Sharing Videos

Below are instructions for uploading videos to YouTube and Vimeo, including instructions for how to make your video private during the draft phase of your project. The actual steps may be slightly different than what you read below because YouTube and Vimeo revise their account setup interfaces frequently. If you run into a problem, let me know.

Youtube Setup

  1. Using your favorite web browser go to YouTube
  2. In the upper right-hand corner click “sign in.”
  3. In the next page, “Create an account” underneath the signin box if you do not already have a Google account. If you have a Google account, login, click “Upload” in the upper right corner of the screen next to your name, and go to step six.
  4. Fill in your information in the boxes. Make sure you record this information so you can access your account later.
  5. Next, You’ll see a “How You Appear” page. Click “Continue to Upload.”
  6. On the upload page, change the setting from “public” to “private” if this is the draft of your video and not the final version (the final version of your video should be public and embedded on your blog) and enter the email addresses for your group members and me. This should send everyone an email with instructions on how to view the video.
  7. Click on “select files to upload” or drag and drop your video onto the upload box.
  8. Uploading your video could take some time, so be ready to wait or walk away for a while. If you you get a message that it is taking longer than expected, just hang in there and let it take its time.
  9. When the upload is complete, you will be able to fill in your title, description, etc. Note that below the title of your video there is a link for where to view it if it is public. This is the link that you use to embed the final version of the video on your blog.
  10. That’s it! You are done!

Vimeo Setup

  1. Using your favorite web browser go to Vimeo
  2. Fill in your name, email, and choose a password to create an account. Make sure you record this information so you can access your account later.
  3. Click “Join free”.
  4. Towards the top, click on “No thanks, I’ll stick with free Vimeo basic for now.” This should direct you to your personal page.
  5. Find and click “Upload a Video.” At this point it may prompt you to verify your email. Simply check the email account you used to sign up, and click on the link in the email from Vimeo.
  6. Next, click “Choose a Video to Upload.” This should open a dialogue box for browsing files.
  7. Choose the video file to upload, and click “Upload Selected Videos.”
  8. While your video is uploading, you can fill in any basic information they you want your classmates to know.
  9. Also while your video is uploading, you can set up the privacy settings. Click on the privacy tab and do the following if you want your video to be private during the draft stage:
    1. On ‘Who Can Watch this Video?’ choose ‘Only people with a password.’ When it prompts you, fill in the password CO302fall2015. This way only your fellow classmates can access your video.
    2. On ‘Where Can This Video Be Embedded?’ choose ‘Nowhere’.
    3. On ‘Who Can Comment on This Video?’ choose ‘Anyone’.
    4. On ‘What Can People Do with This Video?’ deselect the two boxes so it cannot be downloaded or added.
    5. Then click “Save Changes.”
  10. Then give it time. This part of the process can take a while depending on your internet speed.
  11. When your video has finished uploading, click ‘Done! Go To Video’.
  12. Your video may not be available at this point because it has to convert. You may also have to wait in line for it to begin converting. All of this process can take significant time. While you are waiting, the URL in your browser navigation pane should be the correct one to view your video once it is done. So, while you are waiting, you can copy this URL (it should look something like this: and post it along with the title to your group folder in the Writing Studio (for peer response of your draft only; the final version of your video should be public and embedded on your blog).
  13. Once you have posted your video to the appropriate space, you are done!

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