Today we are going to cover some of the must know tips and tricks about YouTube that we as teachers can use to make maximum benefit from YouTube.
This post is updated on October 25, 2013 and therefore 4 tools were removed for the list because they are no longer working.
Do you know that YouTube has its own editor where you can edit the videos you upload there.Before you would need to use an external video editor to edit your videos before uploading then to YouTube , now you can edit your videos right from the editor page on YouTube. You can add effects, transitions, timelines, and crop parts you do not want to show, and you can also select a song from YouTube's library to add to your video legally.
You might have noticed those clickable links that pop up on a video prompting you to subscribe or do an action. Wondering how to do this ? It is pretty much easy, way easier than you might ever think. Just go to the Annotation page and add the text ( provide a link to make it clickable ) you want to display and there you go.you can link videos to playlists, channels, other videos or ask people to subscribe and many more.
3- Captions and Subtitles
YouTube lets you easily add captions and subtitles to your videos to help those who have a hearing impairment or who do not speak that language watch your videos. Again the process is quite easy just access the caption and subtitles page and follow the instructions or watch this video to learn more.
4- Watch Later
5- YouTube Stabilizer
YouTube Stabilizer removes the choppy and jumpy features in videos and make them look slick and professional. Watch this video to learn more:
6- YouTube Test Tube
This is a place where YouTube tests its products before it launches them to the public. Check it out, it resembles Gmail labs.