YouTube MyWebcam

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Create Videos using YouTube’s My Webcam Tool

YouTube’s My Webcam tool is a free tool you can use to record short videos using a webcam. Instructors could record videos and add them to Sakai courses to introduce yourself to students in your classes. Or introduce weekly lessons or assignments.

What do I need to record a video?

  • Gmail account
  • Webcam (some webcams have built in microphones)
  • Microphone (if your webcam doesn’t have a microphone)
  • Flash installed on your computer

Tip: Before recording your video it’s a good idea to write a script. Save the script as a text file. You can use your script to add captions to your video.

Record and upload a video

  • YouTube’s My Webcam tool
    • Log in with a Gmail account
  • Record a video. Instructions for recording a video
  • Enter info about the video in Basic info
    • Enter a title for your video
    • Enter a description for your video
    • Tags: Delete the webcam and video tags
    • Video privacy settings:
      • Select Unlisted (recommended setting) from the drop down list
        • Public (anyone can search and find the video)
        • Unlisted (the video is not available via search, only people with the link can see the video)
        • Private (the video is only available to you)
        • More info about video privacy settings
    • Click Save changes

Add captions to a video