YouTube. We're so grateful to have a platform where we can share our work, and the platform also helps (partially) with supporting our work so we can continue to create. A while back, we wrote a post about tips for viewers using YouTube to watch edu videos. We wanted to update and expand on that based on what we've learned over the years.
1- Captions/subtitles on edu videos have so many benefits.
2- Captions/subtitles on edu videos can be available in different languages!
Important Update: After September 28, 2020, YouTube is removing the feature that allows the community to contribute new subtitles. This affects all YouTube channels. However, any previously created subtitles that were published before this date will remain!
3- But also: transcripts!
4- Ads on YouTube that you don't want to see?
5- Time stamped table of contents?
Update: If a video has a table of contents, now it will also immediately show as chapters on the video progress bar!
P.S. Just to add, f you make a YouTube comment that has a time in it (ex. 1:00), it turns it into a hyperlinked time stamp.
6- Too fast? Slow it down!
7- Keyboard shortcuts are a great way to stop and skip!
8- So many ways to share...
9- Expand those video details---and the pinned comment (if there is one)!
A pinned comment is a comment that the edu creator has placed at the top of their comments. In many cases, it may be a comment from the edu creator themselves. The comment may have a clarification or important video note.