University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign grants all Faculty and Staff to access stock repositories curated, hosted and licensed by Storyblocks. Accounts are created and managed with Single-Sign-On, so getting started is simple (see login video tutorial).
More details about the service and creative ways to use these resources in your teaching, research and communications are found below.
The Storyblocks Story at Illinois
Register for online workshop (recording provided afterwards): Incorporating Stock Media into Your Teaching
For Illinois Faculty and Staff, there is no need to "create" an account. You only need to start the login process with your netID@illinois.edu email, and when you navigate off that email entry text box, the website will detect you are affiliated with a single-sign-on group, and prompt you to continue through Shibboleth and 2-Factor Authentication.
See video tutorial here.
Storyblocks offers a Blog with helpful articles and video tutorials. The Maker tool on Storyblocks offers an in-browser media editor and creation tool, and you can start with supplied templates. This is the simplest way to work with templates.
Listed in the Storyblocks video library, there are thousands of motion graphic and transition templates. These can be quite technical to implement, but there are resources to help should using a template help your workflows:
Adobe After Effects vs. Premiere Pro – Which Program Should You Use?
Make Your Own Video with After Effects Templates
LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com): After Effects 2020 Essential Training: The Basics
Here is the Storyblocks Enterprise license in full.