Learning@CSU Guide

How to Record, Upload, and Share a YouTube Video: Introduction

Because CSU's learning management system, RamCT Blackboard, does not have sufficient memory for every student to upload video files directly to a course, your course will use YouTube to host and share student- and instructor-recorded videos. Directions for recording, uploading, and sharing a video on YouTube are provided below. You may use other video upload/sharing sites with which you are familiar, instead of YouTube, as long as you are able to provide the class with a link to your video.

Record Your Video

Devices such as a web camera, laptop camera, digital camera, video recorder, or cell phone may be used to record your video as long as the video file format is one of the Supported YouTube formats. Your video may need to be a particular duration so be sure to verify your equipment's recording capabilities in order to meet the length of time requirement. Refer to the following YouTube support web sites for assistance with recording your video:

Once your video has been recorded and saved, you are ready to upload to YouTube.

Upload a Video: Create or Login to Your YouTube Account

You will need to create or use a Gmail/Google account in order to use YouTube for uploading and sharing videos. As a CSU student, you should automatically have a Google account. You can use that account to login to YouTube, or you can create a new account, or use another YouTube or Google account you may already have. Once you are logged in, you can use a webcam, digital camera, video camera, or cell phone to record your video directly into YouTube, or upload a video you recorded previously. Refer to the following YouTube support web sites for assistance with uploading your video:

Share Your Video

Once you have recorded and uploaded your video to YouTube, you will share your video with your classmates and instructor. Refer to the following YouTube support web sites for assistance with sharing your video: