Videos uploaded to SchoolTube are encoded into .MP4 format before they are ready for moderation and public viewing. Encoding can take from 20 minutes to a few hours depending upon how many frames the video has and how many other videos are being uploaded to the site at the same time. Once a video is encoded it is ready for moderation. Videos uploaded by approved moderators are automatically moderated and go live as soon as encoded.
Videos uploaded by students or other non-moderators will need to be reviewed by a moderator registered under the uploaders organization. Once approved by the moderators the video may be publicly viewed on SchoolTube. The moderator approval process can take from a few minutes to a day or two, depending upon how frequently the moderator checks their email.
If there is no moderator for the uploaders organization, the video will not be seen publicly on SchoolTube, as it will remain in a non-moderates state. Uploaders without moderators are advised to request that a teacher’s form their school register as a moderator so that there is someone to approve the video.