Share Your Video


Now that you’ve created a video, you need a way to share it with your students. The easiest and most common way to do this is by using YouTube. Don’t feel intimidated by this, it’s actually quite simple AND you can set your videos as “Unlisted” so they aren’t being shared with the world.

Uploading to YouTube

If you have a google account (used for: gmail, google docs, etc.) you can use it to log into YouTube.

  • Go to
  • Click ‘Sign In’ located in the top right corner.
  • The first time you do this you will need to select ‘Add Account’ located toward the bottom

Setting up a generic YouTube account. If there is a chance that other faculty might use your YouTube channel in the future, it’s a good idea to set up a generic account so you can share login details that aren’t tied to any of your personal information.

Don’t have a google account?

That’s all right, you can quickly create one:

  • Go to
  • Click ‘Sign In’ located in the top right corner.
  • Click ‘Add Account’ located toward the bottom.
  • Click ‘Create Account’.

Upload video to YouTube:

  • Important Note - Verify Your Account: When first using YouTube, you may need to verify your account using these steps, in order to post videos longer than 15 minutes.
  • Visit the following link to find upload instructions from a computer, android and iOS.
  • Privacy: Set your video to ‘Unlisted’ if you do not want to share your video with the world. ‘Unlisted’ will keep your video hidden from search engines and YouTube’s search feature. Only people you share the link with will have access to your video (for example, the students in your class). Learn how to change video privacy settings.

Share your YouTube video link:

  • If you are watching the video that you just posted to YouTube, click Share located under the video. Then in the Share tab, you will see a link that you can copy and paste.

Would you like more control over who can access your videos? Microsoft Stream might be a good solution. All students, faculty and staff at Durham College have access to Microsoft Stream as part of the Microsoft 365 suite. If you would like to use Microsoft Stream instead of YouTube, this getting started information will be helpful.

Not sure how to log into Microsoft Office 365? IT has a document called “Accessing Office 365” that will help.


All videos need to be captioned for your class. Here are some captioning options:

YouTube auto captioning:

  • YouTube has auto captions, that have come a long way from the initial days of auto captioning. Depending on the clarity and complexity of the dialogue in the video, some manual editing might be needed after. Instructions on editing auto captions.
  • OR if you have a transcript for your video that you used in the recording stage, you can upload this to YouTube and it will be automatically timed up with your video with good accuracy. Instructions on uploading a transcript (also referred to as a subtitles).

Captioning service through the CTL:

  • The CTL can outsource captioning work with a one-week turnaround at a standard rate. Quicker turnaround is possible at a higher fee. All costs are covered by Durham College.
  • What is needed from you? A link to your YouTube video (easiest option) or the actual video itself
  • To have your video sent for professional captions, visit our Captioning page and complete the Captioning Request Form.