Last Updated: March 13th, 2018

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YouTube is a video sharing website where users can upload, view and share video content such as videoblogs, home videos, original videos, TV clips, music videos, and move clips. Unregistered YouTube users can watch videos.

Registered users can upload videos, and tag videos to fall under categories. Users can also comment on videos and can subscribe to the RSS feed of a particular user.

Application to All Courses

  • Can create collections of relevant content
  • Is a public host for media.
  • Can evaluate student work in alternative mediums.
  • Add creativity, imagination, and insight into an assignment.
  • Reaches a variety of learning styles.
  • Easy for instructors and students to post media.


  • View an example of a YouTube video from the University of Florida Lightening Research Lab entitled: Educated Destruction.
  • View an embedded lecture on Seeds by Dr. Sandy Wilson, Associate Professor of Environmental Horticulture at the University of Florida:

Getting Started

  • Users register for an account on YouTube.
  • Once registered the user can upload a video onto Youtube and can comment on other videos.

Additional Resources

  • Wikipedia – YouTube: A detailed explanation of YouTube including copyright infringement policies and resources.
  • YouTube: The YouTube homepage.

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Accessibility Statement

Keep accessibility in mind as you develop course content and build assignments and assessments. Many online tools are not fully accessible, so it’s important to think about how you will make the assignment accessible if requested. The Disability Resource Center and the UF Accessibility page will guide you in making appropriate accommodations. You can also find out more about accessibility at our toolbox page on Accessibility in the Online Classroom.

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