Creating a YouTube Channel
If you have a Google account, you have a YouTube account. This includes the @shakopeeschools.org domain. In order to upload videos to YouTube, you must must create a channel. Go to youtube.com and click sign in if you aren’t already signed into Google. Your Youtube account allows you to subscribe to other channels to watch, track your viewing history, make videos to watch later, and most importantly, post videos to your channel.
Along the left-hand side of the screen, click on “My Channel” to get started.
Once you have clicked on my channel, you will be prompted to “Use YouTube as…” Teachers can put something like Mr. Smith while students are encouraged to use their first name and last initial. Once you are ready, click “Create Channel.”
Click Upload in the upper-right corner to locate a video file on your computer to upload to YouTube. You can choose to make your video public, hidden, or private before you upload or changes these settings at any time. It is also recommended that you disable comments unless you want feedback on your video.
The basic info settings allow you to title your video, add it to a playlist (if you have multiple similar videos, give your video a detailed description, and then enter tags so people can find your video when they search YouTube. You can also change your video to be public (anyone can search and find it), unlisted (people can’t search YouTube to find it), or hidden (only you can see it unless you share it directly with someone using the link).
The advanced settings allow you to disable comments and much more. It is recommended that you disable comments for school projects.