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I asked my students to create a YouTube video and create annotations (like sticky notes on the video) by editing their video within YouTube. Problem is, apparently on their GAFE (Google Apps for Education) account the option to add annotations was not working. This necessitated that we copy the videos to personal YouTube account.

Step 1:

Go to http://YouTube.com and go to the video manager

Step 2: 

Check the checkbox next to the video

Step 3: 

From the actions menu choose creative commons

Step 4:

Go to the video. Right click on the video to “copy the video URL”

Step 5:

Log out or open an incognito window (Chrome – command+shift+n)

Step 6:

Log into other YouTube account

Step 7:

Paste the URL of the video into the address bar (ie: go to the video logged in under new account)

Step 8:

Under the video is the option to “remix this video.” Note this only shows up if the video is under a creative commons license.

Step 9:

At the top left NAME the video something meaningful.

Note: you can use the Youtube.com/editor to actually edit this video, add music or text if you desire. If just wanting to make a copy, simply rename and publish.

Step 10:


Now the video is COPIED to the new YouTube account.


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