Share Your Video

RECORD → EDIT → SHARE

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


Step 1 - Create a YouTube Channel

  • If you already have a Google account (used to access Gmail, Google Docs, etc), the same login information can be used to log into YouTube. Or you can choose to create a new account directly in YouTube. You do not need to use a Gmail address when creating the account - you can use your Durham College email or another email address.
  • Tip: 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.
  • Watch this video to learn how to create an account and channel on YouTube.
  • Or read these instructions:

Step 2 - Verify Your Account

  • In order to upload videos longer than 15 minutes, you will need to verify your account by going to YouTube.com/verify
  • For additional information on verifying your account visit this YouTube resource.

Step 3 - Upload to YouTube

  • Watch this video to learn how to upload videos to YouTube
  • Or follow these written instructions:
    • Go to YouTube.com
    • In the top-right corner, click the Create icon represented by a camera with a plus.
    • Select a file to upload
    • Details: Enter a title. You can also choose to add a description and select a different thumbnail image. Select if the content is made for kids. Then click Next.
    • Video elements: These can be skipped. Click Next.
    • Checks: Copyright issues will be flagged on this screen. Click Next.
    • Visibility: Set your video to Unlisted (visible only to those with the link) or Public (visible to everyone, including search engines). Click Save.

Step 4 - Ensure Your Video Has Captions

  • YouTube should automatically create captions for your video without needing to do anything additional.
  • Allow time for captions to be generated. Generally, this can take 1-2 times the length of the video, however, this timeframe can be longer depending on the audio complexity and also how busy YouTube is.
  • Check to see if your video has captions by looking for a CC button on the player when watching your video. Select it to display the captions. If captions are present, you’re all set and can share the video with your students.
    YouTube interface. Close Captions icon on player is selected.
  • If your video does not have captions after waiting a day, visit this YouTube resource on using automatic captioning. Or contact the CTL  for assistance.

Step 5 - If your Captions Need Edits

  • Depending on the clarity and complexity of the dialogue in the video, some manual editing of the autogenerated captions might be needed. Learn how to edit auto captions.
  • If autogenerated captions are not sufficient, please visit our Captioning page and complete the Captioning Request Form (at the bottom of the page).

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.