Student Video Resources

Software and hosting solutions are available to students to complete video coursework.

Video Creation

You can either record your own videos or download royalty-free video content.

Video Creation Resources
Tool Use  Get Started 
 Zoom Pro
(login with USD credentials)

Record your computer screen, webcam or device screen. Recordings can be automatically uploaded to your Zoom account or recorded to your computer and then uploaded to a video hosting platform.

Record with Zoom

Story Blocks

Download royalty-free stock video, photo, music and sound effects to use within USD multimedia projects.

Email to request access

(Installed on Mac)

Record your computer screen, webcam or device screen. Once recorded, you can edit/trim your files. You can also join two or more video clips into a single clip.

Record Webcam
Record Screen
Record iPhone/iPad
Edit or Join Video Files

Video Editing

Complete your video with the right tool for your class assignment.

Video Editing Software


Use Getting Started Links

Adobe Spark 
(web and mobile app)

Adobe Rush
(desktop and mobile app)

These two Adobe apps can help you create short social, branding and marketing videos using templates and storyboards.

You can add your own text, images, video clips and icons or choose from what is available.

Adobe Spark Resources
Adobe Rush Tutorials

TIP: Use the "Log in with School Account" then your USD credentials by selecting the Google option.

Adobe Premiere Pro
Windows or Mac Install
Create videos with advanced features that professional editors use and is required knowledge when entering the field of news, journalism, advertising and marketing. 

 Training Videos

Davinci Resolve
Professional video editing software by Black Magic Design. Clean user interface with robust editing and color grading features. Training Videos
Final Cut X
(Mac only)
Professional video editing software by Apple. Clean user interface with trackless editing and easy to navigate effects. 

Training Videos 
Download free for 90 Days
Education Discount

(installed on Mac)
Basic video editing software with Apple. Comes with built-in titles and templates. 

Helpful Resources

Video Publishing

USD students can access Google platforms to upload small or large video files.

Video Uploading Resources
Tool Use  Getting Started 
Google Drive (login with USD credentials)

Upload unlimited raw video files and create folders to organize. You can then share links to individual files or complete folders of videos that others can just view or upload to.

Upload Videos
Store and Play Videos
Share Videos or Folders


(login with USD credentials)

Upload videos to YouTube then set your videos to unlisted to share the link with others. 

Upload Videos to YouTube