6 FREE Video Sharing Platforms for Students with AWESOME Educational Content

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Microsoft has just acquired Flipgrid, an educational video sharing portal for students. Satya Nadella, the CEO of Microsoft, made announcement about this on June 18, 2018. Apparently, Microsoft has high hopes for the education startup with an app that allows students “record and share videos on specific topics with their classmates.” 

Microsoft intends to make Flipgrid absolutely free. Schools that have already paid for subscriptions, will  get a refund.

As of late, corporations like Google, Apple, and Microsoft compete for their share in education market. Previously, the Typical Student team told you about it in Apple vs. Google vs. Microsoft: Who’s Next to Invade Classrooms?

Student video sharing services are becoming more popular due to their ease of use. For instance, students in the UK educate each other on YouTube by sharing homework and revision tips. For this reason, we’ve decided to put together a list of TOP 6 video sharing portals for students!



Alison is a crossover of a MOOC platform and a student video sharing resource. It’s possible to use it for free as an educational aid, if you aren’t specifically interested in certification options. Just register with the platform to use it for certificate or diploma courses, or as a learning path.

Big Think


Big Think contains FREE video interviews with over 600 thought leaders in a variety of areas. Feel free to watch the playlists and look up the influencers you’re particularly interested in.


howcast-video-sharingHere you will find a gazillion of FREE how-to videos about literally anything! The content is both professional and user-generated, so you can discover the areas to your liking from 10 Surfboard Waxing Tips to Belly Dancing 101.


ted-video-sharing-platformIf you don’t know about TEDx, you know nothing. The video platform contains the knowledge shared by influencers and the most intelligent people of our time. And, it’s completely FREE! Scientific, social, and personal issues are all covered here. Just take a look.

iTunes U


Apple owners can access free lectures, audiobooks, language courses, and more via Apple iTunes. Not only can you study using the app, but also share the video and other educational content with your fellow students.  

MIT OpenCourseWare


MIT OpenCourseWare delivers the best video lectures from MIT professors. Students can access a variety of subjects, while educators can contribute their knowledge in different educational areas.

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