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You almost certainly have experience using YouTube – the world’s largest video hosting service, first launched in 2005. Over 5 billion videos are viewed on the platform every day, and there’s a good chance that you’ll find some decent learning material highly relevant to your course.

Of course you can also create your own! Using a recording service like Screencast-O-Matic, Microsoft Streams, or even your own smartphone or webcam, you can create videos and lectures on your own YouTube channel and host them for your learners.

While YouTube integrates well with Aula, teachers should be aware that the service is not available in all countries, and it’s not recommended to host essential content in your module on YouTube. However, it could be a good source of supplemental information or a place to host content for purely UK-based students. This product is marked as ‘managed use’ in the EdTech Ecosystem document, so staff can use it with students after consideration of GDPR and data security. If you have concerns, speak to your Associate Head of School for Student Experience or equivalent role.

Firewall Status: Unsafe
This tool appears to be blocked by countries with more restrictive firewalls. Consider using an alternative if you’ll be joined by students learning remotely from outside the UK

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