University of Minnesota YouTube channel
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A website for viewing and sharing video with both the University and larger audiences


YouTube is available to all students, faculty, staff and departments through the Google Apps suite of tools.* Upload a video and share it with your class or create a shared account to promote your organization. YouTube is free and and easy to use.

*Access is restricted for some members of the Academic Health Center.  Learn more.

Instructors can search publicly available YouTube videos in Canvas using an icon in the rich editor and then embed the YouTube video in a Canvas course site.


  • Easy and intuitive video uploading and viewing
  • Inserts directly into Canvas courses
  • Privacy options for managed video access
  • Closed captioning available
  • Live stream broadcasting available with YouTube Live
  • Viewer count and analytics
  • Shared organizational accounts with Google My Business
  • Unlimited storage and 11 hour maximum video length

Getting Started

Integration into Canvas

A faculty member, instructor, or staff member requested that this tool be integrated into Canvas.

Intended Audience

Staff & Departments
Health Sciences Affiliates
IT Staff and Partners


University-funded: no charge.