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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
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YouTube’s video interface

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

Additional Help

  • 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.
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