All About YouTube

According to, “Launched in May 2005, YouTube allows billions of people to discover, watch and share originally-created videos. YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, inform, and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small.”

Instructors utilize YouTube in a number of ways. For example, you may choose to:

  1. Assign a video for your class to watch and react to in a written assignment or discussion board.
  2. Create an assignment requiring students to upload a video of themselves performing a task or presenting on a topic.
  3. Require students to locate and share a video in a discussion board.
  4. Utilize YouTube as a resource for supplemental information on a topic.