How to send YouTube videos via Google Classroom?
Flavia Belham
Chief Scientist @ Seneca Learning
September 16, 2020

How to send YouTube videos via Google Classroom?

Let's say that have found a really good video and want your students to watch it. But how can you send these videos to them via Google Classroom? This might sound complicated, but is actually quite simple.

Here is how to do it:

  • Step 1. Select any of your classes
  • Step 2. Click on “Classwork”
  • Step 3. Click on “Create” > Material
  • Step 4. Type the title and the description so students know what that activity is about.
  • Step 5. Click on Add > Youtube.

Now you can either search for the video or, if you already know which one you want, it’s easier to select “URL” and paste the link from the video. Then, hit Assign and it’s done!

Do you know what else works really well during remote learning? It’s to send students a video and an assignment at the same time. That way, they can learn/revise the content with the video and then answer the questions and test themselves to see how much they understood. You can also use this assessment to grade them as homework.

How to learn and answer questions within the video?

Follow the first two steps as before, but select “Assignment” instead of “Material”. Then add the YouTube video, as you did before, and click “Add” to select the actual quiz. Once that is done, you hit “Assign” and students will receive the video and the test together!

An easy way to send them quizzes is to use the free platform Seneca Learning. You can choose from thousands of different tests and activities. All you need to do is copy the link to that activity and add to the Google Classroom assignment using “Add” > “Link”. You can also send them Google Forms and activities in PDFs.

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