Day 3 of Google 2020 – YouTube

Today for Day 3 of Google, we are going to take a look at some YouTube tips. We use it every day, whether we are learning about a topic, or just looking for a laugh. Hopefully some of these tips will help improve your experience with YouTube.


Ever in a situation where you want to speed through a video due to the content that you are being asked to watch or the limited amount of time that you have to watch the video in? Consider changing the speed by which it is played. This is a setting that is local to you. This is a great way for students and teachers to customize their learning and the speed at which they receive it.

When you find a video that you want to watch, click on the setting gear, followed by playback speed. You will find that the playback speed is set at normal (1.0 speed). I have found that I can handle 1.5 speed and that it is an appropriate speed to still retain the necessary information. The first time that I really promoted this feature was at the beginning of this school year. Our high school teachers had a couple of self-paced trainings to complete from me and I wanted to give them the opportunity to customize how they learned the information, one way by determining the speed they wanted to consume the information from me. “Want Craig to talk a bit faster, increase my speed to 1.5.”


Find that you missed something important while watching a youtube video? No worries. No need for your to drag the your mouse to find the right spot that you need. Instead…

Hit j and the video will jump back the last 10 seconds. You can repeat this as many times as you need to and it will continue in increments of 10 seconds.

Find that you want to move just a bit quicker through a video but don’t want to change the speed by which the video is playing?

Hit l (alphabet l, not number 1) and the video will leap forward 10 seconds. Again, you can repeat this as many times as you need to and it will continue in increments of 10 seconds.


There is a short hack to sharing YouTube videos without adds/suggestions on the right side of YouTube. It consists of you selecting the specific link in the embed section of the YouTube video. You can get this by selecting share button, followed by embed. The trick is highlighting the link and copying it at the same time. Then, paste the link in the designated spot you need it in. The gif below shows me pasting the link in a document. You can also hyperlink words to be a link as well.

And that is my Spiel…

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