If you're using a Loaner Laptop from the MLK, you should already have Snagit:
If you're using your own computer, then you can get Snagit from SJSU eCampus:
Visit this page [Snagit via eCampus] and fill out the Request Form.
After filling out and submitting the form, you'll receive an email from eCampus (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a download link and licensing information. Follow the guided instructions for instillation, and when you reach the licensing section of set up, be sure to:
Once installed, Snagit will be ready to use.
Snagit lets you select a section of your screen (or the entire screen) and records everything you do in that selection. Have your microphone on, and you can narrate what you are doing on the screen.
When you finish your recording, you'll be able to "share" the video directly with several other programs, including email. For our purposes, I suggest you download a copy of the video (it will be a MP4 file). To do so, first click SHARE. Then from the dropdown, look for the option that says FILE.
You'll then be able to name and download the file. It's always good to have the original file on hand in case something goes screwy when you try uploading it for your students
Here's a quick demonstration of a SnagIt recording:
Step 1: Accessing Your YouTube Account
Through your Gmail work email account, you already have access to a YouTube account. To get to your YouTube account click the 6 dots in a square () next to your profile picture, and scroll down to the YouTube link.
Be aware: if you are also logged into your personal G-Account, YouTube may default to your personal account even if you navigate to YouTube via the 6 dots in a square () in your work account. Check which account you're using by selecting your profile picture in the top right corner of YouTube. If you are using your personal account, and not work account, select "Switch account" from the same drop down.
Step 2: Creating a YouTube Channel
A YouTube account will let you watch, comment, and like videos. To upload videos you need to create a YouTube channel. To do so, click your profile picture in the top right of the screen, and select "Create a channel" from the drop down menu.
You have two options when creating your channel, either is fine, just be aware that whatever you choose will be visible under all of your videos:
You'll be given the option to change your profile picture, add a channel description, and link to your various emails and social media. All of these can be changed later, so fill out as much or as little as you want. And viola! You have a YouTube channel!
Step 3: Uploading a Video
To upload a video simply select the camera icon () in the upper right corner, and select "Upload video" from the dropdown.
When uploading a video, you'll have 3 pages to fill out: the Details page, Video Elements page, and Visibility page.
1) Details page: This first page of options you'll see will allow you to enter details about the video and change or add a title.
2) Video Elements page: This page gives you the option to add cards and end screens. You probably won't use these, but they're here if you want:
3) Visibility Page: You have three options when it comes to Video Visibility. I recommend Public or Unlisted for ease of video sharing:
Here's a quick walkthrough of the process using your SJSU account:
For additional help navigating your YouTube channel, check out the How to Use YouTube Studio playlist.
Adding captions (aka: Subtitles) is important in order to be ADA compliant. Luckily, any video you upload to YouTube will be automatically subtitled. Keep in mind, though, this process is far from perfect, and can take a decent amount of time for YouTube to accomplish. For example, YouTube needed about 10 minutes to create subtitles for my 58 second video.
After uploading a video, you'll know subtitles are available once the [CC] option appears on your video in the lower right corner.
Once available, you'll want to look over and edit the subtitles. To do so, go to your YouTube Studio page (accessible from your Profile picture) and click on the SUBTITLES option on the left sidebar. You'll now see a list of your videos and the subtitles that go along with it. For each video, you can see how many languages your video has available in the "Languages" column. (NOTE: Youtube may have recently removed the Language column so you might not see this part)
Look for the SUBTITLES column on the right. If YouTube is done auto-generating subtitles, you will see "Published". If you hover your mouse over "Published", three dots should appear.
From this option box, choose "EDIT in Classic" to get to the page where you can edit the subtitles. Here you'll be able to play your video and read the generated subtitles. If you find mistakes, click the EDIT button in the top right corner and make your changes. Try to add correct grammar (capitalization and punctuation marks). Remember to click SAVE when you are done.
Be aware: it is possible to change the order and duration of the subtitles. So use care when selecting sections to edit, so you don't accidentally move them from their correct position in the video.
Here's a quick demonstration of editing captions:
Instead of Editing the captions in YouTube, you can choose to Download the .srt file. This can be opened on your computer with a simple text editor and fix any spelling and grammar issues.
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