Presenting Online with YouTube

Part One: Creating and Verifying a YouTube Channel

The following 4 videos will walk you through the steps needed to create a YouTube Channel. With all of the options for sharing and storing Video, it is going to be very hard to beat YouTube as your media distribution option. With a verified account you can save as many videos of any duration as you would like. You can then choose how to publish the videos or either to your channel (Public) only to people who have the URL link (Unlisted) or keep them Private.

To create a YouTube Channel you will need to have a Google account (which may be attached to a Gmail or other email address).

The Videos:

1: Creating and Verifying a Google Account

2: Sharing a YouTube Video (What do the different privacy settings mean?)

3: Verifying a YouTube Channel (allowing for uploads of videos over 15 minutes)

Creating and Verifying YouTube Accounts

Sharing Your YouTube Video

Part Two: Recording your Presentation

There are a lot of good options for recording your presentation. I personally focus on options that can be used by students and instructors that can be used on Macintosh, Windows, and Chromebooks. With more and more students utilizing Chromebooks it is essential that they can participate without having to install any software. My two favorite choices are Screencast-o-Matic and Screencastify.

This video demonstrates the basics of setting up and recording using the Screencast-O-Matic recorder on Google Chrome. It walks through the setup, the recording process, linking the recorder to your YouTube account, publishing and sharing the video.

Screencast-o-Matic Support Site

Another Option: PowerPoint Voiceovers

The following option is an older method that is still available to most users; however, PowerPoint on Macs do not have the option to export the video file including sound. My personal preference is Screencast-o-Matic because the transition from slide to slide sounds more natural; however, there are times when this option might be beneficial as well. Examples would include multiple individuals recording individual slides to be merged together into one presentation. The other drawback of this method is that PowerPoint files with audio become too large for most email clients very quickly and the processing into a video can be too much for some laptops and computers.