At UWCSEA there will be opportunities where you want to share videos that students in your class have created. As a school we need to think carefully about the intended audience of any video creations and also the content of the video that is shared. These requirements will determine how we share student’s digital work with other students, parents, the wider UWCSEA community and also the general public.
We are in the process of reviewing all the options for sharing video and looking at a long term approach to using public video sharing sites like YouTube, but generally speaking at the moment (Dec 2011) YouTube should not be used by staff for sharing video. The exception to this is for official videos put out by the Communications Department. Alternative methods for sharing video are provided below. Some of the reasons for not using YouTube are provided at the end of this document.
|A student’s personal video reflection.|
|A student’s video for a formal assessment|
|Student’s personal video for peer assessments|
|Student’s video is shared with parents.|
|Sharing student work with the UWCSEA community or publicising College events|
|Sharing student work to the general public|
Basics of Sharing Video.
Generally you will want to share student work with members of the class and treat the group as a private audience. The easiest way to achieve this is to use a staff Google Account and your online Picasa Album. You can upload any video straight from your iPhoto album on your laptop to your Picasa album. This album is linked to your GApps account. Once you have published the video you can then set the privacy settings and share with students in your class. Here is a short tutorial on sharing video.
Some Issues with YouTube
- Lack of control on comments on videos - many, many comments are inappropriate.
- Links to to inappropriate videos - one or two clicks will get you to inappropriate videos regardless of where you start.
- Lack of general control - we cannot control access or effectively remove videos if necessary
- We have reasonable alternatives available.