Embedding Video Into Your Online Classroom

Friday, September 4, 2009
Over the past few years I've been using YouTube videos to enhance my online teaching. I find some of these videos on YouTube and others I create myself. Not long ago I had a student comment to me that she found the videos helpful, and sometimes entertaining, but she was concerned about the advertisements and video links that pop-up in YouTube. It became my mission to find a way to embed the videos into my courses without the students having to A- see links to videos that may be inappropriate, and B- allow the learners to see the videos without navigating away from my classroom. I found a way, and I'm sharing it here with you. I hope You may find these videos useful. ~ Allen

Here are my basic instructions on how to include YouTube (whether your own or others) into your classroom.

I typically start with some information about the value of technology in education, but for my blog, let's cut to the chase.

This first video is the introductory video.

This next video will show you how to download a free HTML editor called NVU. You're going to need this, or something like this if you want to start including video in your online classroom.

Now if you don't know how to work with NVU, here is a brief (very brief) tutorial. NVU is simple, it's like a word document. But it makes what you write in HTML pretty on the Web.

This next video shows you how to create your YouTube account... if you're so inclined.

Now this video will show exactly how to embed the YouTube video into your online classroom.

Finally, if you're interested in how to upload videos of yourself into your online classroom, watch this video.

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