YouTube - Recording Videos from Webcam or Uploading Videos

All Luther students, faculty, and staff have the ability to upload movies to YouTube through their Norse Key.

  1. Log into YouTube. You can do this using your Norse Key or any Gmail account.
  2. Click on Upload in the upper right corner.
  3. You will have three methods by which to upload a movie: Record From Webcam, Select Files from Your Computer, or Upload Multiple Files.

Method #1 – Record From Webcam

  1. Click Record from Webcam.
  2. If prompted by Adobe Flash Player Settings, click Allow and Remember. Click Close.
  3. Click Ready to Record to record your video.
    1. If you do not see an image projected by your Webcam, try using a different browser such as Google Chrome.
  4. When finished recording, click Stop (the Red Square).
  5. You will be presented with three options: Preview, Re-record, or Publish.
  6. Click Publish to upload to YouTube.
  7. You will have the option to fill in details about your movie. All of this is optional.
    1. Recommendation – Set Privacy to Unlisted and Copy and Paste the URL that you are given. This can be sent to your professor or class to allow them to view the video, but prevents the world at large from seeing your video.
  8. Click Save Changes in the upper right corner. A video may take anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour before it is available for viewing.

Method #2 – Select Files From Your Computer

If you have already recorded the video using another application (Photo Booth, iMovie, Movie Maker, etc), you can upload the file to YouTube.

  1. Click Select Files From Your Computer.
  2. Select the file to be uploaded and click Open to begin the upload.
  3. You will have the option to fill in details about your movie as it is uploading. All of this is optional.
    1. Recommendation – Set Privacy to Unlisted and Copy and Paste the URL that you are given. This can be sent to your professor or class to allow them to view the video, but prevents the world at large from seeing your video.
  4. Once the video is done uploading and processing, it will be available for viewing.

Method #3 – Upload Multiple Files

  1. Click Select Files From Your Computer.
  2. To select multiple files, hold down CTRL (Windows) or Command (Mac) while selecting the files. Click Open when finished.
  3. You will have the option to fill in details about your movies as they are uploading. All of this is optional.
    1. Recommendation – Set Privacy to Unlisted and Copy and Paste the URL that you are given. This can be sent to your professor or class to allow them to view the video, but prevents the world at large from seeing your video.
  4. Once the videos are done uploading and processing, they will be available for viewing.