There are several ways you can go about doing this! You can upload or record videos directly to your video library, and then select which one you want for your recipients.
You can also use the Video Request feature to have recipients send video replies to you, which will save directly to your video library. To start, create a new Campaign and select Video Request in the category section.
Something cool about Video Request Campaigns is that you have multiple formats to choose from. You can send your requests as an email, text message, or generate a shareable link to send out.
Once you've chosen your format, you'll be taken to the Recipient page, where you'll be able to upload the contacts of students, employees, or anyone you'd like to collect a video from. After adding your recipients, you'll be prompted to write out recording instructions for them. Feel free to use the Title, First Name, Last Name and Notes merge fields to personalize the requests. Optionally, you can even set a due date for submissions!
If you add a due date, take advantage of our "auto-pestering" feature. No longer must you badger the lollygaggers - let us deal with that for you! You can set up to three auto-reminders that will stop once the recipient's video is submitted.
Once a recipient clicks on your video request link, they will be driven to a page where they can read the instructions and submit a video. They can record it directly or upload a pre-existing video.
Once a video is submitted, it flies right into your Video Library where it can be reviewed, downloaded, or sent to a donor. The advantage of collecting videos in this manner is that no one submitting videos has to be a user on ThankView, so anyone can participate! We even created a little folder where all of your replies go.