Vimeo is an online video sharing and social media platform. It is a free video sharing website that makes it easy to watch, create and upload your own videos to share with others. You can also use it to curate other people’s videos to share them with Newcomers. Videos can be embedded in your website, and you can create YouTube playlists of your own or other people’s videos to share.
Current known uses in the sector
- Webinar recordings
- Introductions to programs and services
- Livestream, via YouTube itself or through Zoom and other livestream/video conferencing tools
- Orientation, explanation, and how-to videos
- Simple “talking head” videos where you share information or provide orientation
- YouTube can be used in Citizenship Preparation, Community Connections, Employment-related, Information and Orientation, Library Settlement Partnership, Settlement Workers in Schools as a tool to share a variety of types of videos with Newcomers, created by you and others.
Vimeo has a free plan (Vimeo Basic) as well as a number of paid plans with additional features.
Ease of use & Accessibility
YouTube is a simple and well-designed website. Vimeo has information about accessibility features here.
Vimeo is mobile friendly via its smartphone app or mobile web browsers on smartphones.
Privacy/security features (including data security and message encryption)
According to Vimeo, you can share videos “with an unlisted link. For added security, you can lock your videos with a password. You can also specify which websites have permissions to embed your videos… We never sell your data to third-party marketers, we protect your account with enterprise-grade security, and we let you control the privacy of your videos on and off Vimeo.”
Vimeo has a variety of language options.