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2.4. Uploading and Sharing videos longer than 15 minutes on YouTube

Verifying a YouTube Account and Uploading and Sharing videos

 Verifying a YouTube Account

1.  Create a Google account.  This can be a Gmail account or a YouTube Account

2.  In order to upload videos longer than 15 minutes, you will need to Verify this account.  To do this, log in to YouTube

3.  Next, go to the YouTube Account Settings



4.  Under the account settings, find and click on the link to View additional features



5.  Next, under the Longer Videos feature, click the "Enable" button.

6.  Make sure the SMS Verification option is checked, then enter your mobile phone number and click Submit.  YouTube will now send you a text with a verification code.  Enter that verification code into the box on the next screen.

7.  Your account should now be verified.  You can confirm this by going back to steps 1-4 and when you get to the Additional Features page, it should look like this:



(If you need further help on the verification step, please see our tutorial: http://youtu.be/w1Ro6r5Lo6U)


Uploading and Sharing a YouTube Video

1. Once your account is verified (if necessary), go to http://www.youtube.com/

2.  In the upper right hand corner of the screen, click "sign in" if you are not already signed in

3.  Sign in using your YouTube username or email. If you already have a Google account, you can log into YouTube using that account.

4.  In the upper part of the screen, click "upload"



5. Select a file or multiple files from your computer and upload them

6.  If you wish to record your video directly on YouTube, you can use your webcam and record your video right here at the uploads screen:



7.  During and after upload, you can give your video a title, description, and tags as well as select a thumbnail for the video

8. The easiest way to share the video is to set your video to "Unlisted".  Unlisted videos cannot be searched for on Google or YouTube, but can be viewed by anyone that has the link.  You'll be able to share that link by emailing it, or pasting it into a place where others can access it, like in a Word Document or on a Discussion Board.  While this method makes it possible for someone to find your video but it is very unlikely.

Setting a video to "Public" means anyone can search for and find your video on Google or Youtube by looking for words in either your title, description, category, or tags.

Setting your video to "Private" will require you to obtain a Gmail address for those with whom you want to share it, and you will need to list those people.  No one else other than those you list can access your video.

9.  Select a category. You will most likely use "education" if you are uploading CUW class videos

10.  It is suggested to leave the License as Standard Youtube License

11.  Use Advanced Settings to allow or disallow comments, voting, ratings, video responses, mobile device viewing, and embeding. You do not need to adjust these settings, however the default is "enabled" for all of these features.


(To edit these settings later, first click the pencil icon under your video to get to the "info and settings" screen.  Once there, find the security dropdown and choose your desired settings.






12. Open the "share" button and copy the shortened web address in the share window.  You can do this on either the uploading page or when you're viewing the video from YouTube.



13.  Your video can always be found by signing into YouTube, selecting "My Channel", click on the videos tab, and clicking on the video (Once you have the video on the screen and ready to play, a share button for the video will be visible just below the video - usually next to "Like" and "Add too".  Once you have the URL/Address of the video you can paste it wherever your instructor has designated submission

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