WMS Tech Tips
Videos In Your Classroom
Purify Video Background
Tips for Using YouTube
- Link to a specific time in a video
If you want to link to a video at a specific time, you can add #t=XXs to the URL where XX is a variable which represents the number of seconds after which the video will start.
Speed Up With Keyboard Shortcuts
When you are watching a video, click on it and you can then use the spacebar as a pause/play button.
The left and right arrows work as rewind and fast forward shortcut keys, while the up and down arrows will control the volume.
Home and end are also handy shortcuts — home takes you back to the beginning of a video while end does the opposite.
Get Better at Search
In addition to the usual "quotations marks" to search for a specific term, plus or minus signs to include or omit results, use of "INTITLE:term" to ensure the word you're looking for appears in the video's title. Adding "HD" to your search query will return high-def results while "3D" does the same for three-dimensional content.
Customize Your Captions
Consider using YouTube captions to provide literacy support for diverse learners.
You can change the caption default font, foreground and background colors and make them larger or smaller. To change your captions settings when viewing a video, click on the "CC" icon, then choose "Settings.