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YouTube

  1. 1. YouTube is a video sharing websiteon which users can upload andshare videos (usually amateur vide-os by individuals), and createthemed playlists of saved videos.Pedagogical Uses With careful thought, within lectures, breaking up the session, and drawing on wider expertise. Create playlists for Virtual Learning Environments, re- moving distractions in sending to the live site.Research Uses View, create, share, embed and comment uponSetting Up an AccountGo to: http://www.youtube.com/and select ‘Create Account’.Follow the simple step-by-step in-structions, and remember that youcan edit your settings once the ac-count has been created.Account SettingsSelect the drop-down arrow next to your username, and see options including ‘My Chan-nel’, which contains your uploaded videos,‘favourites’, and collections you’ve curated. 1
  2. 2. Watching a YouTube Video Use the search function to find a video. To select a video that you like, click on the image.Use the controls below to watch the video (these maychange slightly in appearance, but essentially remain thesame):Favouriting a VideoTo save a video to watch forlater, or to recommend toothers watching your videostream, look below the vid-eo.“Like” a video to add to the‘crowd’ who approve of the video. 2
  3. 3. Curate a Collection of Videos Again, below the video, click on ‘Add To’. You can just add to ‘Favorites’, or you can create a Playlist (for a particular set of videos on a topic). Playlists are helpful in creating sets of videos that you re- quire students to watch before a taught session. List by theme, or by week. See the YouTube ‘Help’ pages for more information: http://j.mp/YTplaylists Embedding YouTube Videos The ‘Share’ option gives you a URL or the ‘Embed Code’ to share the video with others. The flag is an option to ‘flag as inappropriate’. The final button will bring up an automatically generated transcript. Further Help Your viewing history: http://www.youtube.com/my_history Upload a video: http://j.mp/UploadYT Add music legally with Audioswap: http://j.mp/AudioSwap YouTube help pages: http://support.google.com/youtube/ These tips are to get you going with YouTube. There are plenty of other features. Get on and have a go!Dr Bex Lewis: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. 3

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