Common Craft Subscription Plans

Common Craft is a member-supported service that is independently owned and operated. 


Display or view videos from our website. For teaching, home-schooling, and personal learning. Individuals only.

  • Download video files
  • Embed videos on websites
  • Access cut-out library
  • View or display all 115 videos in our library
  • Access all videos with English captions
  • Download lesson plans for teaching with each video
  • Suggest and vote on future video titles
  • Display videos full screen

$15/month, cancel & restart at any time

Sign up - Streaming Plan

Full Access

Everything we offer. Integrate our videos into classrooms, LMSs, presentations, and entire organizations.

  • Download video files
  • Embed videos on websites
  • Access cut-out library
  • View or display videos from our library of 115 videos
  • Access videos with English captions
  • Download lesson plans for teaching with each video
  • Suggest and vote on future video titles
  • Display videos full screen

Starts at $159/year

Select a Full Access Plan

What educators say about Common Craft videos...

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

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 takes the business of "explaining" to a whole new level. Simple, profoundly understandable, and applicable for any audience.

Drew Boyd Associate Professor University of Cincinnati

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

Haylee Brese Library Media Specialist Arlington ISD


Questions? Contact Us



Which plan is right for me?

Do you (or your organization) need to download the video files or embed the videos on websites? If so, the Full Access plan is for you. Subscriptions are annual.

Otherwise, the Streaming plan may be best. It’s designed for individuals and perfect for educators or learners who want to use our website to view or display the videos. Subscriptions are monthly.

What are the most popular use cases? 

Educating students

Using our Streaming plan, you can display the videos from our website, full screen, with or without captions. Whether it’s 1:1 instruction, using a projector, or screen sharing tools, this option makes our website your personal video resource. All videos come with lesson plans that include discussion questions, quiz questions and more. 

If you need to download or embed the video files in addition to streaming the videos, consider the Full Access plan. 

Educating employees, customers, entire organizations

Our Full Access plan is the best option for organizations and learning resources. It provides for downloading and embedding the videos so they can be used in presentations and shared on platforms like intranets, learning portals, learning management systems, and more. 

If you are an individual trainer or educator who can display the videos from our website, the Streaming plan may be a good option. 

Educating yourself or your family

We recommend our Streaming plan for personal and home-school learning. It’s monthly and comes with no long term commitments.

For what age groups are your videos? 

As a general rule, middle school age and up. Our videos are appropriate for any age and are used by Fortune 500 companies, universities, community colleges, and schools around the world. 

There are plenty of video options. How are Common Craft videos different? 

Our videos are explanations in the true sense of the word. Our goal is clarity and understanding of a concept. Unlike how-to videos or tutorials, our short animated videos are focused on big ideas and context. We answer questions like “why should I care about this?” and “why does this matter?” This is a skill we’ve honed since 2007 that requires a great deal of creativity. 

Are your videos available with captions?

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

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. 

What are Video Packs?

Video packs make it easier to use the videos in our library. Instead of navigating from video to video in the library, the packs bring related videos together and display them on a single page. 

Can I make a suggestion for a future title?

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 requests from our members.


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