About this Tool

YouTube is a free video sharing and social media website. It hosts many educational videos, and you can use the Rich Content Editor in Canvas to integrate them into your Assignments, Pages, and Discussions. YouTube also enables you and your students to publish your own videos and to select the desired level of privacy for your videos.

Indiana University—as well as several IU campuses, schools, and departments— maintains an official YouTube channel.

Key Features for Teaching and Learning

  • Add videos to Canvas. You can add YouTube videos to your Canvas course by inserting links, uploading media, and/or embedding.
  • Choose who sees your videos. Videos can be public, private, or unlisted.
  • Access from any device. You can view YouTube videos on the browser of your choice or download the app for Android or iOS.
  • Add subtitles and captions. Increase accessibility by subtitling and captioning your videos.

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