YouTube is a video-sharing website on which users can upload, view and share videos. As a video-sharing Web site, YouTube allows users to upload and record videos.

In an educational environment, YouTube can be used by instructors to (a) record a classroom lecture, announcement, or assignment instructions, and (b) provide video assignment feedback. Students can also use it to record themselves as a part of a class assignment. 

Recording and Uploading Videos to YouTube

The first thing you will need to do is to set up your free YouTube account.

Once your account is set up and you are familiar with the Website layout, follow these instructions on how to upload a video to YouTube. This resource covers a similar topic, but it contains more visual cues and explains multiple methods for uploading your videos to YouTube (desktop, mobile).  

When you are ready to start your recording, follow these tips when using your Web or any other camera to record your lessons. Happy YouTubing! 

Here are several examples from EKU professors: