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YouTube – elearning app of the month

Many teachers link to others movies on YouTube from their Moodle course, but what about creating a private playlist?

Privacy settings in YouTube for the movies you add can be:

  • Public – videos and playlists can be seen by and shared with anyone
  • Private – videos and playlists can only be seen by you and the users you choose
  • Unlisted – videos and playlists can be seen and shared by anyone with the link
Feature Unlisted Private Public
Can share URL Yes No Yes
Can be added to a channel section Yes No Yes
Shows up in search, related videos, and recommendations No No Yes
Posted on your channel No No Yes
Shows in Subscriber feed No No Yes

So, depending on what you need, it’s possible to:

  1. Create a Playlist
  2. Add movies to this Playlist, but set them to “Unlisted” – because this means they don’t show up in YouTube searches
  3. Link to the “unlisted” movies directly from your Moodle course (usually by using the ’embed’ link available for your movie)

That’s it !

So now your movies cannot be found or viewed by others, but can be linked to from within your course – great !

Stuart Mealor
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Stuart Mealor

Stuart is interested in all things e-learning, with specific interests in Moodle, e-learning strategy, and business development. His experience in education over 30 years, MBA in International Business, and knowledge of e-learning systems implementation, together with graphic design background, give him a unique skill set for e-learning projects.

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