How Educators Use Common Craft Videos

Common Craft videos are designed to introduce complex subjects in about 3 minutes. Teachers in over 50 countries use them in classrooms, training sessions and LMSs. From school districts to Fortune 50 companies, educators find these videos help save time and make learning enjoyable.

Features and Benefits of Common Craft Videos

Download Video Files
Each video can be downloaded and inserted into presentations, learning management systems and more.
Embed Videos on Websites
We provide embed codes to easily share videos on websites.
Start Quickly with Lesson Plans
Most videos have downloadable Lesson Plans (PDF) making it easier to teach lessons in each video.
All Videos Available with Captions
Each video is available with open captions for accessibility and the hearing impaired.
Fun and Effective for All Ages
Common Craft videos have a reputation for flexibility and appeal to students and adult learners across schools and organizations.
Access to Cut-outs
Get access to our library of 1000s of downloadable Cut-outs with any Common Craft membership.

What educators say about Common Craft videos...

My company does training for managers and employees across industries. Common Craft videos earn the attention of our audience, provide a break from lectures, and are always fun to discuss afterwards.

Marc Rideout President Corporate Human Resource Solutions, Inc.

I always recommend Common Craft videos to school staff. Students love them because they're relevant, short and present information in memorable chunks.

Hayley Brese Library Media Specialist Arlington ISD

Whether I am teaching students or fellow teachers, Common Craft's clear and concise videos help me reach learners at every level.

Jessica Donaldson Teacher / Professional Development Berkeley County School District

I use Common Craft videos because they are fun and effective visual explanations of tech concepts that are otherwise hard to explain.

BJ McKewon Consultant/Trainer State Library of Iowa

Common Craft videos are well crafted and break down complex ideas into simple, easily digestible nuggets. I use them as jumping points for discussions and meetings.

Dr. Robin Yap Professor George Brown College

Common Craft videos are exceptionally well-done. They are accurate and to-the-point videos around topics of great relevance. I use them as part of an Activating Strategy.

Jane Englert Teacher/Librarian Ephrata High School

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FAQs About Common Craft Videos

What is Common Craft?

Common Craft is a service that offers annual memberships to educators and communicators. Common Craft members access our online libraries of original videos and visuals, helping them communicate with clarity. Common Craft also offers online courses at the Explainer Academy.

What are Common Craft videos?

Common Craft videos are short, animated videos designed to explain an emerging or complicated subject in about three minutes. The videos are used in classrooms, presentations, LMSs and more.

How do members use Common Craft videos?

Common Craft videos are used to teach in classrooms and on websites and learning management systems. Many members use the videos to introduce and explain a new subject so their students can get on the same page quickly.

How much does it cost to use Common Craft videos?

Membership fees are based on the size of the organization using the videos. Plans start at $79 per year for an individual license and access to three videos. Our “Pro” plan starts at $159 per year and offers access to our entire library. See plans and pricing.

What subjects do you cover?

We cover subjects related to technology and the internet along with categories like money and study skills. Common Craft members help us choose what videos to make.

How many videos are in the video library?

Our video library is growing constantly and we currently offer 100
videos.

Are Common Craft videos available with captions?

Yes. Videos in the library come with an open captioned version in English.

Are Common Craft videos available in other languages?

Many of our videos are available in other languages. You can find more information about each language using these links.

Can I recommend a video title?

Yes. Feel free to contact us with any ideas you have. We provide a place for Common Craft members to suggest and vote on video titles. Many videos in our library have come from member suggestions.

How often do you publish new videos?

We make each video from scratch and typically publish about ten new videos a year.

Do you provide transcripts for videos?

Yes. Under each video in our library there is a link “More Info + Transcript” that reveals the transcript and major points covered in the video.

What are Lesson Plans?

Lesson Plans are downloadable documents designed to help teachers use our videos in the classroom. Each lesson plan includes learning objectives, discussion questions, Q and A and further reading. Most Common Craft videos include a Lesson Plan. Learn more about Lesson Plans.

Do your videos contain Common Craft logos or advertisements?

No. Our goal is for our members to be the star. The videos do not contain Common Craft logos or advertisements. Please note that a small copyright notice appears near the end of each video.

Can I make changes to a Common Craft video I download?

Yes, but only with our Editor Plan. This plan provides access to our entire library and a special license that allows for editing video files. Members of our Editor Plan can add or remove scenes, change the voice-over and more in their own software. We do not provide editing software.

Why do your videos have a “For Evaluation Only” watermark?

We want to help make your decision easier. The watermark is displayed so you can preview the videos before purchasing a membership.

Can I upload Common Craft videos to YouTube or other public video sharing services?

No. While Common Craft members can download Common Craft video files to a computer, these files cannot be uploaded to public video sharing sites like YouTube or Vimeo. We take this very seriously.

Members can display videos on their public facing websites, as long as they are only displayed, and not offered for download or embed.

Please note these downloadable files can be placed on internal or password protected sites like intranets as long as access is limited to the licensed number of employees. See our License Agreement and Policies.

Where can I learn more? 

You can learn about our video categories, browse the complete video library, learn about our Lesson Plans or take a look at our library of Cut-outs.