What is YouTube and Why Do I Want it in My Classroom?
Course Objectives
  • Look at YouTube from an educational perspective
  • What is beyond watching videos
  • Create your own channel
  • Get started with editing and more

It's about the videos, of course.
  • Viewing
  • Creating
  • Storing
  • Organizing
  • Sharing
  • Subscribe

Educational Uses* Engage students visually
Resources You May Love on YouTube* YouTube Help

Setting up Your Account

You will need a Google Account, first.
WikiHow - how to make a YouTube Account
Copyright on YouTube

Editing Your Videos

Using Creator Studio to make changes to your videos, such as organize and manage your videos: video manager, community settings, analytics, etc.

With the Video Editor you can:
  • Combine multiple videos and images you've uploaded to create a new video
  • Trim your clips to custom lengths
  • Add music to your video from a library of approved tracks
  • Customize clips with special tools and effects
You can get to the Editor at http://www.youtube.com/editor.
Using these tools, you can put together clips to create new videos and publish them to YouTube with one click

*To access Creator Studio - click on your Profile picture and choose Creator Studio - to edit, go to Video Manager

Making changes to your videos and your account -- see below

Other Tools that Help

VideoNot.es - The notes you type are synchronized with the video - you jump right to the part you want to review.
Zaption - turn online videos into interactive learning experiences that engage students and deepen understanding.
EdPuzzle crop, voice, quizzes, etc.
eduCanon - it's free. Unleash video's potential

Sharing Your Videos

There are several ways to share a video on YouTube.
To get started, click the Share link under the video you’d like to share, then select one of the following options:

  • Share this video: This gives you a link that you can copy and paste somewhere else, like in an email message.
    • Link to a specific part of the video: Before copying the link, select the Start at: checkbox if you want to share a particular part of the video. For example, if you want to the video to start at 2 minutes and 30 seconds, select the checkbox, then type “2:30” into the box.
    • Social networks: Click one of the social network icons (e.g. Facebook, Twitter) to share the video there.

  • Embed: This lets you show the video on a different site, like your own website or blog. Learn more about embedding videos.
  • Email: YouTube will send an email to the email address(es) you enter. If the recipient doesn’t receive the video, ask them to check their spam folders, or add service@youtube.com to their address book and filter exception list.
Sometimes when you share an ad, YouTube may record that in browser web storage and/or the URL.

Hacks and other Cool Things to Know about YouTube

5 Must Know YouTube URL Tricks - Skip to a specific time, see #3 (#t=5m55s)
Supported YouTube File Formats
10 URLs That Every Google User Should Know
10 Best Unknown Features of YouTube
How to Download Video From YouTube

My Resources for this Class

Learn More About YouTube

How to use Online Video in Your Classroom - Edutopia article
Many people are tempted to download videos from YouTube to show them in classrooms where YouTube is blocked. According to YouTube's terms of use, you're not supposed to download unless you see a download link, in order to protect video creators’ rights, so you may not want to take this route.

The good news is that YouTube now offers Creative Commons-licensed videos, which are automatically safe to use. You can even modify or edit them into your own videos using the YouTube Video Editor. Enter specific keywords into YouTube’s main search bar as you normally would (“biology lectures,” for instance), then click on the “Filter & Explore” tab to the far left. In the middle of the drop-down list are the words “creative commons.” Click here and all the videos that appear under your search term will be Creative-Commons licensed.


Managing Videos and My Subscriptions (information from Google Help)

Access the Creator Studio

Creator Studio is where YouTube video creators can organize their channel, manage videos, and interact with viewers.

  1. Click on your profile located on the right-hand side of your webpage.
  2. Click on Creator Studio. Within Creator Studio, YouTube has multiple tools to help facilitate your creation and channel management.external image basics-8-1.png
  3. Your Creator Studio dashboard will display on the left-hand side.

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Dashboard: View your home page with your latest updates, stats, and notifications
Video Manager: Find tools to optimize and organize your videos
Community: Find tools about communicating with your audience
Channel: Control settings that affect your channel
Analytics: Find reports and data to evaluate your channel performance
Create: Create and edit videos using the YouTube Editor, which allows you to remix your uploaded videos and Creative Commons videos

On the My Videos page, found under Video Manager, you will find a list of all of your videos. Managing your videos can be done on a video-by-video basis or in bulk.

Make changes to a single video

  1. Find the video you want to edit, by scrolling through the list or searching.
  2. Click Edit below the video title.
  3. Change your title, category, description, or another setting.
  4. Click Save Changes.
  5. Click the Back to Video Manager icon in the top right of the window, status icons to the right of the video title reflect the changes.
You can also make these updates from the mobile YouTube Creator Studio App:
  1. Find the video you want to edit by scrolling through the list or searching.
  2. Tap the video you would like to review.
  3. Tap Edit Video which appears below the video title and thumbnail.
  4. Change your title, description, tags, privacy setting, or another setting.
  5. When finished, tap Save and you will return to your list of videos.

Use automatic captioning (Youtube Help)

Automatic captions are available in English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.Captions are a great way to make content accessible for viewers. YouTube can use speech recognition technology to automatically create captions for your videos. These automatic captions are generated by machine learning algorithms, so the quality of the captions may vary.

Review, edit, or unpublish automatic captions

If automatic captions are available, they'll automatically be published on the video. Automatic captions may not be ready at the time that you upload a video. Processing time depends on the complexity of the video's audio.
YouTube is constantly improving its speech recognition technology. However, automatic captions might misrepresent the spoken content due to mispronunciations, accents, dialects, or background noise. You should always review automatic captions and edit any parts that haven't been properly transcribed.
Here's how you can review automatic captions and make changes, if needed:
  1. Go to your Video Manager by clicking your account in the top right > Creator Studio > Video Manager > Videos.
  2. Next to the video you want to add captions or subtitles to, click the drop-down menu next to the Edit button.
  3. Select Subtitles and CC.
  4. If automatic captions are available, you'll see Language (Automatic) in the "Published" section to the right of the video.
  5. Review automatic captions and use the instructions to edit or remove any parts that haven't been properly transcribed.
You can also enable the video for community contributions and let your viewers caption and translate your content instead.==Troubleshoot automatic captions issues==
If your video doesn't generate automatic captions, it could be due to one or more of the following reasons:
  • The captions aren't available yet due to processing complex audio in the video.
  • The language in the video is not yet supported by automatic captions.
  • The video is too long.
  • The video has poor sound quality or contains speech that YouTube doesn't recognize.
  • There is a long period of silence at the beginning of the video.