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YouTube is an excellent source of varied video materials, and much of it can be used for educational purposes. But sometimes, it can be a challenge to search for videos well suited for your discipline, and to know when and how it is appropriate to use them. This tip aims to help you do just that.

Improve your Search Results

The first step to enhancing your YouTube skills may be to think more flexibly about how you’re searching within YouTube. The following video aims to provide you with tips and strategies you can apply in your searching.

Teaching and Learning Conestoga in collaboration with the Online Learning Center. (2020). Improving Google and YouTube search results [Video file]. Licensed CC-BY. Retrieved August 2020 from https://youtu.be/oNzsitE7o5Q.

Learn more from the Conestoga Library about how to appropriately check that a YouTube video is compliant with copyright. Then, scroll below to learn more about YouTube channels and the YouTube Studio.

Understand Better how Channels Work

Channels are collections of videos from a certain video creator. Vetting a channel’s reliability is much like evaluating whether a newspaper or journal are reliable sources of information. By following or using verified channels, and by sourcing videos from appropriate channels, we do better diligence to copyright and provide more reliable resources for students to learn from. The following video aims to help you understand and work with channels more effectively.

Teaching and Learning Conestoga in collaboration with the Online Learning Center. (2020). Understanding YouTube Channels [Video file]. Licensed CC-BY. Retrieved August 2020 from https://youtu.be/S_-yDhX4oxk.

Get to Know the YouTube Studio

Did you know you can use your college email to create a free YouTube account, and store videos? This lets you use the YouTube Studio to store a large quantity of videos for free, and automatically captions them, meeting AODA requirements.

Teaching and Learning Conestoga in collaboration with the Online Learning Center. (2020). Getting to know the YouTube Studio [Video file]. Licensed CC-BY. Retrieved August 2020 from https://youtu.be/ZhwUqHVY0lw.

How do you extend your own YouTube skills? Share your ideas below!

Jess Wilkinson

Jesslyn is the Educational Technology Officer at Conestoga. An Ontario Certified Teacher, and holding a B.A. and B.Ed., Jesslyn researches and promotes new technologies for faculty to enhance pedagogical practices. She brings to the role her experience as a Google and Microsoft certified technology trainer and as a classroom teacher in South Korea, Mongolia, and Ontario, focusing on special education and assistive learning technologies. She is available for workshops, consultations, and support with using technology in higher education contexts.

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