Can I embed Common Craft videos on public websites?

Yes! We provide embed codes, just like a YouTube video. This means you can use the videos for content marketing, in blog posts and for educating visitors to your website.  You also have the choice to embed videos with English captions. 
 

How can I use Common Craft videos in my presentations or training sessions?

We make it easy to download the videos so they can be used across platforms. The files are provided in standard Windows (WMV) or Quicktime (MOV) formats and can easily be inserted into presentation software like PowerPoint or Keynote. Another option is to embed the videos on a website and visit the website in during your presentation.
 

Can I upload the videos to YouTube, Vimeo, TeacherTube or other video sharing sites?

No. We do not allow our ready-made videos to be shared on these platforms.
 

Can I share Common Craft videos on my Intranet or Learning Management System?

Of course! This a very popular use of the videos. Organizations can embed the videos or download the files and share them on their network. Many members use the videos as part of a knowledge base for teaching technology basics. Individuals are welcome to place videos on  LMS pages which are meant for their specific classes.
 

 

About Cut-outs and "Common Craft Style" Videos

What do people do with Common Craft Cut-outs?

Cut-outs are digital images (.png) that can downloaded and used in multiple ways. Many members use them to create their own "Common Craft Style" videos.  Others use them to make presentations and documents more fun and interesting. 
 

How can I create my own "Common Craft Style" video?

We encourge members to create Common Craft style videos. There are a couple of options.
 
1) We recently partnered with GoAnimate, an online tool for creating animated videos.  Our library of Cut-outs are now available inside their system. We offer Common Craft members a 10% discount on GoAnimate membership and free access to the Cut-outs inside GoAnimate (normally a $59 upgrade). Learn more here.
 
2) You can use our downloadable Cut-outs to make Common Craft style videos using a variety of resources like live-action video, powerpoint and screencasting.  This short video below will help you understand the options:
 

 

Can I share my own Common Craft Style videos on sites like YouTube?

Yes.  We only ask that you use the phrase "Common Craft Style" and not "Common Craft" as this is a registered Trademark.
 

Can I make a Common Craft Style video about my company, product or service?

Yes! This is a great use of the Cut-outs. But please note, no Cut-outs or videos made with Cut-outs can be resold. For example, you can make Common Craft Style videos about your own business, but cannot sell the videos. 
 
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Common Craft videos serve as a starting point for introducing new ideas. I embed them on my class wiki and start a new topic by playing a video.

Common Craft videos are engaging at all grade levels and with adults. They work especially well for my digital literacy programs at my school.

Shayne Hyman Train

Jeff Yasinchuk

OCT, Teacher and Curriculum Leader

Teacher Librarian

I'm a library and information science online instructor and I use the videos to explain complex tech concepts to those students who are trying to quickly build up their tech knowledge.

Christine Ayar Illichmann

Library and Information Science Adjunct Faculty, Wayne State University

Enlighten others with remarkably effective videos.

Create media with original, handdrawn images. 

What teachers say about using Common Craft: