Creating and Curating Content on YouTube

Engagement Details


YouTube is considered by many to be the 2nd largest search engine in the world. In this engagement, you will explore the benefits of using YouTube as a teacher, as a creator of content, and as a curator of existing video resources. You will learn how to upload and manage your own videos, to subscribe to channels of interest, and to create and share playlists for use by you and your students.

Learning Objectives

  1. Benefits to using YouTube from the teacher perspective, creator perspective, and curator perspective
  2. How to upload content to YouTube
  3. How to configure settings on uploaded videos
  4. How to add captions to uploaded content
  5. How to curate content through channel subscriptions
  6. How to create and share playlists of curated content

About the Author

Eric Schmieder

Eric Schmieder

Eric Schmieder has taught computer technology courses in curriculum-based, continuing education, and corporate training environments since 2001.

Eric has maintained expert-level certification in Microsoft Office since Office XP, has over 30 years of programming experience, two decades of web design experience, and is a sought after presenter for conferences, workshops, and professional development seminars.

He has authored and co-authored several textbooks on computer technologies, including his recently released book, Web, Database, and Programming: A foundational approach to data-driven application development using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, MySQL, and PHP, First Edition.

His professor and mentor at Western Carolina University, Dr. William Perry, instilled a mantra that remains true today and will serve as a guiding principle as he shares what he has learned - and continues to learn - with you in this course. "Learn to love to learn. Technology is always changing!"

Video Preview


  • Engagement Overview / Posting Content to YouTube (13 min 51 sec)
  • Posting Content to YouTube
  • Captioning Uploaded Content
  • Posting and Captioning a Video on YouTube
  • Curating Content on YouTube (6 min 39 sec)
  • Subscribing to Channels
  • Working with Playlists
  • Curating and Sharing Content on YouTube
  • Engagement Summary (2 min 19 sec)
  • Knowledge Check