Do You Need to Record a Lecture or an Interview?

Do You Need to Record a Lecture or an Interview?

TEI has had an uptick in requests to record lectures, events, and interviews. Unfortunately, we cannot be everywhere. But the good news is that this is something that you can easily do. All you need is a webcam and a YouTube account. With these two tools, you can capture an event using YouTube Live. You will then have the capability to share your recording with one to two people to as many as a million or more. Let me show you how to do it.

The actual recording is a quick and easy process. However, you first must have a usable YouTube account. Let’s set up that account.

Set up Your YouTube Account

Everyone at Jamestown Community College can use Google Applications. One of the applications is YouTube. Let me walk you through the steps starting at the MyJCC page.

1. Go to the MyJCC page and click on Email.

2. Log in with your JCC credentials.

3. Click on the Google Apps button located on the upper right portion of the screen.

Click on Google Apps button

4. Click the More option.

Click on the more button

5. Click on the YouTube button.

Click on the YouTube button

6. Click on the Create a Video or Post button located on the upper right portion of the screen.

Click on the Create video or post button

7. Click on the Go Live option. If you do not have a YouTube channel, you begin the process to create one.

Click on the Go Live button

8. Click on the Create Channel button. Note: You may have to wait to get full access to live streaming. You have to wait until you are verified. In the meantime, go to the next step.

Click on the Create Channel button

9. Click on the Get Started button.

Click on the Get Started button

10. Verify your account through a telephone. Input your number and click on the Submit button.

11. You should receive a congratulatory message indicating your account has been approved. Click the Continue button. You now have to wait 24 hours.

Recording on YouTube Live

Once your account is ready, you can then record live at any time. Before I go into the steps for creating a recording, I need to make you aware of a couple of things. First, you will need to have a webcam and microphone plugged into your computer. Second, unless you have specialized software like Wirecast, you will only be able to record what is on the webcam. If you want to capture what is on a screen, you will have to point the camera at the screen.

With YouTube Live, you can capture immediately or you can schedule a recording. I will show you both. First, we will start with a live recording.
Let me walk you through the steps starting at the MyJCC page.

1. Go to the MyJCC page and click on Email.

2. Log in with your JCC credentials.

3. Click on the Google Apps button located on the upper right portion of the screen.

4. Click the More option.

5. Click on the YouTube button.

6. Click on the Create a Video or Post button located on the upper right portion of the screen.

7. Click on the Go Live option.

8. Allow access to your camera and microphone is prompted.

9. Enter a title for your broadcast.

10. Decide if you want the recording to be public or unlisted. I would not choose private.

11. Add a description for the recording. Under More Options

12. Decide which category you wish to list the recording.

13. Under Advanced Setting, you can decide if you wish to allow chat or not.

14. When done, click on the Next button.

When all information is entered, click on Next button.

15. Smile for the screenshot.

Smile for the screenshot

16. Click Go Live when you are ready to start.

17. When you are done recording, click on End Stream button.

18. Finally, click on the Done button.

At the end of the process, you will see a page that contains a link to your video. Depending upon the visibility set for the video, you can share the link with others.

Scheduling a YouTube Live Recording

Scheduling a live recording is very similar to just going live except for a couple of steps. Here is what you need to do from the MyJCC Page.

  1. Go to the MyJCC page and click on Email.
  2. Log in with your JCC credentials.
  3. Click on the Google Apps button located on the upper right portion of the screen.
  4. Click the More option.
  5. Click on the YouTube button.
  6. Click on the Create a Video or Post button located on the upper right portion of the screen.
  7. Click on the Go Live option.
  8. Allow access to your camera and microphone is prompted.
  9. Enter a title for your broadcast.
  10. Decide if you want the recording to be public or unlisted. I would not choose private.
  11. Toggle the Schedule for later button to on.
  12. Set the time and date for the recording.
  13. Add a description for the recording. Under More Options
  14. Decide which category you wish to list the recording.
  15. Under Advanced Setting, you can decide if you wish to allow chat or not.
  16. When done, click on the Next button.
  17. Smile for the screenshot.
  18. Click on the Done button.

Your recording should now be waiting for you in a queue. If you click on the three dots below the image of the video, you can get a link to share with others.

Going Live with an Upcoming Recording

At this step in the process, you have one or more video streams scheduled to go live. It is now time to go live with them. Once again, we are going to start from the MyJCC page.

1. Go to the MyJCC page and click on Email.

2. Log in with your JCC credentials.

3. Click on the Google Apps button located on the upper right portion of the screen.

4. Click the More option.

5. Click on the YouTube button.

6. Click on the Create a Video or Post button located on the upper right portion of the screen.

7. Click on the Go Live option.

8. Click on the Upcoming link on the top YouTube bar.

9. Select the video that you wish to start live stream with.

Select Upcoming and then the video you want to stream Live

10. Click on the Live Dashboard button.

11. Click on the Go Live button. You will start to go live.

12. When you are done recording, click on End Stream button.

13. Finally, click on the Done button.

At the end of this process, you should have a video recorded and available to share with others. If you have any questions about this process, please contact a member of the TEI team.

Stan Skrabut, Ed.D.

Stan is Director of Technology-Enhanced Instruction. He has over 20 years experience working as an instructional technologist and trainer. He has a master’s degree in computing technology in education and a doctorate in education specializing in instructional technology.

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