Youtube is a global video-sharing service and part social network website. YouTube allows users to upload, view, rate, share, add to playlists, report, comment on videos, and subscribe to other users. It offers a wide variety of user-generated, corporate, and professional media.
What can it do?
- Upload videos with resolution up to 2160p (4k) and 60 frames per second
- Add “annotations” to videos — such as pop-up messages and hyperlinks
- Real-time live streaming and “stories” for subscribers
- Leave messages on subscribers’ feeds
- Upload 3D and 360 degree content
- Add captions or use automatic transcription (supports most common languages)
- Subscribe to “channels” (content uploaded to specific YouTube accounts)
- Creating playlists of videos
- Control the privacy (public vs unlisted) of uploaded content
- Watch videos to gain new knowledge
Uses in a Course
- Create and post videos for course or group projects
- Increase accessibility by adding multi-language captions
- Watch course related videos to expose students to content in a new way
- Vlogging (video blogging) for students to self-reflect on a project or course experiences
- Opportunity to receive feedback from a wide-global audience
- Visit YouTube for access to free content (some media require payment)
- Log in or create a Google Account to create a YouTube Channel/Account for personalization
- Download the app on iOS or Google Play Store
- Student Technology Assistants are available to help at the Digital Media Bar in Andrews Library in the CoRE.
- CoRE Consultants are available to help in the Digital Studio in Andrews Library.
- Educational Technology can provide instruction and support on YouTube.
- Hoonuit has additional training.
- YouTube offers support and FAQs.