No longer do we need to log into the lightspeed filter or save YouTube videos for our students into Drive. With the new Google and YouTube feature, every Central Unified teacher has the option to “approve” a YouTube video for their class. Once approved, it is instantly viewable by your students. You select the video, and then students can access it on their tablet, phone, or computer.
For YouTube to know who you are, you MUST log into your Central Google Account. Go to www.google.com and click sign in. (If it already shows your username (firstname.lastname@example.org) you go to step three.)
Type in your Central username and password
Once on www.youtube.com confirm that you are logged in up at the top left.
Now find your video, via search. On the video screen (above) you will see a new blue band just below the video that gives you as the teacher an option to “APPROVE.” Once selected, students will instantly be able to view the video district wide. If you need to un-approve a video you will do it in the same spot. This allows us to get around the saving of all videos and the need to log into Lightspeed to view YouTube.