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What is YouTube?

Who uses YouTube?

YouTube is currently being used by VUW International VUW Marketing to host public access video content.

Why should I use YouTube?

To provide rich visual content in your teaching. YouTube is ideal for creating and distributing public access video content.

For video created during teaching delivery and made available to current students and staff at VUW it is preferable to host your video in our secure VStream environment.

Remember to adhere to Copyright when you create your video content.

How do I use YouTube?

YouTube is a useful tool for presenting video to your students. The popularity of YouTube has generated an enormous resource, which is easy to search and integrate into your teaching.

You can embed YouTube into your Blackboard course using the Blackboard Mashup tool. For instructions on how to do this visit the Blackboard support page

Alternatively you can share the link to your presentation within course web pages, via email and social media.

How do I access YouTube?

You access YouTube from your web browser visit or through the content creation tools within Blackboard.

Support for YouTube

YouTube is not supported by ITS, please visit the YouTube help centre for support.

Video tutorials and 'how to' demos are presented on the YouTube Help video channel.

If your question is related to teaching and learning using You Tube, please send an e-mail to CAD email CAD-Contact or contact Stephen Marshall or Irina Elgort CAD Staff

Individualised support is also available via the CATs (Contacts for Academic Technology), visit this page to find out more and contact your CAT

Additional information

You may also find it helpful to refer to the resources on the use of Video in an Educational Environment