Monday, June 22, 2009
Have you ever wanted to show a YouTube video in class and wondered if there was some way to have it automatically start at the spot you want? Someone asked me this today. (Thank you Debbie for the Q) Within a minute I had the answer to the question, and it's easy!
OK, let's say I wanted to show one of my course introductions but I wanted to start at the part where I show the class a montage of the commercials we'll be talking about in the class.
- First I view my video and determine that I want it to start at 3 minutes and 32 seconds.
- Next grab the URL for the video- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7V27ZVm3pw
- Add #t=00m00s to the end -inserting your minutes and seconds into the formula. In this case I want to start at 3:32 so I would add #t=03m32s to the end of my URL, like so http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7V27ZVm3pw#t=03m32s
Wow..wonderful world isn't it!