YouTube is a free video sharing website where you can watch videos online or upload videos that you created.
Can I use YouTube videos in my class?
There is a lot of great content that can be used to supplement or complement course materials and according to the terms of service, videos can be linked or embedded into a course. There are typically two types of licenses for material published on YouTube the standard YouTube terms of service and Creative Commons licenses.
Creative Commons License: Users who create content can license their work with a Creative Commons (CC) license. CC licenses allow creators to offer certain usage rights to the public, while reserving other rights. The licenses inform individuals who want to use a copyrighted work how they can do so without seeking permission from the creator. Permission is given for certain activities in advance. There are 6 different licenses that can be applied. Learn more about the licenses at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/.