How to Upload 30 Minute Videos to YouTube

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Instructor-made videos are excellent tools for scaffolding student learning and providing students with remedial  or supplemental instruction on-demand.  Many MATC faculty now use such programs like Camtasia, Windows Movie Maker, or PowerPoint 2010 to create their own lecture capture videos and publish them YouTube.

YouTube is a free video service that all faculty now have access to through their school Google accounts. By default, YouTube will upload videos no greater than 15 minutes long.  However, there is a way that you can increase your limit to 30 minutes!

Accessing Your YouTube Account

If you have never accessed your official MATC YouTube account before, you do so by first logging into your faculty Gmail account.  In the black toolbar above your inbox, click the MORE button and select YOUTUBE from the menu of Google Apps.

Log into your Gmail to access your Google Apps, including YouTube

At this point, you may be prompted to complete and customize your user profile. But once this is done, you can begin adding videos to your YouTube channel.

5 Steps to Increasing Your Video Length Limit

  1. Once you are logged in to your YouTube account, click the UPLOAD button at the top of the page.
  2. On the FILE UPLOAD PAGE, scroll to the bottom of the page and click the INCREASE YOUR LIMIT link.
    Increase Your Video Length
  3. You will be taken to the VERIFY YOUR ACCOUNT PAGE.   On this page, complete the form by indicating your preferred verification method, VOICE CALL or SMS text message. In the COUNTRY field, choose UNITED STATES.  Lastly, in the PHONE NUMBER field, type your area code and  phone number (without dashes or special symbols). Then, click SUBMIT.
    Complete the verification notification form; choose "Voice Call" and enter your full phone number.
  4. You will be taken to the ACCOUNT VERIFICATION PAGE.  Within moments, you should receive an AUTOMATED CALL or TEXT from YouTube that gives you a 6 DIGIT CODE.   Type  this code in the account verification code box. Then, click SUBMIT.
    Type your verification code in the Account Verification box.
  5. If successful, you will see a confirmation message saying your account has been enabled for video uploads longer than 15 minutes. You can immediately start uploading your longer video files to your YouTube channel.
    If successful, you will see a confirmation page.

Uploading Your Video

If you have never uploaded a video to YouTube before, please see the video tutorial below.  Please note that longer videos may take longer to upload and process.