The Plus and Minus of Moving Your Video to YouTube
· It is easy to do. Clear directions are on the YouTube site. You must set up your space on the site.
· Most students are familiar with YouTube.
· IF YOUR COMPUTER GOES DOWN YOU WILL NOT HAVE LOST ALL YOUR HARD WORK.
· You own the video. It is YOURS.
· You can make it private so that ONLY the people to whom you send the url can access it.
· YouTube has been around for a long time. Other sites sometimes go out of business and then your video can no longer be accessed.
- If a student uses the computer at their office or at a library YouTube may be blocked.
- YouTube jointly owns the right to your creation. I have never heard of YouTube exercising this right, but it is in black and white with the agreement.
- Most Learning Management Systems (LMS) allow you to attach a video directly from your disk. However some institutions do block this because of fear of overloading their servers with video.
- If you design a course on your own but teach for an institution that institution may still consider it part of their intellectual property and claim it for use of others even if it is in YouTube.