Features and restrictions changed for YouTube on January 25:
Vetted YouTube are available for elementary students for the first time, and “comments” are disabled and invisible.
Vetted YouTube will continue to be available to middle and high school students, but “comments” are disabled and invisible.
Unrestricted YouTube will continue for all staff, and “comments” are visible.
YouTube content for students K-12 is pre-vetted and approved instead of fully open. YouTube for Edu has already pre-approved a massive number of appropriate videos to start with and RRISD can approve and grant access via teacher request if a video is restricted. It is very likely videos you use are already view-able. Staff encountering an appropriate video that is still restricted should simply fill out a Support Desk ticket using the RRISD Customer Portal, and any ITS or IT staff can permit the video, district-wide.